Q&A with Juan Carlos Contreras, Senior Vice-President of Manufacturing - Latin America, and Carlos Duran, Vice-President of Project Engineering
Since Gildan's beginnings, respect for the environment has been central to the way the Company operates. In fact, one of Gildan's ESG priorities as a global manufacturer is to conduct business in a way that optimizes and conserves resources. With an ESG journey spanning over 20 years, Gildan has made consistent efforts to minimize its environmental impact and become a leading sustainable apparel manufacturer.
With widespread operations in Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, and close to 500 employees of Hispanic heritage in the United States, Hispanic culture runs deep in Gildan’s daily operations. This year, Gildan ran a month-long internal and social media campaign, featuring stories of a few employees to hear how their Hispanic identities play a role in their #LifeatGildan.
Gildan will be featured in an episode of StarMedia Productions’ show Earth with John Holden, an Emmy Award winning television series that spotlights environmental initiatives and the innovative companies that are making them happen.
As part of the new Gildan Respects™ campaign, Gildan today unveils its first documentary video, giving viewers a glimpse into the Company’s healthcare benefits.
In this video, immerse yourself in a day of Dr. Nancy Garcia’s life, a Gildan doctor, who for 10 years has been providing regular health check-ups and preventative care for Gildan employees in Honduras. Dr. Garcia’s dedication and passion for her work shows just how much she, and the Company, care about healthy lives that extend beyond the workplace.
Q&A with Israel David Salinas, SVP of Global Supply Chain and Production Innovation
As part of its Next Generation ESG strategy, Gildan has brought forth an enhanced focus on circularity. Previously embedded within its environmental pillar, Gildan has now made it a stand-alone area in its strategy and future targets, demonstrating the Company’s enhanced commitment to circularity.
We sat down with Israel David Salinas, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Innovation at Gildan to hear more about the future of circularity at the Company.
Gildan is pleased to share that as part of its Next Generation ESG strategy, the Company has signed an agreement with the Santo Domingo Water Fund (FASD), and is investing USD $40,000 to help conserve the Ozama Alto Basin, one of the five major river basins in the Dominican Republic, and the main source of water for the city of Santo Domingo as well as its surrounding communities.
Gildan is pleased to share that the Company has signed an 18-month long partnership with World Vision Bangladesh representing an investment of US $52,000 to support the economic empowerment of women in the community. The investment will be used to provide training to women who wish to enhance their ability to manage their personal finances.