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A. We know this is an area that matters to all of our stakeholders which is why in June, we launched a comprehensive new citizenship and sustainability strategy and accompanying report. We call it “Design the Change.” Design the Change is our commitment to create more sustainable products, reduce our overall environmental footprint across our operations, and support and empower our teams and partners around the world. There are three pillars of our plan: 1) Create timeless style: Sustainable product design; sourcing & traceability; chemical management; 2) Protect the environment: Carbon & energy use; waste management; water stewardship; and 3) Champion better lives: Diversity & inclusion; health, safety & working conditions; community engagement & philanthropy. We introduced 16 key citizenship and sustainability goals that touch every area of our business and drive accountability across our organization. Key targets we expect to reach by 2025 range from reducing water usage by 25% across our operations and value chain to achieving gender parity within our leadership at Ralph Lauren.
Q. How many women are on your Board of Directors?
A. We are proud to have several women currently serving on our board, as detailed in our Proxy statement. These members include: Angela Ahrendts, Joyce F. Brown, Judith McHale, and Linda Findley Kozlowski.
As noted in Ralph Lauren Corporation’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, consistent with United States Federal law, the Company does not make political contributions to United States candidates for Federal office, national political party committees or other Federal political committees. The Company prohibits donations to political action or legislative advocacy groups or any other organizations whose prime purpose is to influence legislation. In addition, the Company requires that any donation that it may make to an organization that has a division that supports political action or influences legislation not be used to support these initiatives. The Company does not have a political action committee.
The Company’s policies with respect to donations and charitable contributions specify that non-profit organizations without a current status as a recognized charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, or the local equivalent internationally, are not eligible to receive donations from the Company. In addition, the Company’s policies prohibit it from providing financial or in-kind support for partisan political organizations, campaigns, committees, or candidates and public office holders.
The Company respects and supports its employees’ right to participate in the political process. If employees choose to contribute their personal time, money, or resources to any political activity, under the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, such employees should make clear at all times that their views and actions are their own, and not those of the Company.