HUGO BOSS strictly adheres to recognized animal and species-protection requirements such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). We also follow the guidelines of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIC) and recognize the five freedoms as a guiding principle for animal welfare. The five freedoms define certain freedoms related to minimum animal husbandry requirements. In order to meet the recognized requirements of animal and species protection, HUGO BOSS has published an Animal Welfare Policy. The company drafted this with the help of the Animal Welfare Policy Development Guidelines in Textiles from the global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS. The company's own measures, which have already been implemented, were also taken into account.
In addition, we have collaborated with animal welfare organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for many years to achieve improvements in animal welfare.
Last but not least, HUGO BOSS endeavors to replace animal materials with substitutes. For its efforts – such as the HUGO Menswear “Merat” parka – HUGO BOSS received the Vegan Fashion Award from PETA Germany in 2017. In 2020, we presented the first BOSS Menswear vegan suit that PETA Germany certified with the “PETA-Approved Vegan” label.