Over 1,200 senior stakeholders from fashion, interlinked industries and policy convened at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 to discuss the most pressing sustainability issues in the fashion industry and collaborate to find solutions.
Responsibility was an underlying theme throughout the Summit, and some companies chose to announce their new CSR commitments at the event. Among them was one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Strategic Partners, PVH Corp., which released the evolution of its corporate responsibility strategy, Forward Fashion. The new approach sets a higher level of ambition and transparency and reinforces the company’s longstanding commitment to sustainable business.
Forward Fashion outlines 15 priorities centered around three focus areas: reduce negative impacts to zero, increase positive impacts to 100% and improve 1 million+ lives across the value chain. The key targets are each designed to ensure accountability, transparency and authenticity in how progress is tracked and reported. Through these goals, the group aims to accelerate the sustainability progress of PVH Corp.’s core brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Heritage Brands.
“Our industry is highly competitive, but there is a huge benefit to competing on the same playing field. We need to increase transparency as we move forward.”
Emanuel Chirico, Chairman & CEO, PVH Corp.
On the stage at this year’s Summit Emanuel Chirico, Chairman & CEO of PVH Corp., dove deep into how the corporation is tackling sustainability and how to make sustainability resonate with top leadership in a conversation with Wolfgang Blau, President of Condé Nast International. During the session, he talked candidly about the importance of working together rather than competing with other brands in order to transform the industry.
Watch the full conversation here: