The Green Index™ Rating is an average of three factors:
Greenhouse gases, produced in making raw materials and during footwear production, contribute to climate change. Our climate impact rating measures the emissions of greenhouse gases from the production of each material to the manufacturing of the final product.
Chemicals are used in material and footwear production to improve the performance and aesthetics of our products. Timberland is committed to eliminating the use of chemicals linked to human or environmental harm. We are developing and using safer, more environmentally friendly substitutes for common footwear components.
Making a durable product requires quality materials. It's a resource intensive process that leaves a significant environmental footprint. We're focused on making our products from materials that minimize our resource consumption. Our Resource Consumption score measures how successful we are in this endeavor. The score decreases as we use materials that require less land and water and fewer chemicals to produce.