PVH

At a Glance

Industry

Retail

Project Type

Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy

Year

2016

Location

New York, NY

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Net Present Value:

$8,000

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Annual kWh Savings:

66,000 kWh

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Annual CO2 Reductions:

33 metric tons

Summary

Lisa Lieberbaum supported in drafting PVH’s first CDP Climate Change Questionnaire response, helped improve the company’s sustainability reporting and identified opportunities for energy efficiency projects.

Goals:

The Corporate Responsibility team at PVH, one of the largest global apparel companies, appointed EDF Climate Corps fellow Lisa Lieberbaum to help fulfill PVH’s commitment to measure and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The company wanted to draft its first CDP Climate Change response and develop collateral to encourage work toward emissions reduction targets.

Solutions:

Lisa assisted with drafting PVH’s first response to CDP’s Climate Change questionnaire, collected information for the draft and conducted peer benchmarking to help evaluate current processes. She also developed recommendations for improving GHG emissions management and reporting under the CDP Climate Change framework. Her recommendations included:
• evaluating potential internal incentives for emission reduction projects
• setting targets using a science-based methodology
• calculating and reporting relevant Scope 3 GHG emissions
• leveraging best practices for verifying data
• identifying new ways to asses climate change related risk
• engaging different internal stakeholders in the Climate Change management process 

Additionally, Lisa conducted financial assessments to identify energy efficiency opportunities in PVH’s New York City offices. She recommended installing lighting upgrades and motion sensors, and created a management toolkit for facility managers from offices and warehouses around the globe to use.

Potential Impact:

Lisa’s recommendations provide PVH with the tools needed to create an improved climate change management process and engage internal stakeholders on its approach to climate change. Her toolkit will allow managers to conduct energy audits and to identify savings and opportunities for financing and rebate on their own. Lisa’s energy efficiency recommendations for the headquarters could save the company more than $300,000 over the next 5 years and could reduce its energy use by more than 600,000 kilowatt hours annually. If these savings were scaled to PVH’s 60 plus offices globally, the company would be able to save a considerable amount of money through energy reduction initiatives. Overall, Lisa’s research and expertise were instrumental in helping PVH launch its new global GHG strategy.


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