Gildan’s longstanding vision of Making Apparel Better® has guided the Company in managing every aspect of its business. Given its strong foundation of sustainable and ethical practices, Gildan has continued to prioritize sustainability in 2020.
MONTREAL,December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announced today that it is once again a recipient of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Seal by the Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (FUNDAHRSE) in Honduras. This is the 13th consecutive year that Gildan receives this award.
Gildan’s employee wellness programs for mental health
Gildan’s commitment to employee wellness and health covers a broad scope of Company actions, including those aimed at supporting employees by encouraging healthy lifestyles through Gildan’s various employee wellness programs. As part of this effort, Gildan introduced its Saving Our Family program, an initiative designed to help employees embrace personal growth and take hold of their lives by providing them with mental health support through counselling and other resources.
MONTREAL, November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announced today that it has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This marks Gildan’s eighth consecutive year of inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing the Company’s success and commitment in areas related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. Gildan is the only apparel manufacturer to be included in the North American index.
Gildan’s “It’s in Our Hands” campaign educates and empowers employees to slow the spread of COVID-19
Since the onset of the pandemic, one of Gildan’s main priorities has been the health and well-being of its employees and their families around the world. But while health and safety has always been of great importance at Gildan, it is even more so during these times of uncertainty surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19.
For the last ten years, Gildan’s annual “Pink Tour” campaign has helped raise awareness of breast cancer among thousands of women in its facilities in Central America and the Caribbean Basin. This annual event, which is a staple among Gildan’s health prevention campaigns, is in fact one of the most anticipated events of the year among its employee base. Despite strict social distancing measures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gildan was determined to keep this important health awareness and prevention campaign going for its employees in a safe manner.
Gildan explains their first step behind making a t-shirt
This article is part of a series dedicated to walking readers through the steps behind Gildan’s t-shirt-making process. View the entire series here.
Yarn-spinning is the first step in transforming raw materials into garments. The first part of this process, cotton – primarily sourced from the U.S. – is converted into a yarn that is strong and flexible enough to be knit into t-shirts, underwear, socks, and other essential garments produced at Gildan.