Sustainability

For Kontoor Brands, sustainability and responsibility influences everything we do, from how we develop new products, to how we manufacture, source and distribute items, to the energy and resources we use in the process. We are always looking for opportunities to have a positive impact on the communities and environments in which we operate.

Environment

Land Stewardship

At Kontoor Brands, our supply chain doesn’t begin with fabric or cotton. It begins with the land itself. Preserving and enhancing the health of soil is critical to ensuring we continually improve the impact of our products on the planet and preserve the livelihood of future generations of people who work the land.

Water Conservation

From the cotton field to consumer’s use of our products, water is vital to our business. At Kontoor Brands, it’s our mission to ensure we not only use water responsibly but return clean water back into the communities that depend on it.

Waste Diversion

For Kontoor Brands, reducing waste doesn’t just create savings in our operations, it also ensures the reduction of apparel waste in local landfills. To ensure a continued reduction in waste, our teams across the globe prioritize efficient use of materials and other inputs to help us conserve natural resources and reduce our impact.

Social Sustainability

Worker Well-being

As a company that produces and sources more than 170 million units each year, we have an opportunity and responsibility to ensure the people who work in jobs supporting the production of our brands' products are treated fairly and with respect. We work with our supplier factories to ensure they meet our worker well-being standards and look for opportunities deploy programs designed to have positive impacts on the surrounding communities.

Community Engagement

Kontoor Brands is proud to play an active role in all the communities in which we operate. To ensure our employees are empowered to give back, we provide employees across the globe paid time off to volunteer. Our brands host annual volunteer days, during which employees give back through a range of local activities, including installing denim insulation at habitat houses and planting pollinator gardens.

Thriving Livelihoods

The people who work for Kontoor Brands are the heart and soul of our company. From our world headquarters to the factory floor, our goal is to support the voice and well-being of every Kontoor Brands employee. This means operating with purpose, championing education, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Responsible Sourcing

We produce millions of products each year on a global scale and know that with this kind of scale comes a need for transparency and accountability. That’s why responsible sourcing is a foundational element of Kontoor Brands’ supply chain and sourcing strategy. We are committed to appropriately sourcing our apparel and accessories in a way that’s consistently acceptable and is good for people and the planet.

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