Parent company of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein
PVH took an important step forward since the 2021 Scorecard by setting relatively ambitious new climate targets of 71% reduction in its own operations, a 46% reduction in Scope 3 emissions, and committing to phase out thermal coal by 2030. However, outside of target-setting, PVH’s performance remained mediocre across the five assessment areas, and its emissions did not decline since 2019. The company showed very limited progress on circular materials and supplier engagement, and should prioritise incentivising renewable energy in its supply chain.
Key Findings for PVH
PVH has set an emissions reduction target for its own operations of 71% in Scope 1 and Scope 2 from a 2017 base year, which is in line with keeping warming below 1.5°C.
The company has also set an emissions reduction target for its supply chain of 46% from a 2017 base year. This target is still short of the 55% reduction required.
PVH has set a renewable energy target in its own operations of 100%, but the energy will be a mix of additional to the grid and renewable energy credits.
PVH has yet to set a target of 100% renewable energy for its supply chain by 2030, which is an essential step for decarbonising its manufacturing.
Coal phase out:
As a signatory of the renewed UN Fashion Charter, PVH has committed to phasing out coal-fired boilers from its supply chain by 2030 to reduce air pollution and cut emissions.
PVH publicly reports GHG emissions in its own operations, and in its supply chain. The company does provide a full breakdown of its Scope 3 emissions.
PVH does publicly report its energy use for its own operations, and does provide a breakdown of its renewable energy use and how that energy is sourced.
For its supply chain, PVH does not publicly report its energy use, a breakdown of its suppliers’ renewable energy use or how that energy is sourced.
PVH provides a partial supplier list to Tier 1 and 2.
PVH provides its suppliers with some training and resources to help them make energy efficiency improvements, including online training and offering Clean by Design to key factories in India. PVH does claim to provide its major suppliers with financial incentives for energy efficiency measures, but has no details on the incentives. The company does not require them to make energy savings as a condition of contract.
PVH does not require suppliers to reduce thermal coal demand in their manufacturing processes.
PVH does not report providing its suppliers with training and resources or financial support to help them transition to renewable energy. The company does not require suppliers to use renewable energy as a condition of contract.
PVH does require its suppliers to disclose GHG emissions data but does not require them to set GHG emissions reduction targets, and it does not require suppliers to provide facility level data via the Higg Index.
PVH has not made any commitments to phase out fossil fuel based materials.
PVH has not made a public policy to ban the sourcing of leather from the Amazon Biome or taken measurable steps to ensure that Amazon leather is not contributing to deforestation. The company appears to have processes in place to avoid leather sourced from deforested regions, including banning the sourcing of leather from endangered species habitats and ancient and endangered forests and working with the Leather Working Group and Textile Exchange to implement responsible leather sourcing practices, but PVH was found to be at high risk of sourcing leather from deforestation in the Amazon Biome according to the Nowhere to Hide report. PVH also has a general policy against contributing to deforestation through other materials including cellulose-based fabrics.
PVH has not committed to increasing closed-loop apparel-to-apparel recycling for synthetics and plant-based materials, but it commits to sustainably sourcing 100% of its polyester by 2030. PVH has not committed to reduce the impact of its raw materials sourcing by switching to organic cotton or cotton sourced from regenerative agriculture by 2030, but has committed to sustainably sourcing 100% of its cotton, viscose and wool by 2025.
PVH is not acting decisively to increase circularity and address overproduction by policies to improve the repairability, resale, durability and recyclability of its clothes, but has a very limited goal to make three of its most commonly purchased products circular by 2025.
PVH does publicly report its material mix and the volume of materials and how it manages its material waste, but it does not publicly report its deadstock quantities.
PVH does report its shipping emissions annually, but does not have a target to reduce GHG emissions from transportation and does not provide a breakdown of its transportation methods.
PVH has a policy to avoid aviation and commit to slower shipping methods such as maritime, rail and land. The company does not report having a near-term plan to ship its cargo via cleaner methods. However, it did report a significant (64.6%) drop in its upstream transportation and distribution emissions between 2019 and 2021.
PVH has not committed to transitioning to zero emissions vessels (ZEV) by 2030. The company has not used its voice publicly to advocate for Zero Emission Shipping.
PVH has not committed to transitioning its last mile delivery to zero emission vehicles.
PVH is a Fashion Pact and RE100 member, and joined The Fashion Pact’s Collective Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (CVPPA) seeking to add renewable energy capacity in Europe. However, PVH did not engage in any discernible renewable energy advocacy within the Scorecard period.
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- “Driving Fashion Forward for Good: Corporate Responsibility Report 2020,” June 10, 2021. https://www.pvh.com/-/media/Files/pvh/responsibility/PVH-CR-Report-2020.pdf.
- “PVH CDP,” 2020.
- “PVH CDP,” 2021.
- “PVH CDP,” 2022.
- “PVH, HSBC Back Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Program,” July 1, 2022. https://sourcingjournal.com/denim/denim-business/pvh-hsbc-back-sustainable-supply-chain-finance-program-science-based-targets-353134/.
- “The Fashion Pact Announces New Initiatives on Climate and Beyond,” December 8, 2022. https://www.voguebusiness.com/sustainability/the-fashion-pact-announces-new-initiatives-on-climate-and-beyond.