Promoting equal opportunities

Promoting equal opportunities and diversity
The diversity of people not only enriches the private sphere, but also and above all the business sphere. The fashion industry in particular thrives on diversity and openness. What we value when it comes to our own employees, we also want to develop further in our value chain. Our goal is therefore to further promote diversity and respectful interaction – regardless of status, age, faith, skin color, disability, sexual orientation or gender. At HUGO BOSS, we are therefore committed to promoting diversity in a number of areas, thus furthering Sustainable Development Goal 10, fewer inequalities.

With a large proportion of women among the employees along our value chain, we focus in particular on the advancement of women in terms of equal opportunities as part of our Corporate Citizenship Strategy. The aim is to train and develop women, accompany them on the path to success and thus contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality).

‘Open Doors for Women’: Re-entry to the workforce for women

Since 2010, HUGO BOSS has been committed to the professional advancement of women at its largest production site in Izmir, Turkey, in order to strengthen equal opportunities in its own value chain. In cooperation with the local employment agency IŞKUR, the "Doors Open for Women" (TAFF) program supports women who want to re-enter the workforce. Hazal Güder is one of around 1,490 women who have successfully completed the program so far – today she works as a manager at our Izmir branch. In this interview, she tells us what it means to her.

HUGO BOSS & Central Saint Martins

Since 2018, the HUGO BOSS Scholarship has been supporting students of the postgraduate course MA Fashion Communication at the renowned arts and design college Central Saint Martins, which forms part of the University of the Arts London. Its educational reputation across art, design and performance is demonstrated by the ever-growing achievements of its alumni.

At Central Saint Martins, young talents can develop their skills across different fashion disciplines. Each year, the HUGO BOSS Scholarship supports three students with a stipend of £3,000 each and they are selected by an academic panel at the college.

The current HUGO BOSS scholars talents set very different priorities in their work: whether it is editorial work, working as a stylist & creative director or the academic examination of fashion history, they all share a passion for fashion and an interest in sustainability.

Working in the fabrics and material library, Central Saint Martins, 2019 © Alys Tomlinson

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