Jul 22, 2019
Locally headquartered outdoor & activity-based lifestyle company makes strong values statement as presenting sponsor of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s 2019 Sustainable Denver Summit
DENVER – July 18, 2019 – VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, which recently moved its headquarters to Denver, is establishing itself as an engaged leader in Denver’s sustainability community by committing to be the Presenting Sponsor for Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s 2019 Annual Sustainable Denver Summit.
The Summit brings together nearly 1,000 sustainability professionals and leaders from across Colorado. It provides a platform for attendees to learn, connect, be inspired, and advance sustainability efforts in the Denver metro community. The Summit is put on by the Office of Sustainability, housed in the Department of Public Health & Environment, and will take place on December 5, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
VF Corporation owns a diverse portfolio of well-known outdoor, active and workwear apparel and footwear brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Dickies® and Smartwool®. The company moved its headquarters to Denver this year and has since shown its support for this community and the surrounding natural resources through several initiatives, including signing on as Presenting Sponsor for the Summit.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce VF to the local sustainability community and share more about our company’s purpose-led vision and commitment to social and environmental sustainability,” stated Sean Cady, Vice President of Sustainability and Responsibility for VF Corporation. “As VF and our brand teams assimilate into Denver, we look forward to connecting and collaborating with like-minded Colorado businesses and organizations to elevate the leading sustainability movement throughout the state.”
“This is just the start to a wonderful, long-term relationship. VF’s commitment to using their scale as a method for bettering the planet is inspiring. We are fortunate to have them in our community and very much look forward to their leadership while we partner to make our community’s sustainability vision a reality – something both our organizations care deeply about,” noted Denver’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jerry Tinianow.
Now in its fifth year, the Summit has become Colorado’s premier annual sustainability event. In 2015 Mayor Hancock conceived of the Summit as an event that would bring businesses, government and non-profits together, not just to learn about sustainability, but to make specific commitments that would move sustainability forward. Beginning with the first Summit in 2015, over 225 such commitments have been announced, many of which have since been performed. Most of the remainder are on track for completion.
The most recent Summit, in November 2018, had 860 registrants, over 50 exhibitors, and over 100 speakers.
To learn more about the Sustainable Denver Summit and VF Corporation’s involvement as presenting sponsor head to Denvergov.org/SustainabilitySummit.
About Denver’s Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability sits in Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE). It empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer through efforts from the City and County of Denver to secure our economy and enhance our quality of life by ensuring that basic resources are available and affordable for all Denver residents, now and in the future. Mayor Hancock created the Office so the City could advance bold policies and practices to protect our city’s resources for the future. For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/sustainability or follow us at@SustainableDen.
About VF Corporation
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle and workwear brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.