Tomorrow is the product of today’s decisions

As one of the leading groups operating in the upper premium segment of the global fashion market, we stand for high-quality products. Focusing firmly on sustainable management and the triad of quality, innovation and responsibility will enable us to secure the future growth of our organization. These principles have their source in our convictions and our sense of accountability toward our customers, staff, suppliers and society at large.

“Our aim, in conjunction with our partners, is to increase sustainability in the global supply chain. That is not only in the interests of the company but of our customers as well.”

SOLVEIG STEINBRENNER-THALER

Head of Product & Vendor Sustainability HUGO BOSS AG

Sustainability fosters innovation. The key to a profitable business lies in the efficient implementation of resources and the ongoing optimization of processes along the value chain. At the same time it is important to do what is right for society and create genuine added value for everyone. By adopting international standards and working closely with its partners, HUGO BOSS is significantly advancing social compliance and ecology within its global supply chain. Our goal is to employ environmentally and socially compatible processes in the course of production and finishing activities and the selection of our raw materials. 

“Our arts program has been conceived and designed to help cultivate an awareness of the uncommon in life – both inside and outside our Group.”

Dr. Hjördis Kettenbach

Head of Corporate Communications & Cultural Affairs HUGO BOSS AG

People who adopt a vision for the future can change society. For this reason HUGO BOSS has been actively promoting educational projects for many years. To this end we partner with organizations that help women and young people overcome difficult social circumstances through education. After all, education is the key to personal success and feeling invested in society. We also support contemporary art with a sponsorship program. This has now been a fixture of our corporate culture for over two decades. And our internationally oriented arts program not only fosters upcoming artists. It also seeks to encourage a fruitful dialog between society and the arts.

“When developing collections today, our focus lies increasingly on the identification and application of innovative and sustainable solutions in the realms of design and finishing.” 

Dominik Salzer

Team Leader Corporate Brand Development HUGO BOSS AG

Sustainability plays a pivotal role for many of our customers. And it’s a key issue for us too, one that impacts every stage of our product development.

The adoption of 3D technology in our design process is reducing the number of prototypes required, and hence the volume of raw materials consumed. We actively support such new technologies and always aspire to the best possible quality in the materials we use. Moreover, HUGO BOSS cooperates with animal and consumer rights organizations and enforces standards such as the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Protecting consumers and the environment are major concerns both in the area of product safety and in our efforts to reduce and eliminate the use of chemical substances.

Since 2017, the premium fibers we use for our padding have 
been sourced exclusively from sustainable materials.

ANIMAL WELFARE

HUGO BOSS refrains from using angora and farmed fur.
Down feathers are also sourced sustainably.

In 2015 HUGO BOSS joined the German Partnership for Sustainable
Textiles to support improved product safety and better working
conditions in countries where we manufacture. 

TRANSPARENCY

Published in 2015, our Environmental Guideline documents
our ecological principles for all relevant areas of the Group.

Our production operations are being progressively attuned to
environmental management systems such as ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.
Only recently our location in Morrovalle (Italy) was granted certification.

We actively encourage the exchange of opinions with our
employees – with the goal of cultivating an open and values-based
corporate culture. 

In addition to regular on-site training seminars, we operate a
comprehensive e-learning program worldwide. More than
4,500 employees have already benefited from the online courses.

FAIR COMPENSATION

Fair remuneration serves as the cornerstone of all long-term
business associations that are based on mutual interest and respect.
As a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA), HUGO BOSS
champions appropriate levels of pay for employees at its partner
companies. 

HUGO BOSS corporate Citizenship Strategy

2016 – KEY INDICATORS

  • our first stakeholder conference was staged

  • approx. 90 % of power at our head offices in Metzingen is clean

  • placed second in the “Top Employers” ranking published by the German trade journal “Textilwirtschaft”

  • auditing of environmental management at all strategic suppliers

  • 100 % elimination of farmed fur 

  • over 10 years of supporting children in conjunction with UNICEF

An interview with the Managing Board
 

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Our actions all have a single focus – our customers
 

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Our brands form the very heart of our company
 

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We are facing up to the challenges of the global fashion market

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Speed is a key factor in our success
 

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Tomorrow is the product of today’s decisions
 

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