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VF Exceeds Carbon Reduction Goal

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

VF Corp. has raised the bar for sustainability.

The Greensboro, North Carolina-based company, which owns outdoor lifestyle brands The North Face, Vans, Timberland and Wrangler, among others, reduced its global carbon emissions by 12 percent between 2011 and 2015—trouncing the 5 percent goal originally set for that five-year period.

Put another way, VF prevented more than 38,000 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere in those years, the equivalent of the electricity needed to power 5,710 homes for one year.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.