Calvin Klein announced Thursday that the company signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles, an initiative of the UN Women and the UN Global Compact made up of seven areas in which businesses can forward gender equality in the workplace.

“I am honored to make the commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles on behalf of Calvin Klein, Inc. on International Women’s Day,” said Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Calvin Klein has long been a champion for gender equality, and our brand has led many cultural conversations surrounding this critical topic. It is important for us as a global leader to continue to fight for gender equality across the world, and lead true social change in everything we do.”

This time last year, Calvin Klein’s parent company, PVH Corp., signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles, The Global Compact of the United Nations and joining the CEO Water Mandate.

“I am committed to building upon the values that Calvin Klein and our parent company PVH Corp. uphold as cornerstones of our corporate culture,” said Shiffman. “Every Calvin Klein associate has the right to realize their full potential at our company, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or background. As a leading global brand we must use our reach to promote inclusion, diversity and equality as a human standard.”

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