PVH Corp. recognized for its leadership and commitment to sustainability

PVH Corp. recognized for its leadership and commitment to sustainability


NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) announced that the Company was honored with the Sustainability Award at the Accessories Council 21st Annual ACE Awards.

The Award is a testament to the Company’s sustainability accomplishments and ongoing commitment to making positive impacts for people, the environment and communities. The award was presented to PVH Corp. Chairman & CEO, Emanuel Chirico, by actress and fashion icon, Brooke Shields.

Shields wryly asked and answered, “Do you know what comes between PVH and sustainability? Nothing.” She added more seriously, “When a powerful company makes sustainability a priority, the positive influence of their leadership can be felt across the globe.”

“Receiving the Sustainability Award from the Accessories Council is an incredible honor,” said Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO, PVH Corp.“At PVH, we recognize our responsibility to address the social and environmental impacts of our industry and contribute toward a fair, healthy future for all.”

The ACE Awards were created in 1997 to honor individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories. The 2017 ACE Award winners were honored at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Visit www.pvh.com/cr for more information on PVH’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives as well as the recently launched 2016 CR Report.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and True&Co. brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Limited.

Dana Perlman
Treasurer, Senior Vice President
Business Development and Investor Relations

Source: PVH Corp.


A.S. Watson Group recognised for its commitment and achievement in implementing green practices within workplace

A.S. Watson Group recognised for its commitment and achievement in implementing green practices within workplace


Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — For three consecutive years, A.S. Watson Group (ASW) and its retail brands in HK were awarded the Green Office Label in the Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS) organised by World Green Organisation (WGO), to recognise for our commitment and achievement in implementing green practices within workplace. The group also clinched the Eco-healthy Workplace Label this year by fulfilling the criteria of eco-healthy workplace best practices. Six awards were received this year, for A.S. Watson Group, A.S. Watson Industries, Watsons, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS and Watsons Wine.

GOALS aims at encouraging companies to improve environmental performance and sustainability of the office workplace, companies need to go through stringent green audits on energy saving, water saving, waste reduction, paper/printing saving, green procurement and IT use and disposal.

Source: A.S. Watson Group


PHILIPPINES: SM group continues commitment to the government and Go Negosyo’s initiative to promote produce grown by local farmers

PHILIPPINES: SM group continues commitment to the government and Go Negosyo’s initiative to promote produce grown by local farmers


Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the fourth quarter of last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) with the help of Go Negosyo, finalized an agreement with supermarket and restaurant chains to source directly from local onion farmers and help them sell their produce. As the first to support the initiative, SM Markets immediately ordered and successfully moved 20 metric tons of Nueva Ecija onions. To continue its support, the company has already placed a new order of 100 metric tons or approximately 90,718.5 kilos of red and white onions from Nueva Ecija-based BONEA Multi-purpose cooperative, the local source endorsed by DA Secretary Manny Piñol. The onions are expected to arrive on the second week of March and will be available in select SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore Market, and Waltermart branches in Metro Manila.

SM Markets’ continuing support is part of the SM group’s commitment to the government and Go Negosyo’s initiative to promote produce grown by local farmers. Led by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and Presidential Adviser on Economic Enterprise Joey Concepcion, the program aims to provide local farmers better access to the market through SM’s chain of stores and other retailers all over Metro Manila.

“Our customers have embraced the DA’s initiative to help the local farmers of Nueva Ecija. We are very pleased to report that we have ordered more than double the previous quantity of onions and we are making it available in more SM Markets stores this time. So far, the partnership between DA and major retailers is going well and we are looking forward to more joint ventures in the future,” says SM Markets consultant for external affairs Pong Ejercito.

With 48 SM Supermarket branches, 146 Savemore Market stores, and 44 SM Hypermarkets, SM Markets remain the largest food retail chain in the country. The group bagged the Philippine Retailers Association’s Best Supermarket award two years in a row with SM Hypermarket gaining Hall of Fame status in 2015. SM Markets has also won numerous DTI Gold Bagwis Service Excellence Seals with SM Supermarket being the first food retailer to win the Corporate Gold Bagwis Seal in 2014 with SM Hypermarket and Savemore Market following a year after. As one of the pioneering supermarket chains in the country, SM Markets continues to deliver world-class products and services to over 230 cities and municipalities nationwide and counting.

For queries, please contact:
Marketing Communications Group
Frances Corsiga – 09175305636
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Source: SM Investments Corporation


FOCUS Brands announces commitment to sourcing ingredients that contain only cage free eggs

ATLANTA , 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to a growing consumer sentiment towards cage free eggs and the adoption of this policy by several other food service companies, FOCUS Brands is joining forces with others in the industry and announcing its commitment to sourcing ingredients that contain only cage free eggs.

While not a large user of eggs or food items with egg as an ingredient, FOCUS Brands will work with its suppliers to ensure that all of its restaurant menu items will contain only cage free eggs by 2026.

“In addition to industry trends and the growing consumer preference for cage free eggs in other channels such as grocery, today we are casting our vote with consumers and will work toward meeting these new supply standards.” said Rich Kamph, Senior Vice President of FOCUS Brands Global Supply Chain.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.
Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s®and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.


Karlie Lahm
FOCUS Brands Inc.

Source: FOCUS Brands Inc.

Costa Express attains the ISO14001 International Standard for its commitment to sustainable practice

Costa Express attains the ISO14001 International Standard for its commitment to sustainable practice
Costa Express attains the ISO14001 International Standard for its commitment to sustainable practice

London, 2016-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Costa Express, the UK’s leading self-serve coffee bar, has been awarded the ISO14001 International Standard due to its commitment to sustainable practice. This standard provides an approach to environment management as well as all the practical tools to implement and respond to changing environmental conditions.

Measures have been applied across every aspect of Costa Express. The machines themselves now have insulated boilers to make them more efficient and reduce energy usage, meaning energy savings of around 400 watts per day. New boilers are being supplied with the insulation as standard, whilst older boilers are all being upgraded to fit the insulation. This will improve the overall life of the boiler and achieve long term energy savings.

Costa Express has also assessed the current water usage of machines, optimising the amount of water required for use. The team are looking at how best to minimise the amount of water required to run and clean the machines.

The Costa Express fleet which supplies the machines uses telematics to enable the planning team to route the field teams effectively. They are also working to reduce maintenance callouts to lessen the environmental impact of the vehicles and encourage efficient driving by measuring fuel economy.

“Costa Express has worked tirelessly to integrate sustainable decision making in every part of the business” said Nicola Stopps, CEO of Simply Sustainable, who supported the implementation of the standard.

“Costa Express is committed to proactively managing its environmental impact” said Murray McGowan, Managing Director at Costa Express, “Progress can only be demonstrated through effective measurement, which is why we hold ourselves to rigorous standards based on quality measurements and insights. These not only benefit the environment, but also reduce costs and improve efficiency within Costa Express.”

Costa Express is the UK’s leading self-serve coffee bar. Since its launch in 2011, it has demonstrated phenomenal growth and today boasts over 5,500 machines, serving over 80 million cups of coffee every year, across 9 international markets. This puts Costa Express on track to deliver its target of 8,000 machines by 2020.

Costa Express is part of Costa Coffee, the UKs favourite coffee shop chain with over 45 years of coffee making expertise. Costa Coffee operates over 3,000 coffee shops across 32 international markets. Just like in stores, Costa Express uses the Costa’s original Mocha Italia recipe roasted in Old Paradise Street, London, with our 100% Rainforest Alliance certified™ coffee remaining at the core of our quality coffee credentials. Our innovative self-serve coffee bars expertly combine high-quality coffee and fresh milk with leading technology, making it the quickest, easiest and most efficient way to ensure coffee lovers enjoy a delicious cup of barista-style Costa Coffee on the go.

Costa Express is committed to sustainable practise and in June 2016 attained the ISO14001 International Standard. This standard demonstrates a systematic approach to environment management and a framework by which to implement and respond to changing environmental conditions.

Looking after coffee growers is extremely important to Costa, which is why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 56 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.

About Simply Sustainable
Simply Sustainable was founded in 2010 and is the UK’s fastest growing sustainability consultancy, offering top class practical advice; generated from the substantial ‘in-house’ corporate experience of all our consultants.

Our consultants are able to take a practical and business-focused approach to help organisations build sustainability into their operations. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve lasting improvements in their sustainability performance to help maximise long-term growth.

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Source:  Costa