PVH Corp. announced on Monday that its PVH Foundation is committing $1 million toward COVID-19 relief, including a $100,000 donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund created by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, benefitting the World Health Organization and other partners.
“As I work with our global leadership team to address a responsible plan forward for our business, how we execute it as good corporate citizens is an important part of our discussions,” said Manny Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH. “There is no roadmap for this crisis, but I know that at PVH we have strong values and connections to our communities.”
PVH will make additional contributions to organizations that are addressing the needs of the global supply chain workforce as well as resiliency grants to local partners and community foundations addressing the needs of communities seeing some of the biggest impacts.
PVH started shipping over 2 million units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that includes, isolation gowns, masks, and face shields to the Montefiore Health System in New York to support healthcare workers.
Through its Associate Relief Fund, corporate, retail, and warehouse associates in the U.S. who suffer a financial hardship as a result of contracting COVID-19 can receive grants to provide financial assistance.
The PVH Foundation will continue to match the donations of its associates in the U.S. and Canada through its matching gift program.
PVH had also made a $275,000 contribution to the Chinese Society of the Red Cross as well as a $50,000 contribution to A Common Thread, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative to provide support and raise awareness for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have donated product in the U.S. and Netherlands to support frontline healthcare workers and will continue to give product where it is needed the most, for the greatest impact. Calvin Klein is also a founding partner and donor of OutRight Action International’s COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund.