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Tailored Brands and our employees have generous spirits. When not providing world class service to our customers, we are invested in supporting and nurturing the communities in which we live and work. We understand that it is the communities we serve that have made us successful and we are privileged to give back to our employees, our customers and our communities.

We look forward to sharing periodic updates on our efforts.

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First Steps on our Journey to Inspire Change

June 2020

First Steps on our Journey to Inspire Change

Tailored Brands Team,

Over this past week, your senior leadership team and I have been engaging in conversations across our Company to gain a deeper understanding of i) how our employees are feeling about the persistence of anti-black racial injustices in the U.S. and ii) how we as a Company will stand with the Black community against racism.

I have been reading your messages and have spoken with many of you directly about the role our Company should play to bring about real change. Thank you for courageously and vulnerably expressing your ideas. I am profoundly moved, and I’m grateful for what you have taught me. YOU are making a difference.

Diversity makes us stronger and racism tears us apart. These truths and our Company values provide an unambiguous guide to what we must do. We will:

  • Publicly acknowledge to our employees, customers, shareholders and communities that:
    • the problem of racism exists;
    • the persistent and inhumane use of force against the Black community is unacceptable;
    • Black lives matter; and
    • we have an obligation as a corporation and as individuals to bring about change.
  • Close business down for one hour on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CDT to stand with those who are memorializing George Floyd at his public service in Houston. 
    • There will be no business meetings, work-related phone calls, emails or text messages during this hour.
    • Leaders from stores and distribution centers will provide details on how this will be executed in their locations.
    • During this time, I’d like each of us to reflect on recent events and how our Company can be an agent for change.
  • Engage in deep listening – we are committed to keeping this dialogue going with our nearly 20,000 employees and our local communities.
  • Make a long-term commitment to fundamental change, starting internally and extending to the community.

These immediate actions are important first steps on our journey. In the coming weeks, my senior leadership team and I will be asking more, listening more and engaging our teams to help design actionable plans to do more – we will Inspire the Change and Own It Together.

In solidarity,

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Dinesh Lathi
President & CEO

Letter to employees from our President and CEO on our responsibility for change

June 2020

Letter to employees from our President and CEO on our responsibility for change

Tailored Brands Team,

Like so many of you, I’m deeply troubled that our communities are once again being racked by the enduring presence of racism. This is a personal issue for me. I have experienced the fear and helplessness that comes with having racial slurs painted on my driveway telling me to go back to where I came from and being told that certain career choices were not appropriate for my ethnicity; yet, those experiences pale in comparison to what members of our community experience on a daily basis. 

One of the reasons I’m so proud to be a part of the Tailored Brands family is that we acknowledge the inherent value in diversity – where differences are embraced and celebrated and where bigotry will never be tolerated. However, the events of the last few days are a harsh reminder that, as a society, we have so much further to go and that we, too, can do better. I know that many of you are wondering what we will do to help ourselves and our communities move beyond the horrible legacy of racism in the U.S. – a source of pain, frustration, sorrow and suffering for so many. 

Our LION values—Lead with the Customer, Inspire the Change, Own It Together and Nurture the Community—provide a framework to build upon. Our values define who we are as a Company and the last three values in particular will guide us through challenging times like this one. Now more than ever, the words Inspire, Change, Together and Community hold tangible meaning and the ability to guide us towards being the best version of ourselves.

Tomorrow, I will be holding a call with our senior leadership team to share what we are doing to protect our employees and customers and to start a conversation about the role we play in creating a more inclusive Company and society. After our call, our leaders, including me, will be engaging with employees from across the Company to hear their ideas. Now is the time to listen and work together to find solutions that truly make a difference. I’ll share an all-team update at the end of the week with what we heard and what we will be doing.

I know this is an extremely difficult time and that many of us are experiencing a flood of overwhelming feelings and emotions. I believe in this team and know that we will individually and collectively take responsibility for the change that needs to happen by asking more, listening more and doing more. 

With confidence that through our words and actions we will create better days ahead,

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Dinesh Lathi
President & CEO

Tailored Brands begins opening stores with new safety protocols and services to protect our employees, customers and communities.

May 2020

Tailored Brands begins opening stores with new safety protocols and services to protect our employees, customers and communities.

We are pleased to announce the reopening of more than 300 of our stores in the U.S. and Canada, all with enhanced safety protocols and services to keep our employees, customers and the communities we serve safe.

This includes temperature checks for employees, the use of hand sanitizer and masks, and social distancing protocols such as limiting the number of people in the store. To further enhance safety and meet customers’ needs, all three U.S. brands offer contactless payment, and Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank stores are also offering new curbside pickup.

We are pleased to bring our store teams safely back to work and to be there for our customers so we can help them look and feel their best for life’s important moments.

New Bedford Factory to Make Reusable Facemasks for Healthcare Workers

March 2020

New Bedford Factory to Make Reusable Facemasks for Healthcare Workers

While we may not be running at 100%, our commitment to supporting our communities is as strong as ever. Our factory in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in conjunction with a leading privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will begin the production of cotton washable facemasks that can be used when an FDA approved mask is not available. The factory will use the manufacturer’s material and specifications and provide the sewing.

The Company will bring back furloughed employees to make 50,000 masks over the next few weeks and will continue to look for additional opportunities to help front-line healthcare professionals.

We will continue to partner wherever we are needed, because helping our country and citizens fight this virus is exactly the kind of Company we are.

America’s Most Responsible Companies

February 2020

America’s Most Responsible Companies

We are honored to have been named to Newsweek’s inaugural 2020 list of Americas Most Responsible Companies.

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Men’s Wearhouse Salutes America’s Heroes

NOVEMBER 2019

Men’s Wearhouse Salutes America’s Heroes

As a proud sponsor of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Men’s Wearhouse created custom formalwear for the Medal of Honor recipients attending the annual Patriot Gala that took place in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, October 25th. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration granted to those who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. Partnering with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to design and create custom formalwear for our nation’s heroes directly supports the Men’s Wearhouse goal of “Serving Those Who Serve”.

K&G Nurtures the Community

OCTOBER 2019

K&G Nurtures the Community

Our K&G teams have been giving back in their communities all year, and here are just some examples:

  • Ladies/Kids Merchandising Teams volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
  • Planning and Men’s Merchandising teams made an assortment of baked goods and brought holiday cheer to families staying at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, a place for families to call home while their children are undergoing treatment at a local Children’s Hospital.
  • The HR Team volunteered with Hands-On-Atlanta to create 1,957 carefully portioned meals for the elderly and disabled in need.
  • Runners and walkers from our Atlanta corporate office participated in the Atlanta Mission’s 5k Race to End Homelessness.

Thank you to our K&G team for giving us these inspiring examples of nurturing our communities.

Jos. A. Bank and K&G Stores to join the fight against Breast Cancer in October

SEPTEMBER 2019

Jos. A. Bank and K&G Stores to join the fight against Breast Cancer in October

Breast Cancer has touched the lives of each one of us. With about 245,000 new cases of breast cancer in women and 2,200 new cases in men, research and new treatment options are critical.

During the month of October, our Jos. A. Bank and K&G stores will be “going pink” to raise awareness and to offer support to those impacted by breast cancer. A variety of activities are planned to include:

  • Wearing pink on select days as a display of solidarity
  • Writing notes of encouragement to be included in Hope Kits (Jos. A. Bank only) for those undergoing treatment

Making donation(s) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

The Suit Drive Allows Us to Donate Confidence

JULY 2019

The Suit Drive Allows Us to Donate Confidence

During the entire month of July, our Men’s Wearhouse and Moores employees and customers, along with celebrities, professional athletes, media and bloggers, all united behind a powerful cause — putting people back to work.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of this team, we were able to once again make a significant impact in the lives of those facing obstacles in their efforts to re-enter the work force by collecting a total of 357,030 clothing items during our annual Suit Drive.

Thank you notes from our charity partners are already rolling in!

“…thank you for the donation of the men’s professional clothing. Your company’s commitment to helping low-income men striving for self-sufficiency has gone a long way. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of our participants. With your generous support, the clothing will be far-reaching as they seek opportunities in the workforce.”

Saamis Immigration Services Association
Medicine Hat, Alberta

“On behalf of the homeless community in Palm Beach County, we would like to thank you for all the efforts you and your South Florida stores have brought forward to make this a successful event. With your support, the Homeless Coalition is able to continue its work to provide a multitude of life sustaining, supportive services for homeless men that come to the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center for assistance. Your donations will help many of them during their essential job search.”

The Homeless Coalition
Palm Beach, Florida