PVH Receives Award for Corporate Excellence


RECOGNITION TIME: PVH Corp. has been selected as one of two winners of the 2018 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence. The award recognizes U.S. firms that uphold high standards of responsible business conduct. PVH will be presented with the award in a ceremony on Oct. 5 at the State Department.
PVH is receiving the Sustainable Operations award as lead investor of a best-in-class apparel manufacturing facility in Hawassa, Ethiopia. The honor recognizes the company’s unwavering commitment to people, the environment and the communities where it operates.
Emanuel Chirico, PVH’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “We are in a unique position to make positive impacts in the places around the world where we work and live. One of those places is Ethiopia, where we set out almost five years ago to create a sustainable, vertically integrated, apparel manufacturing industry.”
The apparel firm in 2014 approached some its best suppliers to share its vision for Africa. PVH implemented international standards and practices in building, fire and worker safety, environmental sustainability, as well as human rights to establish a manufacturing economy.
According to the State Department, the facility — an industrial park — features state-of-the-art fabric mills and apparel factories powered by renewable energy,

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