Clothing giant PVH – which owns brands including Calvin Klein and Speedo – is the latest to join RE100, with the company committing to source 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
RE100 is a global corporate leadership initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. It now brings together more than 140 businesses accelerating the demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy across the globe by committing to power their own operations with electricity from renewable sources.
Mike Peirce, Corporate Partnerships Director, The Climate Group, said: “By joining RE100 and transitioning to 100% renewable electricity, PVH is taking a lead on sustainable clothing.
“With some of the best-known names in fashion – such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo – all covered by this commitment, there is no doubt that going ‘all in’ on renewable electricity is the future of the apparel industry, bolstering brand reputation and delivering the sustainable approach that consumers increasingly want to see.”
Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO of PVH, added: “As a leader in the apparel industry, we believe that we have a responsibility to limit our environmental impact and support cleaner energy alternatives, and mitigate the negative impacts of greenhouse gas emissions.”
PVH has also announced its commitment to setting science-based targets designed to keep its greenhouse gas reduction aligned with worldwide efforts to limit global warming to well below 2˚C.