Diversity & Inclusion

Living our values

At HUGO BOSS, we believe that an inclusive company culture is a source of creativity, strength and innovation. As an international fashion and lifestyle Group with some 14,000 employees around the globe we experience every day that differences are no obstacle but the base for a better future.

We are fully committed to our goal to actively contribute to an inclusive and equitable world. To support this goal, our Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion works closely with the cross-functional internal Diversity Task Force as well as external stakeholders to must embed diversity and inclusion into wider business strategies. The Taskforce drives change forward in raising their voices and fostering an inclusive environment, trust and equal opportunities. 

As a company, we want to contribute to more tolerance and equality in the world. How do we achieve this? It is a shared journey that needs everyone’s commitment – that includes each and every one of us, as employees, as partners, as part of any community.  

We want to actively contribute to an inclusive and equitable world and we need organizations that can help to shape the discourse. The fashion industry has a big societal impact. It has the ability to use its platforms to challenge the status quo and design a better future.
Rashmi Verma


Generations of Employees
Nationalities Worldwide
Women in Leadership Positions


Our employees worldwide are comprised of 112 nationalities with rich cultural backgrounds and professional expertise. We believe in a multigenerational and diverse workforce. At HUGO BOSS 4 generations of employees co-exist and co-create future fashion together. We strive for more balanced leadership with dedication and empathy. Currently 50% of our leadership positions are held by women.

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With 4,700 employees, Izmir (Turkey) is the largest HUGO BOSS production site. In cooperation with the local labor agency, the "Doors open for Women" program supports women re-entering the workforce.


We are committed to providing all employees with a working environment that is free of discrimination and to enabling equal opportunities. We support the LGBTQIA+ by hearing the call for equity and giving space to their voices.


HUGO BOSS has declared a target of continually improving the physical and mental health of its employees. Corporate health management is embedded in the organization at many locations.

Corporate Citizenship

Promoting equal opportunities is a priority for us. It starts with us and continues in our society. Through various initiatives and charities, we are committed to promoting diversity and supporting women in particular.


For us it is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual – from race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  

Charta der Vielfalt

Committed to an inclusive company culture, we have signed the Charta der Vielfalt (Diversity Charter) in 2008. This initiative promotes diversity in businesses and institutions and advocates for acknowledgment and appreciation of all employees. 

UN Women's Empowerment Principles

The subject of diversity also encompasses equal opportunity between genders. This is why we have signed the UN Women's Empowerment Principles. The seven principles contribute to the empowerment of women in business. 

Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

We support the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE), a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTI equality and inclusion globally, supported by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

More about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Engagement, Development & Diversity

HUGO BOSS wants to actively involve its employees in the Company, recognizing that the inspiration they gain is crucial to our growth. This also includes supporting employees and offering them possibilities for continuing education. A diverse workforce is also important to us.

Promoting Equal Opportunities

The diversity of people not only enriches the private sphere, but also and above all the business sphere. The fashion industry in particular thrives on diversity and openness. What we value when it comes to our own employees, we also want to develop further in our value chain and therefore have a focus on in our social engagement.