Below you will find HUGO BOSS declarations on the UK Modern Slavery Act, the Norwegian Transparency Act and the California Supply Chain Disclosure. HUGO BOSS speaks out in these declarations against all kinds of modern slavery and human traffic.

UK modern slavery act

HUGO BOSS rejects all kinds of forced labor, especially modern slavery and human trafficking. HUGO BOSS regularly audits direct suppliers and partners to verify their compliance with the prohibition of modern slavery and human trafficking in accordance with our Code of Conduct, our social standards and the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015. The following statement should send a clear signal of the HUGO BOSS commitment against all kinds of forced labor and demonstrate that HUGO BOSS is a socially responsible and reliable company.


Norwegian Transparency Act

As a conscientious and responsible global company, the HUGO BOSS Group carries out extensive due diligence measures to protect human rights in its own business area and in the supply chain.

HUGO BOSS respects all human rights and actively promotes compliance with them. This account also includes working conditions-related risks with an impact on humans, which have been grouped together under the term "human rights".

To comply with the Transparency Act, the HUGO BOSS Group makes this account pursuant to Section 5 of the Transparency Act and shows the steps HUGO BOSS is taking to ensure due diligence procedures within our business and in our supply chain.

The HUGO BOSS Group with all its subsidiaries aims to comply with all respective due diligence acts worldwide including the Norwegian Transparency Act. Therefore the HUGO BOSS Group has set up a central governance system to structure and ensure compliance with all relevant due diligence acts.

Nevertheless this account on the Norwegian Transparency Act applies for the subsidiary HUGO BOSS Scan. Norway. It is valid for the past financial year ending at December 31, 2022.


California Supply Chain Disclosure

Verification of product supply chain: 
Prior to the start of a business relationship every direct supplier is required to sign and acknowledge the HUGO BOSS Social Standards which include provisions on the prohibition of trafficking and slavery.

Compliance audits: 
On a regular basis our direct suppliers are required to undergo compliance audits which include checks for compliance with the prohibition of trafficking and slavery. Audits are conducted by internal or external partners and scheduled together with the suppliers.

Certification of supply chain security: 
The HUGO BOSS General Terms and Conditions obligate suppliers to comply with the HUGO BOSS Social Standards and ensure compliance through their supply chain.

Internal accountability: 
If suppliers violate our HUGO BOSS Social Standards we issue an action plan, requesting them to improve compliance with our standards. The supplier’s performance will be reviewed in a follow up audit. If a supplier fails to make progress against the plan, he may be subject to sanctions up to and including termination of the business relationship.

Internal trainings: 
All our employees undergo annual Social Standards trainings. Our internal and external audit staff consists of experienced and well trained auditors.