internship corporate responsability


About the Company

As one of the world’s leading premium lifestyle brands, Tommy Hilfiger delivers superior styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide. The brand celebrates the essence of Classic American Cool and provides a refreshing twist to classic, American fashion.

Since 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger Group has become a €3 billion worldwide apparel and retail company by offering consumers a breadth of beautifully designed, high quality products including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, sportswear, denim, and a range of licensed products such as accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. 

The company has expanded its reach worldwide through a select network of global distribution for its core brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim. These offerings are supported by a highly regarded management team and a well-balanced business which is diversified across carefully controlled geography and distribution channels.

The brand can be found in leading department and specialty stores, as well as in its own expanding network of freestanding retail stores around the globe.  The Company currently distributes its products in over 65 countries, including North America, Europe, Central and South America and Asia Pacific, and operates over 900 retail stores around the world.

Department Information

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern who will work in the Corporate Responsibility team at our European head-office in Amsterdam.

The individual will support on 2 key projects for the CR team:

  • Sustainable Supply Chain –supporting in several projects which aim to gain better transparency of Tommy Hilfiger supply chain, to improve environmental requirements of production facilities (with main focus on water) and to lower the impact of denim finishing processes.
  • Supply chain data analysis related to TH water programs
  • Sustainable Materials – supporting CR senior coordinator to drive the sustainable materials programs, with an emphasis on the Better Cotton program.

Position Description

Sustainable Supply Chain Program

  • Supporting the internal project team to implement lower impact denim finishing
  • Preparation of data, charts and graphs for presentations and reporting activities for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Supply chain data analysis related to TH water programs

Sustainable Materials Programs

  • Supporting the Better Cotton program outreach in both the supply chain and within the business
  • Sustainable material data collection.
  • Data analysis
  • Administration of the Better Cotton Tracer account
  • Tracking of sustainable materials results.

Additional to the project, the intern may be required to perform other functions within the CR team. Some practical examples: (1) Assisting in the other ongoing CR projects (2) Assisting in preparation of CR events, projects and trainings (3) Organization and coordination of facility requirements

(4) Preparation of PowerPoint presentations

Key competences

  • Hands-on attitude
  • Solutions oriented
  • Excellent analytical skills essential
  • Passion for sustainability and related topics
  • Creative and open-minded
  • Adaptable and able to work individually as well as in a team, with different people from various parts of the business  
  • Organized and methodical
  • Good communication skills

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the impact of our business toward the environment, and vice versa
  • Learn different opportunities to asses and improve environmental performance of production/supply chain
  • Gain knowledge around more sustainable fibers specifically the BCI program.
  • Understand the environmental impact of fibers and production processes
  • Get insight into garment and footwear supply chain

Position Requirements

Education, professional qualifications and experience

  • Start Date: July/August 2017. Duration is 6 Months.
  • Good understanding of sustainable business
  • Preferred background study: business administration, environmental science, sustainable development (or equivalent)
  • Strong in analytical and research skills
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English – Dutch not essential