The future of our planet is being decided in every present-day decision we make. As a brand rooted in youth culture, we recognize the responsibility we have to protect the environment for future generations. We’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet by eliminating single use plastics, reimagining the life cycle of our products, and providing our Vans family with resources and education to be more sustainable in the choices they make each day, both personally and in business.
While there is more work to be done, here is what we are committing to as we strive to create a brighter future for our environment, our communities, and our planet.
We can all help reduce our footprint. Big or small, all of our efforts add up to positive change. Vans is committed to a lower carbon future and this is how we’re doing it:
Aggregate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Renewable energy in owned and operated facilities by 2025
Reimagining the materials we use in our products is essential to our sustainability. This means using responsibly sourced natural materials as well as finding creative ways to recycle and reuse synthetic materials back into our products. It also means exploring innovative solutions, such as natural alternatives to traditional synthetics or recycled natural materials.
By 2030, 100% of our top materials, including rubber, cotton, leather, and polyester, will come from regenerative, responsibly sourced renewable or recycled sources.
Plastic is a major contributor to the declining health of both people and the planet.
To reduce this impact, we’re focusing on eliminating plastics, shifting toward the use of recycled synthetic materials at scale, and exploring bio-based alternatives to traditional petroleum-based synthetic materials.
Plastic shopping bags in our retail spaces by the end of 2021
Polyester sourced from recycled materials by 2025