Global Citizenship & Sustainability

Timeless by Design, our evolved Citizenship & Sustainability approach, is how we are embracing our enduring philosophy of creating products that are meant to be worn and loved for generations and applying it across our value chain. This work also extends to our efforts in diversity, equity & inclusion, our approach to philanthropy and prioritizing the well-being of our global teams. This is our commitment to have a lasting, positive impact on the planet and in the communities we serve.

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Read our 2022 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report and ESG Supplement

A Message from Our Chairman and Our CEO

“I discovered the heritage of a timeless world, uncontrived, free-formed and free-spirited, natural and from the earth, and it touched me and became the living part of all I design.”

Dear Teams, Customers, Community and Business Partners, Investors and Friends,

For more than half a century, we’ve stood for things that last — that never go out of style. This core belief in timelessness influences everything we create — from our iconic Polo shirt to our cashmere sweaters and hand-stitched ties. These products and more were created to be worn, loved and passed on through generations.

Today, we are applying this philosophy beyond the products we make and into the world around us. We are calling this next chapter in our Citizenship and Sustainability journey — Timeless by Design. It represents our commitment to ensure timelessness is embedded from inspiration through to products’ every use and re-use across generations — taking into account how we value nature, and how we champion the people and communities that intersect our business.

This year’s Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report captures this ambition and reflects on this past year’s progress, including:

  • Strengthening our commitment to advancing a circular economy through our new Live On promise to enable our past and future products to live on responsibly by 2030;
  • Establishing an internal Design with Intent department focused on culturally sustainable design, product development and storytelling;
  • Deepening our work across Native and Indigenous communities, including the launch of our Artists in Residence program;
  • Expanding our portrayal of the American dream through the Polo Ralph Lauren Exclusively for Morehouse and Spelman Colleges Collection;
  • Introducing the RLX CLARUS® Polo Shirt, made with the world’s first high-performance cotton fabric;
  • Creating the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund with the Soil Health Institute to expand climate-smart agriculture on American cotton farms.
  • Our commitments and this progress reflect the incredible passion of our teams and represent a strong foundation on which we will continue to build. Our Timeless by Design philosophy was embodied in the very first tie created more than 55 years ago, and today, it extends wider and deeper into the precious world and communities around us.

    Ralph Lauren
    Executive Chairman and
    Chief Creative Officer

    Patrice Louvet  
    President and
    Chief Executive Officer

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    Read our 2022 Global Citizenship &
    Sustainability Report and
    ESG Supplement