We’d like to offer our congratulations to AAPN member VF Corp, on the receipt of the Corporate Statesmanship Award from the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC), a bipartisan, voluntary nonprofit alliance of former U.S. Senators and Representatives.
The Corporate Statesmanship Award recognizes outstanding corporate leadership and citizenship, including companies that exemplify service and commitment to improving the lives of others. VF received this recognition for its creation of the company’s Responsible Sourcing program, a global collaborative approach to sourcing products responsibly, including collaborating with industry partners and multi-stakeholder organizations across 50 countries to maintain safe, healthy environments for workers, manufacturing products responsibly, and improving workers’ lives.
An integral component to VF’s Global Supply Chain organization, the Responsible Sourcing program ensures VF’s more than 1,000 contract suppliers and sourcing partners are operating with the same high standards VF sets for its owned and operated manufacturing operations. VF shares with its supply chain partners the company’s manufacturing best practices and know-how, and often serves as a consultant to help them continually improve their operations and environmental and socially responsible initiatives.