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.
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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.
Tommy Hilfiger launched The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation in 1995 to enrich the physical and intellectual well-being of youth, with an emphasis on education and cultural programs. In 2013, all our philanthropic activities around the world aligned under the global banner of TommyCares, as part of the PVH Cares charitable program. Tommy Hilfiger is actively involved in supporting causes around the world. Listed below are a few of our key partnerships, initiatives and charitable activities:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Its more than 14,000 employees work in 120 countries to save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfill their potential. The organization works to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and strives to achieve lasting change in their lives.
PVH has long supported the work of Save the Children and signed a five-year global partnership with the organization in 2014. Tommy Hilfiger works with Save the Children in Delhi, India, to fight child labor in the garment industry, in addition to developing the quality of child protective services and supporting the admission of children in school systems. To date, over 1,000 children have enrolled in vocational training courses, schools, or learning centers we support. The program has also trained nearly 1,000 police officials on awareness of child labor in the garment industry, and furthermore over 3,000 people have received free medical check-ups within this program.
For more information on Save the Children, please visit www.savethechildren.net.
Autism Speaks is one of the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organizations, dedicated to researching causes, prevention, treatments and finding a cure for autism. It also raises public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society. Since 2010, the Tommy Hilfiger brand has supported World Autism Awareness Day with special programs in key stores across the country, including the annual “Light It Up Blue” fundraising campaign at its flagships on Fifth Avenue in New York City and Robertson Boulevard in L.A. The company sponsors additional events in North America through Autism Speaks each year.
Additionally, Mr. Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee are both personally involved with the organization, and in 2012 they were appointed to the Autism Speaks Board of Directors.
For more information on Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.
Tommy Hilfiger and TommyCares also support the following organizations: