Achievements To Date
We’ve already made the first steps on our journey. As we continue, we’ll share our ups and downs – the goals we have reached, as well as the challenges we have encountered.
We have finished more than 2 million, or 43%, of Tommy Hilfiger denim pieces using lower-impact techniques* – using less water and energy than is typically used to finish jeans.
* To measure the sustainability impact of our denim production, the PVH LID program uses the EIM software, which classifies the sustainability impact of a wash into 0-33: low impact, 34-66: medium impact and 67-100: high impact.
Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We have launched the Building Design Rulebook, which provides guidance for reducing greenhouse gases at all our offices, stores and warehouses in Europe. We have also developed the GreenUP! Tool, a set of sustainability guidelines and assessment metrics for stores.
In Europe, 85% of all PVH stores have been (re)fitted with LED lighting and 50% of PVH facilities are now powered by with renewable energy.
In North America, 95% of Tommy Hilfiger stores have, at minimum, track head LED lightstrips, and the number of stores that opened after 2017 that are 100% LED has climbed in the past two years. All new Tommy Hilfiger stores in North America are 100% LED. Since the LED Program began in 2012, Tommy Hilfiger has saved over 350,000 lightbulbs, through extended LED bulb life, as compared to previous-generation metal halide and fluorescent lighting.
In 2019, we reduced airfreight by 40%.
In China, we have worked with the Chinese Textile Association and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to train over 130 suppliers and 55 industrial parks on how to better address water risk. We also co-created a free training app that has been rolled out to approximately 200 suppliers in China, as well as to suppliers of H&M, Target and Tchibo.
We are a founding partner in a new water stewardship program in the Mekong River Basin in Vietnam. The program addresses water, energy and climate risks in the region by improving supply chains and promoting transboundary learnings.
2020 – 2030 Rolling Target Roadmap
Here’s how we believe we can make our vision a reality. As the world evolves and new opportunities arise, we’ll continue to update our progress and build upon our targets – so we can go even further.
From 2020 onwards, 50% of our denim pieces will use lower-impact manufacturing in finishes, and by 2025, 50% of denim pieces will use lower-impact fabrics.
100% of our packaging in our operations and supply chain will be recyclable, reusable or compostable, and our products will be passed to our consumers free of oil-based, single-use plastic packaging.
Water leaving wet processors will have zero hazardous chemicals and will be filtered for harmful microfibers.
Establish three collective action projects in our most water-stressed sourcing communities.
Our offices, warehouses and stores will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2025 and we will drive a 30% reduction in our supply chain emissions by 2030.
All our offices, distribution centers and stores will achieve zero waste and eliminate single-use plastics.