MONTREAL, September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Gildan announced today that it is donating a shipment of basic clothing items, including underwear and socks, to those forced to evacuate their homes because of the continued rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Gildan has partnered with The Salvation Army to distribute the donated goods, which has over 250 volunteers and staff on the ground and distribution logistics in place to aid residents displaced by the devastating floods.
MONTREAL, August 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Gildan has partnered with JCPenney to donate a free pair of socks to children in need for every pair of Gold Toe® socks sold at JCPenney’s through this special buy one, give one promotion. In total, Gildan has committed to donate up to 100,000 pairs of socks to those in need through the back-to-school Pair Up promotion.
Operating responsibly and integrating sustainable solutions to drive success
MONTREAL, June 30, 2017/3BL Media/– Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) has released its 2016 corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) report on the Company’s dedicated CSR website genuinegildan.com. The report is aligned with the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, offering a comprehensive online review on the progress of Gildan’s commitments to its people, communities, the environment and products.
Did you know that the consumer use of products is the largest contributor to the environmental footprint of almost all the products you buy? A recent study by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Industrial Ecology Program1 found that consumer’s impact on the environment after the purchase of products such as clothing was responsible for more than 60 percent of that product’s greenhouse gas emissions and up to 80 percent of water use.
Authored By Garry Bell, VP, Corporate Communications and Marketing at Gildan
Recently, Cotton Inc. organized a workshop in New York City entitled “Everything You’ve Heard About Cotton is Wrong,” co-hosted by Sourcing Journal and moderated by Hertzman Media Group founder Edward Hertzman. Garry Bell, VP, Corporate Communications and Marketing at Gildan participated in a panel discussion during which many of the popular myths around the use of cotton where debunked.
Gildan’s founders began manufacturing apparel more than 30 years ago in Canada, with a fundamental belief that owning its factories was the only way to ensure that products were better quality and always manufactured in the most responsible way. They also believed that true innovation and long term success would come from believing in its people, for it would be in their excellence and commitment that great things could be found.
For the ninth consecutive year, Gildan was the recipient of the FUNDAHRSE CSR Seal awarded by the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility in Honduras (Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial - FUNDAHRSE). This year, 64 companies received the award, with Gildan being the longest standing recipient in the apparel sector.
MONTRÉAL, September 26th, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce that the company has joined the Cotton LEADS™ program. This program is committed to the use of best practices and traceability in the cotton supply chain.
Gildan, in collaboration with the Education Ministry in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), recognized the academic achievement of more than 4,500 students through its sponsorship in the Educando program.
As part of this program, now in its eight year, Gildan plays an active role in contributing to elementary school activities for recognizing students’ academic excellence.
MONTREAL, Thursday, September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE), a global manufacturer and marketer of quality family apparel, announced today that the Company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year. Gildan remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index. Gildan is also pleased this year to have been included for the first time in the DJSI North American Index.