We believe that the future success of our business is dependent on bringing sustainable practices into all elements of our operations. Our mission is to be one of the leading sustainable designer lifestyle brands through how we create our product, manage our operations and connect with our community and our stakeholders.
As part of the Corporate Responsibility program of our parent company PVH Corp., we have established three principles and 10 commitments that, together across the entire organization, we are working to achieve by 2020. This program embraces the core values and spirit of the Tommy Hilfiger brand: it is inclusive, focused on quality and inspires us to make our sustainability ambitions an integral part of our business, every single day.
CEO, Tommy Hilfiger and PVH Europe
The discussion in this section focuses on our own direct operations and those of our parent company, PVH Corp. While we do impose significant standards on our business partners, such as the PVH Corp. Shared Commitment code of conduct, the initiatives we talk about are our own and, generally, we do not address what our licensees, franchisees and other partners may be doing in regard to their operations.
“A Shared Commitment” is PVH’s code of conduct for all of our business partners, including suppliers, contractors, vendors, licensees and agents. This code is of utmost importance to us and embodies our commitment to the workers who manufacture our products and their communities. Adherence to the human and labor rights standards in this code by those who seek to do business with us, and by their business partners in our supply chain, is a prerequisite for establishing or continuing a relationship with our company.
We actively seek business associations with those who share our values. Indeed, we cannot do business with any organization or individual that fails to adhere to these ideals in their operations or cause their business partners in our supply chain to do the same. We believe that by working together to see these standards enforced, our company and business partners can help achieve a genuine improvement in the lives of working people around the world and the communities in which they live.
This mission has been a guiding principle of PVH for more than 130 years and it will guide us in the future and take precedence over any economic or business interests.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer PVH Corp.
Michael A. Shaffer,
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating & Financial Officer, PVH Corp.
To read our full code of conduct, please click here.
To learn about our Human Rights activities at Tommy Hilfiger see Commitment #8.