We know that the success of our organization is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates, who contribute their time and talents to help us exceed customer expectations and grow our business. That is why we are committed to developing our over 30,000 associates personally and professionally. We pride ourselves on being a great company to work for, including by providing competitive and comprehensive pay and benefits. For example, in addition to the learning and development opportunities available within PVH, we also offer college scholarships for associates’ children in the U.S.
Our Core Values – individuality, partnership, passion, integrity and accountability – embody who we are as a company, guide our decisions and inspire us. To learn more about our culture in action, see our “Inside Look” page.
We strive to offer a range of benefits to associates globally, as well as more localized offerings. One of our signature programs is PVH HealthMatters, a health and wellness platform available to associates in the U.S. and Canada. It gives associates the opportunity to take part in fitness, nutrition and health-oriented seminars and activities. We have distributed pedometers to associates since 2007 and following the distribution of about 4,000 FitBit Zip pedometer upgrades to participating and additional associates last year, we experienced the highest ever participation in our semi-annual PVH Walks! competitions. About 1,800 associates took part, an increase of over 30% from 2014. We also introduced a mobile app to help associates better monitor their fitness goals and enhanced our Personal Health Coaching program. In the U.S. and Europe, we offer subsidized rates for health clubs and promote team sports to enable associates to pursue active lifestyles.
We also provide for the safety of our associates through our Business Continuity Program, which involves associate preparedness, local site preparations, crisis management and business recovery. In 2015, approximately 400 U.S. associates attended PVH Prepares fairs and “lunch and learns” featuring representatives from local agencies offering advice on preparing for an emergency. In addition, in light of the mass shootings taking place around the globe, our global annual PVH Complies program included RUN.HIDE.FIGHT., an active shooter survival video produced by the Houston, Texas Police Department to help educate associates on how to be prepared in an active shooting scenario.
In 2016, we plan to roll out a new global human resources and payroll software solution in order to gain deeper insight into operations, costs and talent. This system will promote global consistency and allow us to better analyze the effectiveness of our programs and support our associates in line with our business strategy.
PVH offers benefits that are competitive in the countries in which we operate. In 2015, we improved our benefits programs in Hong Kong and offshore locations, extending certain benefits to associates’ domestic partners and children and including dental care in offshore locations.
Specific benefits vary by employees and regions and may include:
Associate engagement is vital to our ongoing success. In 2015, we continued to address areas for improvement from our 2014 PVH Listens associate survey, particularly on the themes of learning and development, teamwork and recognition. We worked with all of our divisions to create departmental action plans to improve on lower-rated areas, as well as action committees to push forward projects. One milestone was the launch of PVH University, which expanded our learning and development opportunities to address associate needs identified in the survey. Divisions took creative approaches to improving teamwork, such as our Marketing and Communication team in Amsterdam, which held a boat race to explore the values of leadership, cooperation and communication. We held more frequent informal performance reviews, and our Tommy Hilfiger U.S. retail stores stepped up their focus on recognizing associates for excellent performance through the PVH GREAT Job reward program. We are monitoring progress throughout the organization, and sharing success stories through our global intranet, The Thread. We want associates to know that PVH does not just listen – we act!