Society. “Promoting prospects”
HUGO BOSS is committed to a defined portfolio of socially relevant themes and initiatives outside the scope of is business. In 2015, a corporate citizenship strategy was developed to give a clear definition of the basic elements of this commitment. Under this strategy, the Group’s vision, mission and values provide the underpinnings for its social engagement. It pursues the aim of supporting people in their personal journeys through life, allowing them to harness their individual potential for success. At the core is access to education as a key to social inclusion and personal success.
For example, HUGO BOSS has forged a long-standing partnership with UNICEF, the child welfare organization of the United Nations, in which it supports education programs in Africa and in Bangladesh. With its “Off Road Kids” foundation initiative, HUGO BOSS is helping street children in Germany to re-integrate with society. In its facility in Izmir, Turkey, the Company works with the local employment office to offer an employment program for women in difficult economic situations and offers vocational training with the prospect of employment in the textile industry. In a partnership with the renowned “Parsons The New School for Design” in New York, young talents in fashion design are also receiving support for their career development. At Filderstadt, the location of HUGO°BOSS’s distribution center, the Group is funding a training program at the Filderstadt School of Art to provide young people with guidance in preparing for their future careers.
Moreover, HUGO BOSS can look back on a long tradition of providing assistance in the event of international crises. Thus, for example, various integration projects for refugees were launched in Metzingen in 2015 and will be expanded in 2016. All donation projects must comply with the criteria stipulated in the HUGO BOSS Code of Conduct. In this way, the Group seeks to avoid any conflicts of interest.