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Sustainability at TOMS

A thriving humanity means a thriving planet.

Our mission has always been using business to improve lives, and that includes taking good care of the place we all call home. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re committed to making choices that benefit our customers, employees, and the planet—from the materials and vendors we choose to the way we get each product to you.

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Our Commitments

In 2020, we made a commitment to expand sustainable practices in key areas of our business over the next five years.

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Expand earthwise™ to include more products rooted in earth-friendly materials and processes.

Certified B Corp logo

Increase our B Corp environmental score by working to reduce waste and energy use, and by exploring an end-of-use program for our shoes.

sustainable cotton logo

Expand our use of sustainable cotton, sourcing 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

greener packaging logo

Continue to source 100% of our packaging from sustainably managed forests and ensure it’s made with at least 80% recycled materials.

reduced carbon footprint logo

Measure our carbon footprint and improve it year over year.

transparent reporting

Report our progress in our annual impact report.

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Products rooted in earth-friendly materials and processes.

We don’t use the term “earth-friendly” loosely. In order for a product to be considered earthwise™, at least one of its main components must contain earth-friendly materials, and at a minimum percentage.

Shoe illustration. Text: Footwear Eco Materials.
Water bottle illustration. Text: REPREVE® Recycled Polyester.

REPREVE® recycled polyester is made from post-consumer plastic bottles via a process that’s light on water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

Droplet inside jar illustration. Text: Plant Dye.

Our plant dye process uses pigments derived from natural botanicals.

Cotton illustration. Text: Organic Cotton.

Organic cotton is grown without toxic chemicals or genetically modified seeds.

Trees illustration. Text: TENCEL™ Lyocell.

TENCEL™ Lyocell is created from wood pulp that’s sourced from responsibly managed forests.

Bamboo illustration. Text: Green EVA Outsole.

Green EVA outsoles are derived from sugarcane – a renewable resource that removes carbon from the air.

Fibers illustration. Text: Eco Fibers.

Hemp, linen, and jute are preferred eco fibers because they consume less water than traditional fibers and require less chemicals to grow.

Arrows illustration pointing upward. Text: OrthoLite™ Insoles.

OrthoLite™ insoles are lightweight, breathable and made with more sustainable materials, like recycled rubber.

Recycle illustration. Text: Recycled Strobel Board.

The strobel board, the part of the shoe attaching the insole and outsole, is made with recycled polyester.

Eyewear illustration. Text: Eyewear Eco Materials.
Cut glass illustration. Text: Mineral Glass Lenses.

Mineral glass lenses are made with natural silica and soda ash.

Leaves illustration. Text: Bioplastic Frames.

Bioplastic frames are made from 100% biodegradable plant-based material.

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Our factories

We are a proud member of the Fair Labor Association, which holds its members to a higher level of workforce accountability. Plus, we engage third-party auditors, such as Elevate, to make sure the factories are meeting our CSR requirements.

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Certifications and associations

Some things are best left to the experts. So, we've partnered with best-in-class organizations that have set a high standard for ethical and environmental responsibility in their respective industries.

Certified B Corp logo.

Our B Corp certification recognizes our commitment to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

Leather Working Group logo.

The Leather Working Group (LWG) certifies leather manufacturing facilities based on environmental performance in areas such as water and energy use, air emissions and waste. Through our partnership with LWG, we source 100% of our leather from gold and silver rated LWG leather manufacturers.

Fair Labor Association logo.

The FLA guides our efforts to demonstrate substantial compliance with the Workplace Code of Conduct throughout our global supply chain.

Canopy logo.

Our commitment to Canopy’s conservation standards encourages us to continue to source all wood-based material from sustainably managed forests.

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We're in business to improve lives.

At TOMS, we’re expanding our sustainable business practices, like sourcing greener packaging and reducing our carbon footprint. We’re also offering more earthwise™ shoes and eyewear, all of which use earth-friendly materials and processes, such as organic cotton, REPREVE® recycled polyester, plant dyed canvas, and biodegradable frames. We strive for transparency, and to implement policies that support a positive impact on both our workforce and planet.