Emanuel Chirico
by Stephen Garner
Emanuel Chirico
Emanuel Chirico

PVH Corp. has announced that Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine, which is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, has named Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH, a 2016 Responsible CEO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The awards are presented to chief executive officers who visibly exceed standards in the areas of energy and the environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee relations, and human rights.

The award recognizes PVH’s progress working with various stakeholders to drive positive impacts around the world. PVH’s CR program is structured with 10 commitments across three key focus areas: empowering people; preserving the environment; and supporting communities. The commitments support 14 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, covering issues such as building safety, chemical management, greenhouse gases, inclusion and diversity, and supporting the needs of women and children.

“I’m honored to receive this award but it is a testament to the great work and deep commitment of our incredible and dedicated associates around the world,” said Chirico. “We believe corporate responsibility helps strengthen our organization by managing risk, maximizing efficiencies and driving value in a rapidly changing world. I believe that through our CR efforts, we can continue to create value for both society and our stockholders.”

“Today’s business landscape requires CEOs to maintain a balance between their commitment to investors and shareholders and their desire to ensure that their company’s daily actions exceed the requirements and responsibilities of corporate citizens,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. “We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these three winners, each of whom sets a clear example for their peers by maintaining sustainable supply chains, as well as by creating transparent company cultures that promote and reward corporate social responsibility and authenticity in every area of their enterprises.”

The 2016 award winners were honored at CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner held at the COMMIT!Forum on Wednesday, October 19, at The Westin Times Square Hotel in New York City.