Timberland reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 36%

Stratham, Calif. The Timberland Co. reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 36% in 2009 over its 2006 baseline for the company’s owned and operated facilities and employee air travel. Timberland reported it is on track to reach its goal of a 50% emissions reduction by the end of 2010.

The company attributed the reduction primarily to increased energy efficiency at its retail locations, renewable energy procurement at its distribution facilities and decreases in employee air travel. All new Timberland stores in North America are built to LEED specifications and the company also achieved energy savings by installing state-of-the-art LED lighting in nearly all of its U.S. stores.

"Timberland is committed to reducing its carbon footprint -- both in our facilities and throughout the supply chain -- and conducting our business in the most environmentally responsible way,” said Betsy Blaisdell, senior manager, environmental stewardship, Timberland. “In 2009, we made improvements that we are proud of and can continue to build upon."