The ongoing work of PVH’s brand activities, regions and global functions reinforces the company’s goal of advancing fashion for good, the brand said in a press release.
The company co-created and endorsed the International Labor Organization’s call to action to mobilize emergency relief funds to protect garment workers’ incomes and jobs during the COVID crisis -19 and establish long-term sustainable social protection systems. It has donated over $ 2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts through the PVH Foundation and delivered over 2 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support workers frontline health, according to the report.
The company co-authored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the industry’s first comprehensive research report on inclusion and diversity with a roadmap for creating a more equitable future and has rolled out nine Global Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) commitments to deliver the greatest impact for its associates, consumers and communities.
Speaking of sustainability in the report, the company said it had increased the use of renewable energy by 15%, resulting in 43% of the energy used in its offices, warehouses and stores coming from renewable sources. A powerful solar roof has been installed in its warehouse and logistics center in Venlo, the Netherlands, consisting of more than 48,000 solar panels.
PVH also launched its first circular business model through Tommy Hilfiger’s Tommy for Life program, which has already diverted 36,429 kg of textile waste to date and continued to drive circular product innovation, as Tommy demonstrated. Hilfiger and the Jeans Redesign Collection from the Ellen McArthur Foundation.
The brand continued its efforts to phase out single-use plastics by partnering with Fashion for Good to test to scale polybag packaging with 80% post-consumer recycled content, the report adds. .
In addition, it has extended its disclosure of living wage data in its supply chain to cover 86% of its global manufacturing base, as it continues its work to advance living wage payment in the industry. PVH enrolled an additional 3,078 women workers in its supply chain in PVH’s Women’s Empowerment Program and launched its first community-based program for women near Hawassa Industrial Park, Ethiopia.
“Thanks to the power and passion of the people at PVH, we have made notable progress on key initiatives on inclusion and diversity, environmental sustainability, human rights and climate change. These areas of focus and our values are at the heart of everything we do, ”said Stefan Larsson, CEO of PVH Corp. “We will continue to build on our core strengths, connect with our consumers in ways that are meaningful to them, and remain dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement. “
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American fashion company PVH Corp released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, noting progress towards key goals of the company’s Forward Fashion CR strategy to advance inclusion and diversity, environmental sustainability and human rights and tackling climate change. This report marks the 13th release of PVH’s global RC data.