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Encouraging Entrepreneurship in the Dominican Republic

Gildan partners with the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) and the Canadian Embassy to support entrepreneurship and women empowerment initiatives
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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. 

Volunteering in Guatemala With Pencils of Promise

Interview with Melissa Rodriguez on her experience with POP's school building initiative
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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.
 

Cotton for Cattle: Recycling Organic Waste Into Feed Stock

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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.  

Gildan Releases 2017 Genuine Responsibility™ Report and New CSR Website

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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™.

Engaging with Children: Taking Care of the Planet

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.

Gildan Awarded a Distintivo® ESR 2018 Award for Its Environmental Activities in the Dominican Republic

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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.

Gildan's Sustainable Innovations Featured on Science Channel's New Show Tomorrow's World Today

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Gildan is excited to be featured on the Science Channel’s new program, Tomorrow’s World Today, in an episode airing at 8:30am E.T. on Sunday May 6th. The show hosted by Tamara Krinsky, Emmy award-winning actress, writer and broadcast host and George Davison, co-creator of the show, is a cutting-edge television series exploring innovations in technology and sustainability. The program travels the world in search of innovative pioneers who are creating new ways to utilize technological advancements towards a more sustainable future. 

Join Gildan in Working Towards Making Apparel Better

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We all share in the responsibility of protecting the planet.   Research reveals that 24% of the water and 54% of the energy consumed over the complete life-cycle of a t-shirt happens in the average family home.

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel, Gildan is integrating sustainable solutions in many facets of its business to reduce its footprint.  The Company uses bacteria, sunlight and gravity within its BioTop lagoons to treat wastewater and repurposes agricultural and factory waste as a carbon neutral fuel in its BioMass systems.

Gildan Participates in the #whomademyclothes Campaign

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For the second year, Gildan is participating in the #whomademyclothes campaign from Fashion Revolution, a global movement working to unite people and organisations to change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed. The organisation is committed to enhancing sustainability and social impacts of the industry and elevating transparency in the entire fashion supply chain.

Gildan Supports the Leonardo Martínez Hospital in Honduras With Donation of Medical Equipment

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The Leonardo Martínez Valenzuela Hospital received a donation of medical equipment for its surgery ward from Gildan, which was commemorated on April 6 by the First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernández. The equipment, valued at more than US $520,000, for the new operating rooms at the healthcare center will provide free services to patients in the Northern Region of the country. This new surgical module is expected to perform more than 8,000 surgeries annually.

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