NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH] today announced it has released its ninth annual CR (Corporate Responsibility) Report, providing updates on PVH’s 10 Corporate Responsibility commitments, and its three underlying strategic pillars: driving positive impacts for people, the environment and the communities in which we work and live. The report is available at http://www.pvh.com/CR.
Accomplishments were achieved across each of the three strategic pillars and illustrate the Company’s efforts to help lead the apparel industry’s progress by harnessing innovation, collaborating with like-minded stakeholders, and increasing transparency in the Company’s supply chain and across the industry. For example, PVH is expanding the reach of its CR program into deeper levels of its supply chain, including fabric mills and dye houses. It has also set a global greenhouse gas reduction target to reduce emissions by 35% by 2030 for direct operations. Finally, it is directing $1 million to support programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, as part of its $5 million commitment to Save the Children.
Importantly, PVH recognizes its responsibility as one of the world’s largest apparel companies to address the social and environmental impacts of the industry and contribute toward a fair, healthy future for all. PVH is addressing these global challenges collaboratively, including through membership in three UN-led initiatives —the UN Global Compact, the CEO Water Mandate, and the Women’s Empowerment Principles. PVH has demonstrated its support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by working to align its CR commitments with the goals, covering issues such as clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, and inclusion and diversity.
“We are incredibly proud of everything we have accomplished in 2016 despite the uncertainty and geopolitical volatility we faced and believe that our business contributions are helping address critical issues around sustainability,” said Chairman and CEO, Emanuel Chirico. Mr. Chirico further stated, “We continue to believe that corporate responsibility helps strengthen our organization by managing risk, maximizing efficiencies and driving value in a rapidly changing world, and through our CR efforts we can continue to create value for both society and our stockholders.”
PVH’s 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines, an international framework that is widely used by organizations to report on their CR and sustainability performance. For more information on GRI, visit http://www.globalreporting.org/.
About PVH Corp.
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Limited.
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