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 retail stores

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 the world 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 and the 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. Our global target is to reduce GHG emissions at our own facilities by 35 percent by 2030. It was set against the 2015 baseline and was calculated using methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative.

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

MT CO2e  
GHG Emissions by Scope 2015  2016 2017
Scope 1 Emissions 41,293  37,323 32,689
Scope 2 Emissions 93,166  111,403 107,792
Total GHG Emissions 134,459  148,726 140,482
Emission Source  
Offices(1) 16,194  13,909 14,543
Retail 97,240  112,123 102,474
Warehouses(2) 18,800  19,874 20,092
Vehicles(3) 2,225  2,820 3,373
Total GHG Emissions 134,459  148,726 140,482
  • (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

2017 Highlights



We set our first global target to reduce GHG emissions across our own facilities by 35% by 2030, against a 2015 baseline, calculated using methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative.


Our global Scope 1 and 2 emissions decreased by approximately 6% from 2016. This reduction is the same as taking 1,700 passenger vehicles off the road for a year or reducing the consumption of 930,000 gallons of gasoline.


We were recognized by the U.S. EPA as a High Performer in its SmartWay Program for truck fleets, which helps companies measure, benchmark and improve freight transportation efficiency.


Our store design and construction team continued to retrofit track lighting to LED, reaching 71% of all North American stores as of the end of the year.

Our Commitments