With the announcement of Gildan’s 2019 ESG report, the Company looks back on the progress it has made towards its goal of Conserving the Environment – the second of three pillars that lay the foundation to its Genuine Responsibility® program.
Gildan recently announced the release of its 2019 ESG report, highlighting the progress made by the Company towards fulfilling their vision of Making Apparel Better®. An essential part of achieving this vision rests on Gildan’s Genuine Responsibility® program, which has been designed around three core pillars. Today, Gildan focuses on the first pillar, Caring for Our People, as the Company looks back on some of its 2019 highlights.
Gildan’s continued partnership with Room to Read to support girls’ education and literacy
As part of its commitment to creating stronger communities, Gildan aims to support education in the regions where it operates, and a crucial factor behind the Company’s efforts lie in promoting more inclusive systems which support gender equality in the classroom. This is especially important across regions located in the Global South, where girls often face more barriers to accessing education.
Elieth discusses the impact of Gildan’s training programs and personal development initiatives, revealing how they’ve helped her overcome adversity and advance her career.
Elieth joined Gildan 13 years ago as a Sewing Machine Operator. She has since witnessed multiple milestones at the Company: from working as an Instructor and Junior Engineer, to growing into her current position as Production Coordinator. Over the years, Elieth has participated in a range of programs at Gildan designed for personal and professional development. Today, she reveals how these initiatives have made their mark on her life.
Take a look at the measures Gildan has implemented to keep their workers safe during COVID-19
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On a regular day, Gildan manufactures some of the world’s most well-known blank apparel. But these are not ordinary days. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread, the growing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) was an issue Gildan could not ignore. That’s why they decided to convert some of their factories to manufacture masks and gowns.
Gildan has re-opened two sewing facilities in Nicaragua to respond to increased demand in mask production
In April, Gildan announced that the Company had partially re-opened some of its textile and sewing factories in Honduras to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns in support of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Company adapted its operations to manufacture the new products and mobilized a team of experts to develop and implement stringent processes to protect employees who had chosen to come back to work on this effort. But since then, the demand for masks has continued to grow.
Working mom explores the joys of motherhood and the challenges of adapting to remote work with two toddlers at home
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, we wanted to highlight one of the many amazing moms at Gildan. Diana Stamogiannos, Manager of Corporate Accounting, shares her experience adapting to her new work environment with two littles ones at home and the joys that motherhood has brought her.
How Gildan devoted this year’s #whomademyclothes campaign to honour their employees making PPE
Every April, Fashion Revolution’s annual #whomademyclothes campaign unites people and clothing companies through a global conversation about ethics and transparency in the fashion industry; but in the months leading to the 2020 campaign, the world was hit with unusual circumstances surrounding the spread of the COVID-19.
In light of Fashion Revolution week, Gildan takes viewers behind-the-scenes of their factories to introduce you to the employees manufacturing PPE
Every year on the same week, Fashion Revolution invites brands and consumers around the world to join a global conversation about supply chain transparency through their recognizable #whomademyclothes? campaign. With this simple question, Fashion Revolution has created a powerful message that calls for brands to put people at the center of their business model while challenging consumers to be curious about the people who make their clothes.