Promoting perspectives

Taking social responsibility

HUGO BOSS is particularly committed to encourage people at locations around the world to exploit their full potential. We focus on support and funding for educational chances at a young age, as well as a commitment to opportunities for further professional training. These efforts strengthen diversity, creativity, and the capacity to innovate at the locations and in their regions.

Through this approach, HUGO BOSS supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: quality education.

The HUGO BOSS Corporate Citizenship Strategy: Creating values

The Corporate Citizenship Strategy aims to help create fair, high-quality educational opportunities and options for lifelong learning for everyone. It is based on the values of HUGO BOSS: respect, passion, quality, innovation, and collaboration. It focuses on projects that are related to the company’s business activities. In their implementation, HUGO BOSS trusts in collaboration with international organizations and recognized partners and is actively involved in industry alliances and associations.

Our constant goal is to inspire people towards success – which is the logical conclusion of our corporate citizenship vision. For this reason, the company helps people to unleash their success potential and strengthen their self-confidence and personality. In turn, this requires good education as well as possibilities for individual expression: which is why HUGO BOSS supports education, culture, and the arts.

This principle extends through every level of the company: It is reflected in our international funding programs just as much as in the support that our employees get for their social engagement. Employees at our Metzingen headquarters can volunteer for local initiatives during their working hours. 

Examples of our commitment

Supporting education with UNICEF

HUGO BOSS has a long-standing partnership with UNICEF. In addition to the “Schools for Africa” program, we also support the “Let Us Learn” project, which aims to improve preschool and elementary school education for children in Bangladesh. The initiative seeks to improve opportunities through educational work and direct cooperation with the government.

Iskur: returning to the workforce

With its Iskur support program, HUGO BOSS assists women at the Izmir (Turkey) location who want to re-enter the workforce. They are trained for work in the textile industry and, where possible, taken on as regular hires at HUGO BOSS.

Filderstadt: "Food & Art"

Strengthening social skills, promoting self-confidence, and possibly even opening up career prospects: at our company site in Filderstadt, school students from socially disadvantaged families are guided by professional instructors at the local art school, to put their artistic and handicraft skills to the test.

“We Together” project

“We Together” – that’s the claim of the "German Industry Integration initiative" that HUGO BOSS has supported since 2016 at its headquarters in Metzingen, near Stuttgart. The initiative aims to help refugees in the region to integrate in the labor market. The German Industry is a powerful basis for mastering this societal challenge.

Social conditions in the supply chain

In addition to our social commitment at our own locations, HUGO BOSS is also committed to creating good conditions and further development in our supply chain, together with partners and suppliers. For more information about this commitment, see the Partners section.

Our societal commitment 2018 in numbers

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Access to education

Children and young people are the future of society – they need equal opportunities. That’s why HUGO BOSS supports disadvantaged children through improved access to education, to give them a better start to living independent lives.

Career advancement

Through our international support programs along the value chain, HUGO BOSS gives people all over the world the opportunity for professional self-fulfillment. This also includes creating prospects and offering continuing education for young talents in the fashion industry.

Fostering creativity

Fashion and the arts are closely related – both are created through innovation, creativity, and a desire to capture the spirit of the time. That’s why HUGO BOSS is committed to promoting cultural exchange and giving people access to the arts.