Managing Our Natural Resources

Understanding and managing our
global footprint.

At PVH, we are committed to playing our part in the global fight against climate change and we are taking steps to manage resources responsibly in the face of increasing resource scarcity. In particular, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint by cutting energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency – both within our business and across our value chain.

In 2015, we collaborated across our organization to calculate our first global greenhouse gas ("GHG") footprint for all PVH facilities. A dedicated team supported facilities managers worldwide in measuring and reporting energy use. Together, they gathered data from 43 countries and nearly 1,700 facilities, including offices, stores, showrooms, warehouses and distribution centers.

Overall, PVH’s scope 1 and scope 2 emissions totaled nearly 135,000 MT CO2E. We discovered that 69% of our emissions are derived from purchased electricity (Scope 2), with 28% produced by our consumption of energy (primarily natural gas) and refrigerants (Scope 1). Our retail facilities, which account for the largest part of our global facilities portfolio, generate our greatest energy impact. By region, North America contributes the most to our global footprint, accounting for 67% of greenhouse gas emissions, followed by Europe (22%) and East Asia (8%).

To better understand our building energy performance, we are supporting the development of the Fair Fashion Analysis Collaboration Tool, an industry platform being developed by engineering firm Arup and the Fair Fashion Institute at Glasgow Caledonian University to help retailers optimize building energy use. This tool will enable us to compare our performance against industry benchmarks, identify opportunities for improvement and realize both financial and environmental savings.

In the coming year, we will develop a targeted energy reduction strategy in partnership with our associates and business partners around the world. We will also prepare to calculate our Scope 3 emissions and continue to build momentum on measuring, managing and reporting our global footprint.

2015 GHG Emissions – By Scope

2015 GHG Emissions by Scope(1)MT CO2e
Scope 1 Emissions41,293
Scope 2 Emissions93,166
Total GHG Emissions134,459

Taking action in our facilities

Our offices play a critical role in helping us effectively manage our energy use, water use and waste. In 2015, associates in multiple offices launched or continued initiatives to reduce their environmental footprints:

  • We continued to implement power-saving measures in our Bridgewater, New Jersey office, upgrading some 95% of bulbs to more energy-efficient equivalents, and eliminating 27,000 watts of power by replacing two-third of cubicles with models that do not contain built-in lighting.
  • We diverted over 415 kg of paper waste generated in our Calvin Klein office in São Paolo, Brazil from landfills since launching a paper recycling campaign in May. The paper is sold, recycled and turned into new stationery.
  • The PVH Information and Communications Technology Service Desk team in Amsterdam launched multiple energy efficiency and waste-reduction initiatives, including installing power-saving monitors, setting up a partnership to recycle old hardware and digitizing equipment agreements to save paper.
  • The “Green Committee” in our Reading (Pennsylvania) Distribution Center collected and delivered 129 pounds of expired rechargeable batteries to a recycling plant, engaging the local community to prevent toxic runoff.
  • The Tommy Hilfiger Europe retail store team developed a strategy to improve the environmental performance of its retail stores and began implementing certified wood-based store elements.
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  • (†)Includes Africa (Eastern and Northern), Central America, South America, South-East Asia and Southern Asia.

Cutting our transport and logistics footprint

PVH’s North America private fleet transports our products to distribution centers and retail stores. The fleet, which contains four trucks and 24 trailers, undertook several initiatives in 2015 to reduce its carbon footprint. First, it started increasing fuel efficiency by participating in SmartWay, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiative that helps companies streamline their transport and logistics operations. Using data on fuel consumption and carbon emissions from SmartWay, the fleet is taking action to minimize impact. So far, it has fitted anti-idling devices to tractors, introduced a maximum speed limit of 72 mph and specified fuel efficient engines for new tractors. It also made aerodynamic modifications to trailers that saved 20,172 gallon of fuel and resulted in cost savings of approximately $55,000 compared to 2014. Overall, the fleet expects to improve fuel efficiency by about 35% through the aerodynamic changes and new engines alone. Our overseas fleets are also implementing measures to cut GHG emissions, with our Retail Logistics team in Russia cutting its annual mileage by 11,000 miles, reducing the fleet’s carbon footprint by 7 tons of CO2e.

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