As a global company, Gildan recognizes that one of its greatest strengths comes from the collective diversity of its organization. The Company is focused on supporting a culture that encourages the contributions of everyone and is invested in the development of its employees and communities, further enabling them to recognize and reach their full potential.
Education and screening program for the prevention of breast cancer
Gildan’s annual “Pink Tour” in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness held during the month of October is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer at Gildan’s facilities in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Basin.
The Pink Tour fosters a culture of prevention and inspires breast cancer advocacy, honoring those affected by the disease. Resident Gildan doctors toured the facilities to lead presentations on the importance of prevention through early detection and intervention.
Starting in the fall of 2018, Gildan launches its “Young Sustainability Leaders” program to inspire and empower students to be the next generation of social and environmental entrepreneurs. Gildan is proud to support organizations that are promoting the knowledge, tools and motivation to spark the powerful impact youth can have in creating a better future.
Gildan partners with the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) and the Canadian Embassy to support entrepreneurship and women empowerment initiatives
Gildan has launched a new initiative in the Dominican Republic entitled "La Comunidad Emprende"(The Community Startup). Co -funded by the Canadian Embassy and in partnership with the Batey Relief Alliance, the program aims to empower women and young people, providing training, guidance and the encouragement to pursue their own business.
Interview with Melissa Rodriguez on her experience with POP's school building initiative
In 2017, American Apparel launched a capsule collection of hoodies, t-shirts and bags in collaboration with Pencils of Promise (POP) to provide support for teachers and fund the construction of new schools in Guatemala, Ghana and Laos, contributing U.S. $220,000. POP is a US-based not-for-profit organization that works to increase access to education and raise global awareness of child illiteracy as there are 250 million children worldwide who lack basic reading, writing and math skills.
Gildan recycles almost all of the organic waste from its yarn spinning operations into bales or briquettes used as feedstock for local cattle. The cotton waste gets recycled into nutritious food for cows. Click here to view our infographic.
August 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) announces the release of its Genuine Responsibility™ 2017 report now available on its new dedicated CSR website www.genuineresponsibility.com. This year’s report, once again prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option, highlights the Company’s 2017 results, key priorities and future commitments toward its vision of Making Apparel Better™.
Gildan’s employees and their families participate in activities to help the environment.
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Employees and their families in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Mexico and their children joined in a number of community initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection. Families participated in reforestation activities and children were invited to compete in an environmental drawing contest and recycling challenge.
For the third consecutive year, Gildan has been recognized with a Distintivo ESR® 2018 award presented during the 11th Latin American Conference of Socially Responsible Companies. The award is given to companies that meet designated standards in the strategic areas of corporate social responsibility. Gildan received the distinction this year for its CSR activities in the Dominican Republic.