Fostering a Fair and Responsible Culture

For value-based collaboration

Around 14,000 people work for HUGO BOSS worldwide (as of 2020) – the Company has a responsibility to each and every one of them. That’s why the Group promotes a fair, open corporate culture where motivation is part of everyday work. To achieve this, we strive to recruit the best employees, inspire and support them, empower them for the transformation, and build a trusting, creative relationship with them. All of these elements are essential for HUGO BOSS and its employees to develop innovative ideas that generate value for all stakeholders.

First and foremost, of course, this involves ensuring that employees develop awareness for sustainability. But it also involves much more: lifelong learning, meaningful actions, and a working relationship characterized by mutual trust.

HUGO BOSS is strongly committed to respecting human rights and contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities) at all its locations through fair, performance-based compensation along with protection against discrimination and respect for employee rights.

Targets and measures

Our target

HUGO BOSS has made it its target to inspire its employees, give them the best possible support, and empower them to take responsibility. To achieve this, the company has implemented a variety of measures and carries out projects together with the employees.

Promotion of responsibility

HUGO BOSS works actively to promote exchange between employees and to empower them to make responsible, autonomous decisions. Measures include training programs for managers and employees in agile methods and attitudes, self-reflection, and a feedback culture.

New ways of working

In this project, HUGO BOSS and its employees explore the workplace of tomorrow: Self-organized teams test agile working methods in practice. Their experiences help to develop a more productive environment for the entire workforce. The New Work concept is now being rolled out throughout the company.

Mobile Working

An internal survey of some 2,000 employees at HUGO BOSS has shown that mobile working is a popular idea – and one that results in high-quality work. In response, the company introduced the mobile work model Threedom of Work in October 2020.

Listening to employees actively

HUGO BOSS regularly conducts satisfaction surveys among employees within the company and at subsidiaries. The results provide indications of the employees’ needs and provide motivation for catering to them even more.

Focus topics in the Employees area

Personnel development, employee engagement, and diversity

HUGO BOSS wants to actively support its employees and involve them in processes and decisions. The input generated through this involvement is essential to the company’s growth. Diversity is an important component of this.

Human rights and working conditions

HUGO BOSS bears responsibility for its employees worldwide. Respect for human rights and compliance with labor standards, based on internationally recognized benchmarks, is our highest aim.

Occupational health and safety

As a responsible employer, HUGO BOSS takes the occupational health and safety of its employees very seriously. Details of this can be found in the company’s Health & Safety Commitment.

Current Topics

Nov | 11 | 2022
Multiple perspectives, one goal: How can we collectively make the textile industry more sustainable?
May | 18 | 2022
HUGO BOSS publishes its Sustainability Report for 2021
Dec | 15 | 2021
Know better, do better – the focus of Stakeholder Dialog 2021 was successful interaction