Last week, Planet Experts attended the We First 4th Annual Brand Leadership Summit in Los Angeles. At the event, we had the opportunity to interview several of the event’s key speakers, including Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director at Timberland.
As Timberland’s Sustainability Director, Ms. Vien is in charge of ensuring ethical and sustainable sourcing “no matter where Timberland products are made” – no easy task when Timberland’s operations comprise over 300 suppliers in more than 35 countries. Ms. Vien also oversees the company’s involvement in such civil and environmental initiatives as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Outdoor Industry Association, the Fair Factories Clearinghouse, Social Accountability International, and the Clinton Global Initiative.
In this video, Planet Experts founder and CEO David Booth Gardner interviews Ms. Vien on Timberland’s commitment to community service, implementing environmental management and improving workers’ quality of life.