Ralph Lauren

Bio

Ralph Lauren, whose name is synonymous with American lifestyle, timeless design, and impeccable quality, is a cultural icon who has built the Ralph Lauren Corporation into one of the most successful companies in the world. His many accolades include receiving the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the prestigious chevalier de la Legion d’honneur, and the Key to the City of New York.

Proudly promoting a culture of environmental responsibility, Ralph Lauren Corporation strives to put less stress on our environment, including our waterways. The company has embraced responsible use of energy resources with LEED-certified buildings, joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, practices a sustainable global logistics management program, and has increased the use of recycled materials in packaging. It has also created unique products and advertising campaigns to support green causes such as Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance. Ralph Lauren Corporation successfully encourages its 25,000 employees, as well as its generations of loyal customers around the globe, to join its efforts to protect the environment.

Ralph Lauren has also long been committed to reducing disparities in cancer care. He helped create the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University in 1989 and later founded the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care in Harlem. In 2014, the Company founded The Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at The Royal Marsden hospital in London.

Along with his dedication to a more sustainable world, Ralph Lauren embodies an expression of enduring style and has held a longtime commitment to restoration and preservation. His passion for preserving and celebrating the American dream reflects his belief in a quality of life that protects our individuality, cultural heritage, and the environment in which these values will flourish.

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