PVH

Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, True & Co.
New York
Consumer Durables and Apparel

Corporate Bias Rating

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Medium Risk

Summary:

PVH scored an 80 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, PVH increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. PVH uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. In 2015, PVH ended its production and sale of the Trump-brand line of clothing due to Donald Trump's statements regarding immigration policy during his campaign. However, the company has been under new management since 2021. PVH vets suppliers for environmental standards, including emission reduction goals. PVH planned to deliver unconscious bias training to all its associates globally by 2022. The company supports the Equality Act, a controversial bill. PVH is a consistent supporter of LGBTQ-related public advocacy, including ongoing partnerships with New York's Pride March and the HRC. The company has also been a leader in advocating for the BLM movement in the fashion industry. PVH’s CEO, Stefan Larsson, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The PVH Foundation made a $15,000 grant to GLSEN in 2019. The company’s subsidiary Calvin Klein made a one-time donation to the ACLU in 2022. The PVH Foundation donated $100,000 to the National Urban League in 2020. In the same 2020 donation push, PVH featured the ACLU, Color of Change, and the National Urban League among its featured racial justice charities for donation matching. PVH also financially contributed to an HRC program to foster LGBTQ inclusion at historically black colleges in 2021. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, PVH receives a Medium Risk rating.

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