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HUGO BOSS joins the LWG

June 2017 – HUGO BOSS has joined the Leather Working Group (LWG). The LWG is a multi-stakeholder group, including brands, retailers, leather manufacturers, chemical suppliers, etc. that collaborate to develop an environmental stewardship protocol for the leather manufacturing industry. The objective is to promote sustainable practices by assessing the compliance and environmental stewardship practices of leather manufacturers, in order to increase transparency and ensure continuous improvement. 

For HUGO BOSS this represents an opportunity to improve the Company’s water and energy consumption, chemical use and leather traceability, as well as create positive change in cooperation with industry peers in leather manufacturing practices. For more information, please see http://www.leatherworkinggroup.com/

HUGO BOSS joins the BCI

May 2017 – HUGO BOSS believes that collaboration with other companies and organizations is of great importance to HUGO BOSS: the standards of the resourcing process can be further developed, in order to facilitate the creation of a more sustainable industry.

HUGO BOSS became a new member of the “Better Cotton Initiative” (BCI), with the aim of further fulfil some of its sustainability criteria and goals. The BCI operates as a not-for-profit organization and cooperates with other stakeholders to define a better and more sustainable cotton production. BCI does not only help farmers during the sourcing process, but strives to improve their livelihood as well.

HUGO BOSS publishes 2016 Sustainability Report

  • Sustainability strategy developed further and goals defined until 202
  • First international Stakeholder Dialog held
  • Engagement boosted in external initiatives

May 2017 - HUGO BOSS AG has published its fourth Sustainability Report. In it the Group presents its sustainability program, outlines ongoing and future targets and details their current rate of progress. The most fundamental change compared to the previous year is the first-time integration of extensive data and information on the Retail division. The Sustainability Report is based on the G4 Guidelines, in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). As in previous years, the report provides comprehensive information on the measures taken and development achieved during the previous financial year.

The Sustainability Report is accompanied for the first time this year by a Sustainability Magazine entitled “Thinking Beyond, Acting to The Point”, in order to provide a compact and illustrative summary of all sustainability activities for interested readers.

Both publications can be found at:

http://group.hugoboss.com/en/sustainability/sustainability-report/

HUGO BOSS joins the ZDHC

April 2017 - HUGO BOSS joined the initiative Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) as a new member in April 2017. Through the membership, the Company aims to further its environmental responsibility through the use of more sustainable chemicals along the global value chain and subsequently reduce the environmental impact due to production processes.

Collaboration with other companies and organizations is of great importance to HUGO BOSS: Through the exchange of experience and information, the standards of chemical management can be further developed, thus creating a more sustainable industry. ZDHC is a non-profit organization, which takes a holistic approach to developing future standards in the fields of chemicals and environmental management for the industry worldwide. The goal is to create a more exemplary approach to chemicals in the global textile and footwear value chain, in order to protect workers, consumers and the environment even better.

HUGO BOSS receives Corporate Health Award 2016

February 2017 - HUGO BOSS was awarded the Corporate Health Award for its excellent performance in corporate health management in November 2016. HUGO BOSS received the highest evaluation, “Excellent”.

The Corporate Health Award was awarded in 2016 for the eighth time and is one of the most well-known and successful initiatives in the area of corporate health management in Germany. Prerequisite for the award is the fulfillment of a day-long “Corporate Health Audit”. The audit substantiates that a farsighted, holistic and sustainable health strategy is pursued and put into practice with appropriate processes and offers. The Corporate Health Award is developed further each year and increasingly motivates more companies to improve their health management programs and develop ideal conditions for a healthy workforce. For HUGO BOSS, the award also serves as a benchmark and as motivation for continuous improvement, in order to meet the changing needs of the employees.

HUGO BOSS awarded RobecoSAM Bronze Class Sustainability Award 2017

January 2017 – RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing, has awarded HUGO BOSS the Bronze Class Sustainability Award 2017 for its good corporate sustainability performance. HUGO BOSS is listed as one of the top five performing companies in the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and was thus also included in the 2017 edition of RobecoSAM’s “Sustainability Yearbook”. This lists the world’s most sustainable companies per industry and is internationally one of the most comprehensive annual publication on corporate sustainability. 

RobecoSAM offers in cooperation with S&P Dow Jones Indices the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This index is one of the most important sustainability indices and pursues a “Best in Class” approach. It takes into account aspects, such as corporate governance, supply chain management and stakeholder engagement. In the 2016 index rating, HUGO BOSS was able to improve its overall score, validating the company’s responsible business approach. 

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