PVH’s collective global human rights and environmental efforts 2021

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Each year PVH continue to reaffirm their commitment to work together to drive fashion forward and create a more just, sustainable future for all. 2021 brought forth further emphasis on the need for cross-sector collaboration to tackle the urgent climate crisis, and make lasting change in our collective global human rights and environmental efforts.

Driving meaningful progress toward PVH’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) goals can only be accomplished through the ongoing efforts of teams throughout PVH. They are reflecting upon their 2021 milestones, and look forward to continuing to evolve our targets and expand our CR strategy to drive fashion forward – for good.

Empowering over 10,000 women across our value chain

Building on the milestones they’ve marked through their implementation of Gap Inc.’s Personal Advancement Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program to date, They’re proud to have celebrated first PVH facility graduates earlier this year. As of 2021, their teams have reached 10,823 women in factories and communities throughout South Asia and East Africa through programs like P.A.C.E., which offers a comprehensive learning program where women can obtain professional and life skills to advance in their careers and personal lives. Supporting these efforts, they also joined peers and NGO partners to launch the Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains and announced our partnership with the Power of Nutrition to promote access to health and nutrition services for women and further progress toward our Empower Women targets.

Innovating for a more sustainable future

They continue to work alongside peers and partners across our industry to pilot and explore innovations to enable a more sustainable future. 2021 saw the launch of Tommy Hilfiger’s first circular design denim collection in partnership with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the implementation of new on-product environmental data labelling on select PVH brand products through our partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co.

Working together to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions

Working to achieve their emission reduction goals, they’re proud to have decreased Scope 1 and 2 emissions (from their owned and operated facilities) by 47% from 2017 baseline, and increased percentage of renewable energy to 43%. They remain focused on achieving our 2030 target for all PVH offices, warehouses and stores to be powered by 100% renewable energy, through the procurement and investment in renewable electricity for our owned and operated facilities globally.

They’ve also marked a 13% reduction in Scope 3 emissions in our supply chain from 2017 baseline. By implementing initiatives like the Carbon Leadership Impact Project from the Apparel Institute (Aii) – of which PVH is a founding member – our teams continue to work with our supply chain partners to reduce our emissions and achieve our Forward Fashion climate targets.

Amplifying worker voices and protecting health and safety

This year they kicked off Workplace Cooperation Program at a vendor level, empowering vendors to own factory level training through lessons in workplace cooperation knowledge and skill. The program aims to improve communication between factory management and workers, driving progress toward our Forward Fashion target to Amplify Worker Voices and improve working environments through worker engagement and representation.

Protecting and preserving our environmental resources

Aligned with their Forward Fashion target to ensure access to clean water for communities in key basins through collaborative action in most water-stressed sourcing communities, PVH team supported partners at WWF in the launch of efforts to conserve the wetlands in India’s Sulur region as part of WWF India’s Noyyal-Bhavani Collective Action program. In partnership with NGOs, government officials, ecologists and nature conservation organizations, the project aims to rejuvenate the Sulur wetland to enhance the ecosystem services it provides by the end of 2021.

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