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Accelerating ‘The North Face’ sustainable packaging goal through collaboration

The North Face, a VF Company, is committed to creating the best possible gear while minimising its impact on the places we love to explore.

As part of this journey, they have set a sustainable packaging goal to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by 2025.

“The North Face we've been around for over 50 years we started in 1969 and you don't stick around for 50 years unless you make good business choices in order to sustain growth”, says Amanda Calder-McLaren, Senior Brand Director at The North Face. “We're an outdoor brand and therefore we have a responsibility to future-proof our outdoor playgrounds so that they can be endured for generations to come.  The only way to truly make impact is to collaborate”

The North Face Brand Director

By working collaboratively with Smurfit Kappa, The North Face has accelerated their sustainable packaging goal. As one of the leading global providers of sustainable packaging solutions we are committed to being an impactful business supporting a greener, bluer planet. We believe that paper-based packaging can be one of the answers to the challenges facing our planet.

Amanda Calder-McLaren continues “I think one of the most important things for brands to remember is that consumer trust is hard one but easily lost. When it comes to sustainability the most important thing is that you are honest and accountable. That's why we've always published our pledges our promises and our goals. The future is to ultimately try and be net positive. How do you go further? How do you do more? How can we really future-proof the planet for the next generation? Because they also want to ski, they want to climb, they want to explore."

“It's our duty of care to leave the next generation a planet that's explorable” 

Packaging is an easy first step to help customers achieve their sustainability targets and that’s the role of our better Better Planet Packaging initiative – to make a positive impact on billions of supply chains and consumers by reducing the environmental impact of packaging and its impact on the planet.

Together with our customers like The North Face, we create better results for a better future.

Also read: How is transparency delivering added value in corporate sustainability?

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