Greenhouse Gases

Understanding and managing our
global greenhouse gas footprint.


metric tons of total emissions


global reduction target by 2030


tons of CO2 emissions cut from PVH offices

Greenhouse Gases

Our Commitment: Measure and reduce PVH’s greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency and utilizing clean energy both in our owned and operated facilities and across our value chain

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing us today. At PVH, we are committed to playing our part in reducing GHG emissions and combating climate change in line with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement. We are taking steps to lower our GHG footprint by cutting energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency and using more renewable energy within our business and across our supply chain.

Our commitment extends beyond measuring and reducing energy consumed in our own operations (Scope 1) and purchased electricity (Scope 2) emissions. We are also committed to measuring and reducing our indirect emissions (Scope 3), including emissions generated through third-party logistics and distribution of goods, business travel, and those arising through purchased goods and services, including impacts from our supply chain and procurement.

We measure our GHG reduction progress against our global 2015 baseline, which reflects data provided by approximately 1,700 PVH facilities (including offices, stores and warehouses) in 43 countries. We also measure it against our global reduction target — to reduce emissions by 35% by 2030 for our direct operations. We will begin to calculate our global Scope 3 footprint in 2017.

Associates from our facilities around the world, including facility managers, office administrators, IT teams and travel coordinators, play a critical role in helping to monitor, report and analyze energy use. These associates also champion local GHG reduction efforts. Through our multi-year energy reduction strategy, we aim to generate both environmental and financial savings, focusing initially in North America and Europe, and prioritizing energy reduction and efficiency in our retail stores. We also participate in industry collaborations, such as the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Sustainability Committee to measure and compare performance, as well as share best practices, in areas such as building energy use.

Global Greenhouse Gas Inventory

GHG Emissions by Scope 2015 2016
Scope 1 Emissions 41,293 37,323
Scope 2 Emissions 93,166 111,403
Total GHG Emissions 134,459 148,726
Emission Source
Offices(1) 16,194 13,909
Retail 97,240 112,123
Warehouses(2) 18,800 19,874
Vehicles(3) 2,225 2,820
Total GHG Emissions 134,459 148,726
  • (1)Offices include emissions from showrooms
  • (2)Warehouses include emissions from Distribution Centers and from PVH Neckwear factory
  • (3)Includes fugitive emissions from vehicle refrigerants
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  • (1)Offices include emissions from showrooms
  • (2)Warehouses include emissions from Distribution Centers and from PVH Neckwear factory
  • (3)Includes fugitive emissions from vehicle refrigerants
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  • (1)Offices include emissions from showrooms
  • (2)Warehouses include emissions from Distribution Centers
  • (3)Includes fugitive emissions from vehicle refrigerants
  • (4)Factory is PVH Neckwear
  • (5)Includes Central and South America and South Asia

2016 Highlights

We set a global GHG reduction target for PVH’s direct operations—to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35% by 2030 against our 2015 baseline of 134,459 metric tons of CO2e. We calculated this reduction target by conducting an energy reduction feasibility study and drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative, which supports the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s goal of to keeping global warming below 2°C.

We calculated our second annual global GHG footprint for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which totaled 148,726 metric tons.

We began preparing to roll out the SAC’s Higg Index Facility Environmental Module to measure the environmental performance of key suppliers, which will inform our broader energy reduction, efficiency and clean energy efforts.

We reported our GHG footprint, management approach, risks and opportunities through the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire for the first time. We achieved a B score, which indicates a sufficient management approach to addressing climate change-related issues.

PVH Europe developed sustainable store guidelines to help retail stores improve their energy and environmental performance.

Both the new Tommy Hilfiger store in the UK city of Leeds and PVH Europe’s new warehouse for central Europe achieved BREAAM Very Good status.

PVH’s New York City headquarters and its Bridgewater, New Jersey offices received ENERGY STAR certifications.

PVH’s Distribution Center in Montreal was certified BOMA Best Silver by BOMA Canada. The BOMA Best certification recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management.

Our Commitments