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.

Contact:
Dana Perlman
212-381-3502
Treasurer, Senior Vice President
Business Development and Investor Relations

Source: PVH Corp.

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H&M honoured with Freedom House Corporate Award for leadership in advancing global supply chain transparency

On Thursday 27th April, H&M proudly accepted the Freedom House Corporate Award – an acknowledgement by the American organization Freedom House that recognizes businesses for their principled policies and strong leadership regarding human rights. H&M is awarded for their leadership in advancing global supply chain transparency.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — “H&M was among the earliest adopters of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights, one of the first global fashion companies to make its supplier factory list public, and the first to disclose the names of its second-tier suppliers. Its principled corporate policies not only strongly incorporate international human rights standards but, as one of the world’s largest producers of clothing, their actions carry exceptional weight that set an example for the fashion industry”, says Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House.

Stefan Persson, Chairman of the board, accepted the award in Washington on behalf of H&M. In his speech, he empathized the importance of world trade for lifting nations and people out of poverty and exemplified how global companies can support a positive development worldwide. In this work, supply chain transparency is essential.

“To create decent jobs in the supply chain, transparency is crucial. I hope that our commitment to transparency will lead to a healthier fashion industry, but also to more informed customers pressuring companies to act sustainably,” says Stefan Persson, Chairman of the board H&M group.

For H&M, a global company present in several countries around the world, it is important to contribute to fair jobs lifting individuals and nations out of poverty. To be able to do this, a continued presence of long-term, responsible buyers is vital, also when it comes to the development of democracy and strengthened human rights. In this work, supply chain transparency is fundamental. That is why H&M was one of the first fashion brands to publish its supplier list, promoting transparency in the industry, but also to globally apply the newly developed UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Reporting Framework. H&M is continuously adding more information to the supplier list which now covers not only first tier suppliers, but also more than half of the second tier supplier factories. The list can be found here.

Read the press release from Freedom House.

About Freedom House:

Freedom House, founded in 1974, is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. They analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.

Contact:

Phone: +46 8 796 55 00
Fax: +46 8 20 99 19

Source: H&M

Office Depot recognized twenty-two organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today (November 21, 2016) announced that it recently recognized twenty-two organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing, including:

  • Accurate Personnel
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Best Buy
  • City Of San Antonio
  • City Of San Bernardino
  • County Of Berks
  • Dysart Unified School District
  • Eastman
  • General Motors
  • Spokane VA Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Redlands
  • Viacom
  • Washington State, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

In addition, Eastman received the Office Depot Special Recognition for Innovations in Supply Chain Award.

“Office Depot congratulates the winners of our Ninth Annual Leadership in Greener Purchasing Awards,” said Dave Trudnowski, senior vice president of adjacency, sustainability and public sector strategy for Office Depot. “We are pleased to honor these organizations from across the country that have implemented and are actively pursuing increased sustainability through their purchasing decisions.”

Award winners were selected from among Office Depot’s largest 1,000 customers based on their high green spend percentage compared to others in their sector. Office Depot calculates green spend percentage by comparing a customer’s expenditure on products with eco-attributes such as recycled content, energy-efficiency, non-toxicity, etc., and/or ecolabels such as FSC, EPEAT, GREENGUARD, GreenSeal and EcoLogo. Customer purchases with the highest level of meaningful eco-attributes and ecolabels were given extra weight in the selection process.

“One of the unique ways Office Depot sells greener is by celebrating our customers who buy greener,” said Molly Ray, senior manager of sustainability for Office Depot. “By recognizing our customers for achieving their sustainability goals, they’ll continue to make greener purchasing decisions in the future and we believe that other organizations will follow.”

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

Contact:
Rebecca Rakitin
561-438-1450
Rebecca.Rakitin@officedepot.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

Luxury travel specialist Tully Luxury Travel expands its senior leadership team

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TORONTO, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Tully Luxury Travel prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary year, it has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team. Ms. Cathy Holler joins as Vice President, African Dreams, and Mr. Pat Lista joins as Vice President, Product & Contracting. Both bring 30 years of experience in the tourism industry.

Cathy Holler brings her visionary and strategic skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, extensive experience and connections in the luxury travel sector and broad knowledge of Africa. Her most recent positions include Vice President, Business Development and Product Innovation at Travcoa, Vice President, Member Sales & Service – USA & Canada and Vice President, Destination Sales, both at Virtuoso.

“I am incredibly honored and excited to join Mary Jean Tully and the amazing team at Tully Luxury Travel to lead their African Dreams division,” says Holler. “Since I was young, Africa has held a special place in my heart. To now be able to focus all of my expertise, energy and passion to promote travel to Africa is a dream come true!”

Pat Lista brings his extensive background in contract negotiations, sales, marketing, budgets and supplier relationships. A fluid thinker and passionate leader, Pat excels at finding innovative solutions to drive business forward and navigate teams through changing business models.

“I’m excited about this new and important chapter in my career, and happy to be working with a group of individuals whose professionalism is second to none. Everyone is striving towards the same goal: to provide the most exceptional service and travel experiences for our clients. The future is very bright.”

Two previous appointments, Julie Boucher, Vice President, Finance, and Judi Cohen, Director, Experiences, further demonstrate Tully Luxury Travel’s commitment to building a highly experienced and knowledgeable executive team.

“Our 30-year track record of success is the direct result of our very dedicated and diverse team,” says Jason Sarracini, Chief Operating Officer, Tully Luxury Travel. “I look forward to working alongside such accomplished individuals to map out our long-term strategy.”

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SOURCE: Travel PR News

eBay appoints Alyssa Cutright Vice President of Global Payments

Cutright will lead eBay’s global strategy and operations of billing and payments.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, we are welcoming Alyssa Cutright, eBay’s new Vice President of Global Payments. In this new role, she will lead eBay’s global strategy and operations of billing and payments.

Payments are a critical part of the commerce ecosystem, and Alyssa has extensive industry experience, including 10 years spent at PayPal (formerly an eBay company) in a variety of critical roles, including leadership of the Financial Services (Core Payments), Risk Management, and North America Product teams.

“We are pleased to welcome Alyssa back to the eBay family. Her experience and leadership in the payment industry will help us deliver improved experiences for our sellers and buyers,” said Hal Lawton, SVP of North America, eBay.

Alyssa joins us from payments startup Plastiq where she was responsible for overall operations. Previously, she led international expansion for Square. Earlier in her career, Alyssa spent 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank. She is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara.

Contact:
United States: press@ebay.com

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eBay appoints Alyssa Cutright Vice President of Global Payments
eBay appoints Alyssa Cutright Vice President of Global Payments

Source: ebay

eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

He has strong experience with community engagement and has led diversity efforts at several technology companies.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has hired Damien Hooper-Campbell to serve as eBay’s first Chief Diversity Officer.  Damien brings to this role deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion and experience spanning the technology industry, finance sector and academia.  He will be responsible for leading eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster an inclusive culture at eBay.  Starting on July 18, Damien will be based in the company’s San Jose, CA headquarters and report to Kristin Yetto, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer.

“Since our founding, the power of inclusion, diversity and opportunity has been a central part of eBay’s cultural values, our purpose and business success,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay, Inc.  “Damien’s experience, insights and leadership will enable us to build further on the strong foundation we have established over many years and advance eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment to a new level.”

“eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse,” said Damien Hooper-Campbell.  “I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement with eBay’s hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers around the world.”

Damien brings to eBay extensive experience in Diversity and Inclusion, and has worked across the non-profit sector, finance, technology and academia.  Previously, he was the first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Uber Technologies.  Before that, he was a Diversity Business Partner and Community Strategist for Google’s Diversity, Integrity and Governance Division.  Prior to that, he was a Vice President within the Pine Street Leadership Development Group at Goldman Sachs.  Before that, Damien was an Assistant Director of Minority Initiatives for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board. He also worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, and served the Harlem, NY community as an Associate Program Officer for Program and Non-Profit Investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.  Damien received his B.A. in economics from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Damien is 37 years old.  He is currently relocating from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.

Contact:

eBay Headquarters
2065 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125
USA
(408) 376-7400

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eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

Source: ebay