PVH leaders educated on unconscious bias
female senior leaders
Female Directors on PVH Board of Directors
Our Commitment: Invest in and support PVH associates in reaching their full potential, in an inclusive environment where every individual is valued
Our focus on Inclusion and Diversity (“I&D”) is rooted in our Core Values: individuality, partnership, passion, integrity and accountability. These values embody who we are as a company, guide our decisions and inspire us. Our I&D Councils support our drive to be the employer of choice in our industry by attracting and retaining talented individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
We promote fair talent practices that are free from bias, help associates learn about the benefits of I&D and develop diverse future leaders through our BRGs. BRGs are voluntary, associate-led affinity groups that aim to foster Inclusion and develop future leaders in support of our business goals. We currently have Women’s, LGBTQ, and Working Parents BRG chapters.
More broadly, we focus on equality and women’s advancement in the workplace through our commitment to the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles and our support for initiatives such as the United Nations’ HeForShe initiative and Human Rights Campaign.
More than 1,200 leaders have completed our “Confronting Unconscious Bias” training, introduced in 2016 to help senior leaders identify and address deeply ingrained biases in their decision-making and interactions with others. Our program was recognized in 2017 by HR.com as a finalist in the Best Use of Classroom Training category. All new and recently promoted leaders are required to take the course.
Building on this success, we have expanded PVH University’s Inclusion and Diversity- related content to include two new courses. The first is on the topic of microinequities and the second is focused on generational differences.
Our PVH Chairman & CEO, Emanuel Chirico, and Steve Shiffman, CEO of our Calvin Klein business, have signed the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles, in support of our focus on gender equality and empowering women in the workplace.
Our Women’s Leadership Council launched new learning experiences and opportunities for associates and presented proposals to our CEO on broader and more inclusive parental leave benefits and flexible working arrangements in the U.S.
Our associates formed an LBGTQ Business Resource Group, following the involvement of over 150 associates in New York’s 2016 Pride March and Hong Kong’s Pink Dot event. PVH committed to be a platinum sponsor of the 2017 New York Pride March, with over 800 supporters and guests signing up to participate.