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 1,625 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.

Lending an ear for women: Women's Café in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, gender-based violence such as discrimination or involuntary dependence on men is the reality for many women working in textile factories. It is important for us to take responsibility and empower these women in our supply chain. Therefore, HUGO BOSS founded a Women’s Café in 2022, in partnership with the organization Phulki. In the future, it will offer female workers in the factories in our supply chain as well as women from other factories a safe space to talk about their everyday problems. At the same time, the café will also be a space for education and mutual motivation. Here, the women will not only have the opportunity to exchange ideas, they will also be able to attend various training courses on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) or menstrual hygiene. They learn about topics such as health, safety and personal and employment rights —  in relation to their professional as well as their personal lives. They also have access to childcare for a small fee.

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