PVH Assessment for Reaccreditation, October 2016

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Friday, October 28, 2016
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A third party assessor with workers at a PVH contract facility in Brazil.  

On October 7th, 2016, the FLA Board of Directors voted to approve the reaccreditation of PVH Corp.'s labor compliance program.

When joining the FLA, Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers commit to implementing the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, which aims to ensure “respectful and ethical treatment of workers” and “promotes sustainable conditions through which workers earn fair wages in safe and healthy workplaces.” The Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing / Production serve as the standards upon which Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers are assessed towards an accreditation of their labor compliance program.

Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers with accredited compliance programs have demonstrated that they have the systems and procedures in place needed to successfully uphold fair labor standards throughout their supply chains.  In assessing for reaccreditation, the FLA looks for continued implementation of the workplace standards and focuses on key components that support the FLA’s mission to improve workers’ lives worldwide, focusing on implementation of responsible purchasing practices, civil society engagement, remediation efforts, and program innovations. 

PVH's reaccreditation covers the period from 2008 to 2016.  In 2015, PVH included 132 applicable facilities in the FLA program. in 2016, with the acquisition of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, PVH's scope expanded to 918 applicable facilities  Due to the scope expansion, PVH received 16 SCI assessments in 2016.  In addition to the 2016 SCIs, PVH received two verification assessments, four field observations, and one headquarter assessment for reaccreditation.

The full reaccreditation report below includes commendation for PVH's strengths, including its resources devoted to sourcing data analysis to enhance its social compliance program, and its commitment to responsible purchasing practices, along with recommendations for further strengthening of its compliance program.

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