PVH

At a Glance

Industry

Retail

Project Types

Data Analysis, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy

Year

2013

Location

New York, NY

Summary

Lauren Smith assisted PVH in working towards its sustainability goals, with a focus on lighting and supply chain evaluation.

Goals

Lauren Smith was asked to focus on PVH’s local and global carbon footprint during her time as an EDF Climate Corps fellow. She oversaw PVH’s participation in the New York City Mayor’s Carbon Challenge, drafting the company’s strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from New York area properties by more than 30 percent over the next ten years.

Solutions

As part of this, Smith surveyed lighting at several of the company’s corporate offices, partnering with facilities managers to recommend upgrades across offices, retail showrooms and design workspaces. Given PVH’s business reach, its supply chain presents significant opportunities to evaluate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To better understand the areas where PVH has the most potential for influence, Smith surveyed the company’s organizational boundaries, mapping the entire supply chain to develop a recommendation for a global footprint methodology and propose key reporting mechanisms for the future.

Potential Impact

Smith's projects could reduce energy use by more than 400,000 kilowatt hours annually and save approximately $320,000 over the next five years.


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