A strategy to implement social and environmental programs is being introduced by the Technical Oriented Fabrics (TOF) business unit of the producer of functional textiles W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., Newark, DE/USA.
The Sustainability Framework reflects the Gore Fabrics Division´s commitment to protecting people and the environment while prolonging product life and the well-being of people at the same time. For the TOF Business Unit, this framework particularly reflects its continued effort to maximize the societal value Gore delivers through its operations, supply chains and innovations, as well as a commitment to reduce the environmental footprint that Gore’s operations and products have on the planet.
It is informed by global trends and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of worldwide accepted goals leveraged by many global companies as a "blueprint" to achieve a better world. From these UN goals, Gore identified 6 strategic areas as most relevant to Gore, as these represent the key global challenges in the apparel and footwear industry.