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.
Daniel Grieder 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.
• We aim to source 100% of our products at facilities that uphold workers’ rights
by measuring and facilitating social improvements at factories.
• In 1991, PVH Corp. issued A Shared Commitment, one of the industry’s first
codes of conduct, committing itself to improving working conditions and
upholding the rights of the people who make our products.
• In 2016, we built upon our existing human rights program and focused on
positively impacting the lives of workers in our supply chain:
- We worked to improve the compliance status of our factories and continued
to partner with our suppliers to improve the lives of workers through our
- As part of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, PVH visited all of our
Bangladeshi suppliers with our local assessors to monitor progress. In 2016,
in collaboration with our suppliers, we addressed nearly 90% of factory
safety issues identified by the Accord. For more information please refer
to the PVH Corporate Responsibility Report 2016.
• We continue to push for full remediation in all of our Bangladeshi suppliers’
factories and increase our focus on empowering workers to manage their own
safety through properly constituted worker committees and health and safety
• Be a leading workplace that supports individuals’ development and growth, and
embraces diversity, entrepreneurship and collaboration to achieve excellence.
• In 2014, PVH created the Global Leadership Program (GLP) in partnership
with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The GLP is a
structured executive development program designed to further foster strong
corporate leadership with a focus on team building, collaboration, innovation
• In 2015, we rolled out PVH University on Demand worldwide. This digital
tool enables associates to learn anytime, anywhere and on any device.
• PVH has established an executive-sponsored inclusion and diversity council in
the U.S. and has formed a women’s business resource group to foster women’s
• At our CR event, held in Amsterdam in October 2016 under the theme
“Achieve Change,” four employees shared their journeys to make
sustainability part of their daily work.
• In 2017, Tommy Hilfiger partnered with TED to launch a unique internal
program empowering employees to share their incredible inspirations, ideas
and stories with the world through both TED and Tommy digital platforms.
• Through our TommyCares program – which forms part of the broader PVH
Cares commitment to promote the interests of women and children – we aim
to build healthier communities by supporting and developing partnerships
with non-profit organizations.
• Through the TommyCares corporate volunteer program, associates in North
America and Europe may actively give back to the communities where we
• Since 1995, TommyCares has developed and supported philanthropic
partnerships worldwide, allowing us to make a positive impact in the
communities we live and work in on a global scale.
• In 2016, Tommy Hilfiger associates volunteered a total of 3,500 community
service hours, with highlights including:
- In our Amsterdam HQ, TommyCares and our company restaurant
People's Place partners with local NGO BuurtBuik, who is committed to
fighting foodwaste. Every Friday afternoon, BuurtBuik collects leftover
food from People's Place to distribute it during community events in
- During Miami Art Week, artwork created by talented students from
Glades Middle School and Jose De Diego Middle School were put on
sale in our Tommy Hilfiger Miami Beach store, with 25% of proceeds
donated to the Autism Speaks charity.
• In April 2017, over 70 associates in Amsterdam and 100 refugee children
participated in a fun day of sports that included hockey, tennis, volleyball