Corprate Bias Ratings
While PVH has not terminated any business relationships due to ideological beliefs, it has regularly used its corporate reputation to advance ideological agendas. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. It has donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and other similar advocacy groups. PVH has also supported the Equality Act and advocated for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. For these reasons, PVH receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
PVH received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. 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 (2). However, PVH has been under new management since 2021.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
PVH is a member of the HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). PVH is a signatory of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion (2). PVH is a consistent supporter of LGBTQ-related public advocacy, including ongoing partnerships with New York’s Pride March and the HRC (3)(4). PVH has also been a leader in advocating for the BLM movement in the fashion industry (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The PVH Foundation made a $15,000 grant to GLSEN in 2019 (1). PVH subsidiary Calvin Klein made a one-time donation to the ACLU in 2020 (2). The PVH Foundation donated $100,000 to the National Urban League in 2020 (3). 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 (4)(5). PVH also financially contributed to an HRC program to foster LGBTQ inclusion at historically black colleges in 2021 (6).
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August 18, 2023
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