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POWERFUL BRANDS. POWERFUL PLATFORMS. ONE VF.
BRADFORD VAN VOORHEES
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability
Better Cott...
» Global leader in branded
lifestyle apparel and footwear
» Diverse portfolio of more than 30
powerful brands
» Business m...
OUR BRANDS
A FEW FACTS
$12.3B2014 global revenues
59Kassociates around the world
150countries worldwide
NO.
1manufacturer of denim
~1...
Global Annual
Cotton Yield is
over 20m
Metric Tons
Grown in
around
85 Countries
Supporting
250 Million
people’s
livelihoods
2.4% of the
world’s crop lands
are planted with
cotton
11% of the
world’s Insecticide
24% of the
world’s Pesticide
73% is ...
VF buys nearly 1% of the global cotton supply
Roughly 200,000 Metric Tons
Indirectly affecting over 2.5 million people
What is Sustainable Cotton for VF?
Improvements in one or more of the
following areas:
• Environmental footprint
• Social ...
Major Sustainable Cotton Options:
How They Compare
10Confidential |
BCI Utilization 2013-2015 (in Metric Tons)
Energy Efficiency
Identifying efficiencies and lowering our ca...
11Confidential |
2014 Better Cotton by Country of Supplier (in Metric Tons)
Energy Efficiency
Identifying efficiencies and...
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BENEFITS
12
THANK YOU
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The Better Cotton Initiative

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Net Impact talk 20 August, 2015 by Brad Van Voorhees, VFC

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The Better Cotton Initiative

  1. 1. POWERFUL BRANDS. POWERFUL PLATFORMS. ONE VF. BRADFORD VAN VOORHEES Senior Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability Better Cotton Initiative at VF Sasin – August, 20th 2015
  2. 2. » Global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear » Diverse portfolio of more than 30 powerful brands » Business model built on powerful platforms that provide a unique competitive advantage and fuel for growth ABOUT VF
  3. 3. OUR BRANDS
  4. 4. A FEW FACTS $12.3B2014 global revenues 59Kassociates around the world 150countries worldwide NO. 1manufacturer of denim ~1,400owned retail stores $ 1.2Breturned to shareholders in 2014 ~1.3Munits of apparel and footwear produced every day ~600Myards of fabric purchased every year – enough to wrap around the earth 13 times
  5. 5. Global Annual Cotton Yield is over 20m Metric Tons Grown in around 85 Countries Supporting 250 Million people’s livelihoods
  6. 6. 2.4% of the world’s crop lands are planted with cotton 11% of the world’s Insecticide 24% of the world’s Pesticide 73% is grown on irrigated land using fresh water
  7. 7. VF buys nearly 1% of the global cotton supply Roughly 200,000 Metric Tons Indirectly affecting over 2.5 million people
  8. 8. What is Sustainable Cotton for VF? Improvements in one or more of the following areas: • Environmental footprint • Social conditions • Economic livelihood8
  9. 9. Major Sustainable Cotton Options: How They Compare
  10. 10. 10Confidential | BCI Utilization 2013-2015 (in Metric Tons) Energy Efficiency Identifying efficiencies and lowering our carbon footprint 666 2,489 12,000 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 2013 2014 2015 273% 382%
  11. 11. 11Confidential | 2014 Better Cotton by Country of Supplier (in Metric Tons) Energy Efficiency Identifying efficiencies and lowering our carbon footprint 1017, 41% 42, 2% 711, 28% 180, 7% 165, 7% 375, 15% India Turkey China Pakistan Italy Bangladesh
  12. 12. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BENEFITS 12 THANK YOU

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