Tapestry, Inc. Signs UN Global Compact
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 9, 2018--Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE: TPR), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today announced it has signed onto the UN Global Compact. Tapestry joins over 9,800 companies who are signatories to the UN Global Compact, recognizing its role as a business with the ability to address global issues within the luxury goods sector.
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UN Global Compact CEO, Lise Kingo, and Tapestry, Inc. CEO, Victor Luis, at the UN Global Compact Headquarters in New York City. (Photo: Business Wire)
Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc., said, “Our Company is built upon values of optimism, inclusivity and innovation. We want to leave the world in a better place for the next generation, and this sentiment influences everything that we do -- from product development to our philanthropic work. At Tapestry, we recognize that corporate responsibility is a key component of a sustainable business model. Our alignment with the UN Global Compact demonstrates our commitment to driving meaningful positive change -- not just for our Company, but for the greater global community.”
Tapestry’s participation in the UN Global Compact builds upon established Corporate Responsibility (CR) programs. In 2001, the first year as a public company, we published our Supplier Code of Conduct as well as a Social Auditing Program, both focusing on social and environmental compliance, solidifying the expectations we place upon our suppliers regarding fair working conditions, wages and safety. The Social Auditing Program for factory compliance set high standards within the luxury industry.
Tapestry instituted its formal Sustainability Program in 2013, and since then, the Company has expanded its reporting to external agencies, including the CDP Climate Change, Water and Forests surveys.
In 2015, Tapestry introduced its first set of Corporate Responsibility goals -- targets that focus on climate change, water, waste management and social issues, reporting progress annually.
For more information on Tapestry’s Corporate Responsibility program, please visit https://tapestry.gcs-web.com/sustainability-reports.
About the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is a corporate sustainability initiative that aligns businesses, strategies and operations with ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It encourages participants to take actions to advance societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Established in 2000, the UN Global Compact emphasizes collaboration and innovation between participants, the greater community and governments, and is present in over 160 countries and more than 80 local networks.
About Tapestry, Inc.
Tapestry, Inc. is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The Company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Our Company and our brands are founded upon a creative and consumer-led view of luxury that stands for inclusivity and approachability. Each of our brands are unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. To learn more about Tapestry, please visit www.tapestry.com. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPR.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK
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