Since 2009 when our first solar installation came on line at our California distribution center, we have been seeking every opportunity to pursue innovative and renewable technologies to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. As we build new facilities, we follow sustainable building practices to decrease our energy and water use, reduce building waste, incorporate sustainable materials, and add renewable energy sources where feasible.
Here in Europe, we share our EMEA headquarters with other brands from the VF family. Our new European headquarters demonstrates our commitment to sustainability while showcasing several creative building solutions. Built in 2013, it has achieved LEED Gold certification; it was designed to be an innovative example of sustainable building incorporating energy efficient features and made with natural and recycled materials.