Each year we continue to reaffirm our 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 our Corporate Responsibility (CR) goals can only be accomplished through the ongoing efforts of teams throughout PVH. We’re continually thankful for the support, collaboration and expertise of our brand, regional, and cross-functional partners that make these achievements possible.
We are proud to reflect upon our 2021 milestones, and look forward to continuing to evolve our targets and expand our CR strategy to drive fashion forward – for good.
Explore a snapshot of our 2021 progress below, and visit pvh.com/responsibility to learn more about our Forward Fashion strategy.
Empowering over 10,000 women across our value chain
Building on the milestones we’ve marked through our implementation of Gap Inc.’s Personal Advancement Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program to date, we’re proud to have celebrated our first PVH facility graduates earlier this year. As of 2021, our 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, we also joined our 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
We 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.
As our teams continue to support the facilitation of innovative pilots – like the recent initiatives driven by our partners at Fashion for Good to explore alternative farming processes and the testing of solutions for textile recycling alongside peer brands and industry partners – our focus remains on creating purposeful products for our consumers and sharing transparent, credible information on the sustainability processes and materials used.
Working together to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions
Working to achieve our emission reduction goals, we’re proud to have decreased our Scope 1 and 2 emissions (from our owned and operated facilities) by 47% from our 2017 baseline, and increased our percentage of renewable energy to 43%. We 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.
We’ve also marked a 13% reduction in Scope 3 emissions in our supply chain from our 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 we kicked off our Workplace Cooperation Program at a vendor level, empowering our 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.
Additionally, we’re proud to have signed the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, which reinforces PVH’s commitment to Bangladesh as a sourcing country, strengthens health and safety standards across the supply chain and extends the Accord’s reach to countries beyond Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, PVH holds one of the highest issue remediation records, 96%, of any Accord member.
Protecting and preserving our environmental resources
Aligned with our Forward Fashion target to ensure access to clean water for communities in key basins through collaborative action in our most water-stressed sourcing communities, our team supported our 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.