Society. “Establishing common values”
HUGO BOSS is aware that its success as a company also depends on an intact society. The Company’s economic strength empowers and obliges it to support society and work towards improvements. Corporate social responsibility is therefore a matter of course for HUGO BOSS.
The framework for corporate social responsibility is likewise set by HUGO BOSS’ code of conduct. It prohibits donations to political parties and its representatives and to organizations such as trade unions, consumer rights groups and environmental protection groups, with which conflicts of interests might arise. Furthermore, the code provides for specific criteria for HUGO BOSS’ charitable donations.
In line with its vision of inspiring people to success, the Group has aligned its corporate social responsibility to helping disadvantaged children lead a better life particularly by granting them access to education. To this end, the Group works together with selected child welfare organizations. For example, UNICEF and HUGO BOSS have been partners for quite some time. For many years now, the Company has been successfully supporting the UNICEF initiative “Schools for Africa” and additionally provides aid in crises, when assistance is needed at short notice. This was the case, for example, in 2013 within the scope of an emergency relief action for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. At a national level, HUGO BOSS champions children and young people and since 2011 has supported the Off Road Kids foundation as a permanent sponsor. This is an organization providing relief to street children throughout Germany.
Furthermore, HUGO BOSS and its employees at the headquarters are firmly embedded in the community in Metzingen. For example, the Company has joined forces with the works council in numerous regional charitable works and supported medical, societal and charitable organizations. Additionally, the Company has for many years worked closely with the children’s cancer ward in Tübingen, which it supports with unwavering commitment by giving donations in cash and kind.