PVH’s Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Targets Receive Science Based Approval

by Textile Quotient News Desk
13 Dec 2019

PVH is committed to protecting the global climate by reducing energy use and adopting renewable sources

PVH Corp., owner of iconic brands, including CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, Speedo*, and IZOD, announced today that it received approval of its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets by the Science Based Target initiative, furthering its commitment to a zero-carbon economy. PVH’s targets are in line with the most ambitious level of decarbonization, 1.5 degrees Celsius, set out by the Paris Agreement, a United Nations-led agreement among nations to limit the earth’s rising temperature to fight climate change.

PVH established GHG emission reduction targets as part of the Forward Fashion Corporate Responsibility strategy launched earlier this year. The strategy set out the ambition for business operations to generate zero waste, zero carbon emissions and zero hazardous chemicals, and to produce circular products among other social and environmental commitments.

All PVH offices, warehouses and stores will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2030, which will reduce emissions for the company’s Scope 1 and 2 GHG footprints by 71%

PVH will drive a 30% reduction in its global supply chain (Scope 3) emissions by 2030

“This validation of our Science Based Targets reflects the science- and data-based underpinnings of PVH’s Forward Fashion strategy and our goal of driving fashion forward – for good. A critical aspect of our ambitions is helping combat climate change, and we are focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and driving renewable energy procurement in ways that will generate tangible and scalable change. We are working towards these goals as an individual organization, as well as with our peers and partners,” said PVH Chairman & CEO Emanuel Chirico.

To continue reaching these targets, PVH pursues energy efficiencies and renewable energy deployment in line with its commitment to RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative moving businesses toward 100 percent renewable electricity. Steps being taken to achieve Scope 3 targets include:

1 Engaging with the most energy intensive facilities in its supply chain to set targets and reduce GHG footprints, particularly through the Higg Facility Environmental Module.

2 Developing products with lower environmental impacts in line with the company’s Forward Fashion commitments to Regenerate Materials and Innovate for Circularity.

3 Promoting energy efficiency through mill improvement programs, deployed by the Apparel Impact Institute.

4 Collaborating with suppliers to drive renewable energy transitions.

5 Supporting the efforts of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, including those focused on policy, finance and logistics.

PVH is committed to incorporating environmentally responsible practices into all of its business activities and playing a leadership role in the global fight against climate change.

 

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