PVH has ranked No. 4 on the third annual Fast Company 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators list. The list honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.
The list recognizes the work that PVH has done over the past year across four categories: innovation, investment, initiatives and programs, and workplace culture. The ranking highlights the below achievements:
When the pandemic hit, Technology and Process Group (TPG) acted nimbly and quickly by accelerating the implementation of 3D Design and Development tools across PVH departments and brands. Specifically, this enhanced the work experience for Design, Merchandising, and Sales teams who leveraged the new technology with fabric mills, vendors, e-commerce platforms, and third-party retailers.
Due to the substantial financial investments we had made to digitize our infrastructure, we were able to transition seamlessly from prioritizing our brick and mortar business to focusing on e-commerce, while stores were temporarily closed. Within our brand businesses, Tommy Hilfiger invested in digital innovations to create a more consumer-friendly shopping experience and Calvin Klein utilized a hybrid of new technologies to pivot their ways of working during the pandemic.
Initiatives & Programs
Through associate-centric platforms, like PVH Insider, an associate-driven mobile app, Cisco Jabber and Cisco WebEx, we were able to stay connected and encourage a collaborative and innovative culture, even while working from home.
At PVH, our culture is grounded in our values – Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity and Accountability. These values continue to shape everything we do, from announcing our first set of I&D Commitments, to committing to take action on gender parity and disability inclusion, to launching racial justice and equality initiatives.
“These leaders and teams created cultures of innovation and sustained them, even as remote work extended into 2021,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “The newest list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators honors those organizations that found ways to collaborate and invent despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, ensuring employees were at the forefront.”
Developed in collaboration with Accenture, a leading global professional services company, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, and engineering. Working together, Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers scored nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies.