Supply Chain Innovation

Hugo Boss


All HUGO BOSS’ apparel, shoes, and leather accessories producers. The HUGO BOSS brands include BOSS, BOSS Green, BOSS Orange, and HUGO.

From the HUGO BOSS website: As a manufacturer of clothing, shoes and accessories for the premium and luxury segment, HUGO BOSS is responsible for adhering to sustainability standards throughout the global value chain. Fair and safe working conditions are one focal point of the company’s sustainability commitment.

Honorable Members of the Minimum Wages Committee for Textile Industry Tamil Nadu: 

Honorable Members of the Minimum Wages Committee for Textile Industry Tamil Nadu:  The undersigned brands, retailers, and organizations, representing a significant percentage of the buyers of textiles and garments from Tamil Nadu state, applaud the Tamil Nadu government for building a successful textile and garment industry in Tamil Nadu. As part of those efforts, we welcome the establishment of a Minimum Wages Committee for the Textile Industry by the Government of Tamil Nadu. A minimum wage is essential for both workers and the future of the Tamil Nadu textile and garment industry....
The Fair Labor Association is one of two dozen organizations jointly calling on the government of Indonesia to ensure that current labor laws remain consistent with international standards as national legislators consider the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.  Signatories – which include brands, civil society organizations, and business organizations – expressed concern in the letter with the Labor Cluster of the proposed omnibus bill, which was submitted by the Widodo Government to the People’s Representative Council. The letter also requests that the government...
The FLA joined with five partner organizations to engage the government of India and call attention to state-level actions, which could “seriously jeopardize the safety, security, and well-being of workers in India. The concerns involve COVID-related amendments that relax labor laws or regulations via state executive order or imprecise suspensions in light of the global pandemic’s economic impact. "This challenge demonstrates that the health and well-being of workers, communities, and businesses are inextricably linked. We hope that the Government of India will respond...

On November 5, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Deriteks union in Turkey regarding the factory Akin Corap, located in Giresun, Turkey.  The union alleged that factory management had carried out illegal dismissals of union members and engaged in other anti-union practices.  The factory was a supplier of socks to FLA-affiliated brand Hugo Boss as well as to other buyers.

The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 7, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Hugo Boss's social compliance program. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Hugo Boss's top management commitment, comprehensive audit methodology, and annual Stakeholder Dialogue Roundtable.

On August 10, 2015, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Sindicato de Trabajadores Obreros de Topy Top S.A. (SINTOTTSA) in Peru.  The union alleged a series of violations of worker rights, principally freedom of association and anti-union discrimination, at the factory Topy Top S.A.

On February 21, 2016, the Deriteks trade union in Turkey filed a Third Party Complaint with the FLA regarding the factory Aydinli Deri Konfekslyon San. ve Tic, S.A. located in Istanbul, Turkey.  FLA-affiliated company Hugo Boss was actively sourcing from the factory at the time of the complaint.

On November 5, 2015, the FLA received a Third Party Complaint regarding freedom of association at a facility owned and operated by Hugo Boss in Izmir, Turkey.  The Teksif Union, which filed the complaint, alleged harassment of union members by management and that the dismissal of a union member in October 2015 was motivated by the worker's union activities.  Subsequently, the FLA received a second complaint, also from the Teksif Union, alleging that another union member had also been dismissed by Hugo Boss Izmir management because of his union activities.