Corporate Responsibility by the Numbers
Timberland just announced its corporate social responsibility (CSR) results for the first quarter of 2010. A couple of Earthkeeping highlights:
- We achieved a 2.5% emissions reduction in Q1 2010 compared to performance in Q1 2009. This reduction is due to energy efficiency improvements, like LED lighting retrofits in our stores and energy efficiency improvements at our headquarters. Several of our stores in Europe are now purchasing renewable electricity, which also contributed to reduced energy demand.
- We continue to see improvement in our Green Index® scores — meaning that the environmental impact of our products is getting lighter, and better. In our Green Index rated products, recycled and organic content has increased 15% year over year in Q1, and our average Green Index score is 5.87, compared to 6.52 in Q1 2009 (on a 10-point scale with 1 being very green and 10 being very … not).
- Based on this quarter’s performance and the potential for additional renewable energy projects in 2010, we expect to meet our aggressive 50% emissions reduction target over a 2006 baseline.