Corporate Responsibility

Our corporate sustainability strategy focuses on improving the sustainability of our own operations and facilities and the work we do with customers, suppliers and our buying agent, Li & Fung. Our goal is to use resources efficiently; to add business value for our customers and their suppliers; to focus on the health and well-being of our colleagues; and to positively impact our communities and societies. We also work in partnership with our suppliers, customers and our buying agent, Li & Fung, on supply chain sustainability.

We have initiated a Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, which covers the general principles concerning the way we conduct ourselves. This code is supported by policies and guidelines, internal training and awareness-raising initiatives.

In 2020 we have updated our Supplier Code of Conduct. The principles outlined in the Code are based on industry standards and clearly outline the requirements for doing business with us. 

Environmental Stewardship We seek opportunities to manage efficiently the environmental footprint of our own operations and those of our suppliers. Addressing those risks as our operations expand is important to us. We focus on reducing our impacts by continually looking for opportunities to be more efficient, to source and use environmentally-responsible materials in our products, as well as use environmentally-responsible equipment, building materials and services in our buildings and operations. We continue to support our offices and facilities around the world to adopt LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) elements whenever feasible and we also share this guidance with our suppliers. For example, for our offices in the Empire State Building in New York City, we have received certification of the 8th and 9th floors to LEED Platinum and the 7th floor to LEED Gold.

Occupational Health and Safety  The health and well-being of all our people globally is a priority for our business. We strive to continually provide a safe, healthy and respectful workplace for our colleagues.  We are committed to sustaining a wellness initiative that reaches all employees and their families, with a focus on promoting general health awareness, improving overall health and well-being, and encouraging all of our colleagues to be proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Our programs include an annual health and wellness fair where biometric screening and flu shots are provided free of charge, Weight Watchers at Work, a smoking cessation program, spin and yoga classes, and financial wellness seminars.

Tax Strategy and Preventing Facilitation of Tax Evasion Our vision for tax is that we should always conduct ourselves and our business openly, honestly and in compliance with applicable laws in respect of all taxes. We uphold this vision by following strategic objectives as set out in the Tax Strategy and Preventing Facilitation of Tax Evasion Policy.