With a score of 18.1 out of 100, PVH has started the journey towards addressing issues within cotton cultivation.
PVH’s brand Tommy Hilfiger has a commitment to sourcing 100% of its cotton from more sustainable sources by 2020. Water, HHPs, biodiversity and human rights issues within cotton cultivation are addressed through the company’s membership of BCI. PVH has no additional policies on these issues at either the group or brand level. Tommy Hilfiger and PVH sister brand Calvin Klein have partnered with re-fashioNYC and the non-profit Housing Works in a pilot to reuse, repurpose or recycle both damaged and intact clothing and footwear.
Although PVH has a public commitment to reducing impacts from raw materials which is focused on cotton, almost all efforts apply only to its Tommy Hilfiger brand. Points for uptake remain limited for this reason. PVH does not specify what share of its cotton comes from more sustainable sources. In 2015, Tommy Hilfiger sourced 4,300 MT of Better Cotton. Together with organic cotton, this amounts to 13% of its global cotton use.
By publishing a list of all tier-1 factories from which PVH directly sources products in April 2017, the company has taken its first steps in traceability. However, PVH does not publish a similar list for its fabric and yarn suppliers. Neither does it publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.