Stakeholder Engagement

Upcoming Event: Kontoor Brands Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call - February 28, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. ET - Webcast

Partnering with Those Who Share Our Commitment

We recognize we cannot address environmental, social or economic challenges alone, so we collaborate with experts and others who share our values.

Building Stakeholder Engagement Globally

Kontoor Brands values the voices of our internal and external stakeholders. Through regular dialogue with our global group of diverse stakeholders, we can maximize our impact and better align our business to social and environmental needs. We engage these stakeholders through one-on-one meetings, expert forums, roundtable discussions, industry coalitions, surveys and inquiries, and formal partnerships.

Our Stakeholder Groups

  • Communities
  • Consumers
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Governments, Multilateral Organizations & Regulators
  • International & Local Organizations / Nonprofits
  • Our Suppliers & their Employees
  • Shareholders & Investors
  • Trade & Industry Associations

Materiality Assessment

Our strategy and reporting must be grounded in the areas where we have the greatest impact.  In 2022, Kontoor completed a double materiality assessment to make sure we address our most critical impacts, and associated risks and opportunities.

Our Assessment Process

  1. Identifying topics
  2. Determining impact and influence
  3. Review and validation of results
  4. Embedding results

We engaged a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to gain a breadth of perspectives and ensure topics were assessed and considered from different angles across Kontoor’s value chain.  This included interviews with Non-profits, Suppliers, and Retailers as well as internal senior leaders.

Our Priority Topics

Following the assessment, we prioritized six topics that are fundamental to how we create value:

  • Basic Rights
  • Energy & Emissions
  • Healthy & Safety
  • Material Sourcing & Assurance
  • Use of Chemicals
  • Water Use

For more information about our most recent Materiality Assessment, please see our 2021-2022 Sustainability Report.

Collaborators & Partners

Through collaboration, we can drive innovation, share expertise and resources, and leverage our global influence to tackle societal impacts at scale. Partnership and collaboration aide in understanding our impacts, refining our approach and developing goals and initiatives to address our environmental and social impacts. These are just some of the groups we work with across our value chain.


Our collaborators include: