Green Power Partnership
|The North Face|
|Location||San Leandro, CA|
|Percentage Green Power||106.9%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2012, Green Power Leadership Award 2013|
|Environmental Web Page|
The North Face purchases renewable energy certificates to cover all the energy needs for its North American operations. To reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated by employee transportation, The North Face has developed programs to encourage public transportation, carpooling, and video conferencing. The North Face helps to reduce the remaining emissions generated from daily commuting, air travel, car rentals, and hotel stays through a partnership with a tree planting and habitat restoration program. Since 2008, The North Face has supported the development of green power to cover all of the electricity used by their over 50 retail stores in the U.S. (including all traditional retail and outlet locations in the U.S.), their U.S. headquarters in San Leandro, CA, their distribution center in Visalia, CA, and their company showroom in New York. A 1 MW solar photovoltaic system at their distribution center in Visalia, CA produced 1,430,000 kWh for The North Face in 2012. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of consumers see in-store green energy messages, encouraging consumers to follow in The North Face's footsteps. In store messaging says "We Get Dirty But Run Clean" and explains The North Face's commitment to green power, encouraging consumers to support green power on their own. The North Face is actively involved in shaping the sustainability and green power future of the outdoor retail industry through their membership and leadership in BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy), OIA (Outdoor Industry Association), and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.