"We believe that staying in touch and deeply connecting both internally and externally with our key stakeholders will be a key source of competitive advantage for Helen of Troy. In keeping with our commitment to ESG, we believe that a strong and transparent ESG plan will provide lasting long-term benefits and continuous improvement to our key stakeholders as we respond to their interests and evolving needs."
— Julien R. Mininberg, CEO
ESG at Helen of Troy
Since fiscal 2019, we began developing our ESG strategy by implementing a cross-functional, company-wide Task Force to accelerate and bring focus to the many grassroots efforts that have been underway at Helen of Troy over the years. In fiscal 2020, we formalized our ESG efforts by expanding Board oversight through the Corporate Governance Committee. In fiscal 2021, the Task Force, with our ESG Director, identified the Company’s key ESG topics and begun implementing a consolidated approach to address actual, emerging, and potential risks.
Metric Tons Recycled
of metal, paper fiber, electronics, and other miscellaneous waste in our distribution centers
from High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress Areas
Recognition Earned in Fiscal 2020
from key customer, Walmart, as part of their Project Gigaton, which focuses on engaging their suppliers in climate action
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Helen of Troy strongly condemns racism, discrimination, hatred, violence, and the loss of lives. We have taken action by implementing several strategic and highly-visible diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that we believe will result in true enduring improvement for all our stakeholders. These initiatives include:
- Required unconscious bias training for all associates
- Active listening sessions
- Creation of a new company-wide diversity, equity and inclusion leadership position
- New multi-year programs related to recruiting, monetary donations, and volunteerism
We have received positive support for these initiatives and their alignment with our ongoing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. As we reaffirm our commitment to positive change by making the implicit much more explicit, we celebrate all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, and gender identities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion makes lives better and our Company stronger.
Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report summarizes our ESG approach and performance.
We recognize that a thriving society and environment are key to the long-term success of any business. We are, therefore, committed to not only responding to the evolving needs of our key stakeholder groups, but also to strategically addressing our environmental and social impacts.