3. Leather Sourcing
Since 2011, our policy has been to only source leather from tanneries that achieve either a silver or gold certification from the Leather Working Group. LWG certification is awarded to tanneries that demonstrate environmental best practice and performance.
In addition, we’ve banned the sourcing of hides from any country or region where we have become aware of animal husbandry or animal welfare concerns. By 2020, we aim to ensure that all leather we use is sourced from LWG silver or gold-rated tanneries.
4. Second Chance Shoe Recycling Program
Every year across the EU, there is over 12.2 tonnes of textile waste accumulated, with over half of this ending its life in landfill or an incinerator. Our Second Chance program offers a way for our customers to divert unwanted footwear away from landfill and do their bit for the environment in an easy and hassle-free way.
Unwanted shoes can be brought to one of our participating Timberland stores and dropped into the designated Second Chance box to be given a new lease of life through charity, Traid. As a reward for our customers, each time you donate we’ll give you a 10% off coupon for your next purchase!
5. Plant the Change
At Timberland, we recognise the power and importance of trees when it comes to improving the quality of our planet and individual well-being. This is why we have committed to planting 50 million trees around the world over the next five years, in collaboration with seven global organisations, as part of our ‘Plant the Change’ campaign.