Timberland said in its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report that it has exceeded its targets for the sustainabillity of the manufacturing processes used by its suppliers. In 2013, around 70 percent of its apparel and footwear was made in factories meeting its “Level 3” criteria, against a previously set target of 51percent. Furthermore, less than 39 percent of the factories it used were rejected or facing rejection, thanks in part to the use of suppliers who had already been approved for other brands of VF Corporation. Recycled, organic or renewable materials were used in 70 percent of Timberland's footwear. In addition, the company continued to get involved in various projects for the welfare of employees and their communities. The projects included a child care center and literacy programs in India as well as health awareness programs in Bangladesh.