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Save the Date: Timberland Talks Citizen Engagement

Since 2008, Timberland has hosted quarterly calls with a diverse set of stakeholders to support our long-term corporate CSR strategy. This level of transparency and accountability helps Timberland elevate a dialogue on material issues for our industry while providing us critical feedback as we chart our path to become a more sustainable organization.

DATE: Tuesday, August 4, 2009
TIME: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

SUBJECT: How we’re building an Earthkeeper movement to empower our own employees and citizens worldwide to incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives.

SPEAKERS: Jeff Swartz of Timberland & Deron Triff of Changents

Please register for the event by following these simple steps:

1. Click this link (or copy & paste into your web browser:

2. Click “Physically Attending” to register for the event.

3. Click “Submit.”

You’ll receive an email from Justmeans within 24 hours that confirms successful registration. You may also register for the event by emailing

Be sure to sign up by July 30 to receive additional information about the call and call-in details.

The results of this and other calls are posted on our reporting web page on This online stakeholder platform enables a continuation of the discussion through stakeholder comments and discussion. You can learn more about past Timberland stakeholder calls by visiting the CSR section of our website.

Timberland’s Quarterly Corporate Responsibility Results Released

Timberland’s Q1 2009 corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance report is now available online at  Results are organized according to our 4 CSR pillars (energy, product, workplace and service) and choice highlights include:

  • We achieved continued greenhouse gas emissions reductions due to less air travel and a conversion of our Danville distribution center to renewable electricity.
  • We continue to report supply chain emissions in our effort to address the largest part of our carbon footprint. We’re refining our data collection from factories and will report emissions related to Timberland-only products later in 2009. Establishing a baseline for Timberland-related emissions will allow us to work more effectively with our partner factories on carbon management.
  • The growth in our Earthkeepers product line has resulted in our apparel team and licensees greatly exceeding our organic cotton procurement target. This reduces our dependence on conventional cotton, which is grown with harmful pesticides and herbicides.
  • We are now reporting our consumption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which is a more holistic measure of hazardous chemical consumption than our previous water-based adhesive metric. Tracking this metric will allow us to better manage the chemicals in our footwear supply chain.

To see our detailed disclosure, click on the reports at  Here, you’ll find quarterly comparisons to annual data and forward-looking targets, description of our metrics and data collection processes, and analysis of this quarter’s results.  For more information, contact

Save the Date: Timberland Talks About Carbon Neutrality

A year ago, Timberland started hosting quarterly calls with a diverse group of stakeholders to focus on key environmental and social issues for our company and our industry.  These calls have proven to be a good way for us to share information about what we’re doing to be a more sustainable organization, and provide valuable feedback which helps shape our efforts going forward.

The topic for our next call is corporate climate strategies — including Timberland’s progress towards our 2010 carbon neutral goal and the role offsets will play in meeting that goal.  Won’t you join us?

Date / Time: April 20, 2009 (11 am – 12:30 pm ET)

Featured speakers:
Jeff Swartz, CEO of Timberland
Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres

Click here to register (deadline April 16)

All calls are recorded and posted online at and, we aim to continue these conversations online after the call at

Can’t listen in but want to share your questions or thoughts on the subject?  Comments are welcome here.