Occupational Health & Safety

Dedicated health and safety commitment
As a responsible employer, HUGO BOSS takes the occupational health and safety of its employees very seriously. This is expressed in high standards in workplace safety and health protection, which are described in detail in a separate Health & Safety Commitment.

Measures

In order to ensure a high level of occupational safety, risk assessments regularly take place with regards to workplaces and new or changed processes. The company’s employees also receive regular training on occupational health and safety.

In addition, 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. It comprises a broad range of offerings, including those for physical and mental fitness, nutrition and ergonomics in the workplace.

Company doctors are available in Metzingen (Germany) and many other international locations. In addition, HUGO BOSS regularly organizes health days at various international locations with talks, workshops and courses on healthy nutrition or exercise, for example.

Measures in challenging times

The well-being and protection of our employees and partners is our top priority, whatever the circumstances. From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we established an interdisciplinary crisis team. In order to safely guide the staff through this challenging time, our employees were informed quickly and clearly about developments and corresponding measures were implemented at a global level. These included, among others:

  • Introduction of a comprehensive approach to hygiene
    > Limiting the number of people in business premises
    > Measures relating to social distancing and ventilation
    > Provision of hand-disinfection dispensers, wipes and face masks
  • Change from work on campus to remote work, as well as the introduction of shift models, where possible
  • Offering COVID-19-specific training
  • Regular information for employees via email, newsletter, guidelines and video messages

HUGO BOSS was awarded a Stevie® Award for its responsible and preemptive approach in these challenging times – especially with regards to its own employees. Discover more.

Projects to promote good health

Health days

At HUGO BOSS, the commitment to occupational health extends to retail employees. In addition to the use of location-independent offers, there is also a nationwide collaboration with fitness studios. In 2019, special attention was paid to balancing exercises for the feet due to staff spending around 70%-80% of the working day standing.

On your marks, get set, go

The HUGO BOSS Run in Metzingen gets the workforce and their families moving every year. An average of 1,500 guests attend – including our CEO. Even beginner joggers are motivated to join in, because regular jogging meetups with professional coaches are offered ahead of time.

Team spirit through sports

The employees in Izmir (Turkey) are also encouraged to exercise. They have the option of working out on the company’s own sports fields. This benefit not only supports good health, but also an extraordinary team spirit – a few especially motivated employees regularly represent HUGO BOSS at the Istanbul Marathon and the Dragon Boat Festival.

A healthy diet

In Ticino (Switzerland), for example, the cafeteria offers a special detox menu every year in the spring and fall, to emphasize the importance of a balanced diet. Over the course of three weeks, the employees not only enjoy particularly good food, but can also learn about eating healthy.

Incentive for retail employees

At HUGO BOSS, our commitment to health at work also applies to our retail employees. At the Retail Health Challenge 2017, teams from stores throughout Germany competed with each other. The more health offerings were used – including gyms, coaching, healthy eating, and climbing parks – the more points they earned. The winning team was rewarded with an exciting team event.

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