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The future of our planet is being decided in every present-day decision we make. As a brand rooted in youth culture, we recognize the responsibility we have to protect the environment for future generations. We’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet by eliminating single use plastics, reimagining the life cycle of our products, and providing our Vans family with resources and education to be more sustainable in the choices they make each day, both personally and in business.

While there is more work to be done, here is what we are committing to as we strive to create a brighter future for our environment, our communities, and our planet.

Doing our Part

We can all help reduce our footprint. Big or small, all of our efforts add up to positive change. Vans is committed to a lower carbon future and this is how we’re doing it:

Thinking Creatively

Reimagining the materials we use in our products is essential to our sustainability. This means using responsibly sourced natural materials as well as finding creative ways to recycle and reuse synthetic materials back into our products. It also means exploring innovative solutions, such as natural alternatives to traditional synthetics or recycled natural materials.

By 2030, 100% of our top materials used— including rubber, cotton, leather, polyester, nylon, polyurethane and EVA— will come from regenerative, responsively sourced renewable or recycled sources.

Ditching the Plastic

Plastic is a major contributor to the declining health of both people and the planet.

To reduce this impact, we’re focusing on eliminating plastics, shifting toward the use of recycled synthetic materials at scale, and exploring bio-based alternatives to traditional petroleum-based synthetic materials.

Wear On Logo


Did you know your old, forgotten shoes can make a big difference?

When you take part in WEAR-ON and donate your unwanted shoes at your local Vans store, you’ll be doing your bit to extend the lifecycle of your shoes, while reducing waste, fighting poverty, and empowering people.​