Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - December 10, 2019
PVH Corp. commits to 100% RE, 71% emissions reduction
PHV Corp., the owner of apparel brands such as CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, Speedo and IZOD, announced Dec. 9 the approval of their commitment to power 100% of offices, warehouses and stores with renewable energy by 2030 and reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 71%.
The emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Target initiative in line with the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement. In addition to targeting Scope 1 and 2 emissions, PVH also committed to driving a 30% reduction in Scope 3 emissions through their global supply chain by 2030.
Last year, PVH launched their Forward Fashion Corporate Responsibility strategy, which outlined their ambitions to generate zero waste, zero carbon emissions and zero hazardous chemicals. The fashion conglomerate is also a member of RE100.
“This validation of our Science Based Targets reflects the science- and data-based underpinnings of PVH’s Forward Fashion strategy and our goal of driving fashion forward – for good,” PVH Chairman & CEO Emanuel Chirico said in a statement. “A critical aspect of our ambitions is helping combat climate change, and we are focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and driving renewable energy procurement in ways that will generate tangible and scalable change. We are working towards these goals as an individual organization, as well as with our peers and partners.”
The company plans to achieve a reduction in Scope 3 emissions by taking steps to engage with the most energy-intensive facilities in its supply chain, develop products with lower environmental impacts and promote energy efficiency through mill improvement programs.