Gildan becomes member of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance
February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ Gildan has joined Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA); a global community of companies who recognize the value of ethical leadership and who are working together to move forward with ethics and integrity.
Gildan has launched a new onsite supermarket for its employees, offering non-perishable food, household essentials and personal care items at discounted prices for 8,500 workers located at the complex.
The one-stop shop is convenient for employees who work at the Rio Nance complex allowing them to purchase items conveniently through a variety of payment methods, including payroll deduction which provides interest-free credit. Alternatively, they can order goods through a form available at their facility and have items delivered directly to their workplace.
Katherine Soucie talks about her explorations with pre-consumer apparel waste
In October 2017, Gildan partnered with Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie, zero-waste textile design studio to give its hosiery waste new life through transformation into textiles, fashion and art. On the one-year anniversary of this partnership, Soucie talks about her research, her design and her curiosity with new inputs.
Q: How did you become passionate about recycled textiles?
Recognizing student athletes who are making a difference
Gildan recognized six young student-athletes during the annual Foundation of Athletes for Excellence in Quebec (FAEQ) gala on November 29. The outstanding student athletes achieved strong athletic performance and outstanding academic results while demonstrating strong leadership in their communities. This year, the Gildan Leadership Category bursaries totalling $12,000 were presented to university students to support their continued academic and athletic endeavours.
MONTREAL, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE), announced today that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This is the sixth consecutive year that Gildan has been included on the Dow Jones Indices.
Gildan’s Distribution Center in Eden was recognized for achieving one million working hours without a lost time accident during North Carolina’s Department of Labor's annual Safety Awards ceremony. The Eden Distribution Center also received a gold award for the 7th consecutive year, which recognizes businesses which have an accident frequency rate of at least 50% below the national industry average.
MONTREAL, Quebec, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) is announcing the opening of a newly refurbished community park in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, which was inaugurated yesterday by President Juan Orlando Hernández, Gildan representatives and members of the community. This park is the largest in the city, and second largest in the country, providing a modern, multi-sport recreational space to unite families and promote sporting activity as part of the “Parques para una Vida Mejor” (Better Life Parks) program.
Follow the path from cotton to end consumer, to see how owning its supply chain helps Gildan take care of the employees who make its apparel, positively contribute to local communities and reduce its environmental footprint.
Gildan has been included in the 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook for the sixth consecutive year. This year, the company received the Bronze Class distinction. RobecSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook is one of the world’s most comprehensive publications on corporate sustainability. The index has been built using a selection of criteria that best captures a company’s quality of management and its potential to create long-term value.
Gildan’s ownership of its facilities provides it with oversight and control over almost every stage of the production process – starting with the spinning of USA cotton into yarn, to textile production, sewing and finally distribution. This vertical integration allows the company to uncover efficiencies while ensuring safe and healthy work environments for its employees, sustainable solutions in its operations and valuable contributions to its communities.