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Timberland: Doing the Right Thing

On the same day I posted the blog on “Deforestation and Your Supply Chain”, Earthkeepers posted a statement from Jeffrey Swartz, Timberland’s CEO in an Update From the Amazon. The deforestation referred to by Greenpeace is caused by cattle ranchers who cut down the rain forest to raise livestock primarily for food. Less than 10% of the proceeds of the cow are for the leather sold as raw materials to suppliers who turn the hides into products such as footwear.

Deforestation and Your Supply Chain

Nearly 20 percent of global warming causing emissions are from forest destruction, more climate pollution than all the world’s cars, trucks, trains, planes, and ships combined.

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