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• Timberland uses a third party to independently monitor its manufacturing facilities but results from the audits are for company eyes only; the results are not made public.
• A factory that manufactured shoes for Timberland in China was caught using child labor, providing no health benefits, and requiring long work hours from its employees.
• Timberland offers its employees thousands of dollars in incentives to purchase hybrid cars and sabbaticals for employees who want to pursue a dream that benefits the community.
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-- Profile Updated 03/28/2011
Timberland is best known as the maker of men's, women's, and children’s footwear including its signature yellow boots, boat shoes, dress, and outdoor casual shoes. Through over 250 company-owned stores across the world, Timberland also sells apparel and accessories. In 2006, Timberland recorded revenues of $1.567 billion and 6,300 employees.
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- Timberland International, Inc. - Stratham, NH
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- Timberland Retail, Inc. - Stratham, NH
- Timberland SAS - Neuilly Sur Seine, France
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Stratham, NH 03885 USA
According to a January 2005 article in Time: “Taiwan-owned Stella International's six Dongguan factories, which employ some 50,000 people making shoes for more than a dozen overseas companies, including Nike, Reebok, Clarks, Sears and Timberland, were hit by at least three disturbances alone last spring. Grievances included the quality of cafeteria food, overtime policies and holiday pay.” The magazine says that labor protests at one of the shoe factories turned violent and a “thousand workers sabotaged machinery, trashed company offices and overturned a car.” Ten workers were jailed and sentenced to three and a half years in prison but gained appeals when the foreign shoe companies and overseas NGOs, petitioned judges and Chinese officials.
-- Time Magazine, 01/23/2005
In December 2004, the National Labor Committee reported that Timberland shoes are made at Kingmaker Footwear Holdings in China where China Labor Watch reported instances of illegal child labor, constant pressure on and even beatings of workers and no health insurance or maternity benefits. Additionally, in December 2004 fifty workers suffered food poisoning after eating at the factory cafeteria. The company refused to pay medical bills for the stricken workers.
In 2006, Timberland ended its relationship with Kingmaker Footwear Holdings.
-- China Labor Watch, 12/01/2004
-- Forest Ethics, 12/09/2009