Gildan has re-opened two sewing facilities in Nicaragua to respond to increased demand in mask production
In April, Gildan announced that the Company had partially re-opened some of its textile and sewing factories in Honduras to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns in support of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Company adapted its operations to manufacture the new products and mobilized a team of experts to develop and implement stringent processes to protect employees who had chosen to come back to work on this effort. But since then, the demand for masks has continued to grow.
Paul Rice recognized for nonprofit’s work to empower farmers and workers for more than 20 years
OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO Paul Rice was honored with the Business Leader of the Year Award at Ethical Corporation’s 10thResponsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence.
From successes to challenges, read the stories for these women
In light of International Women’s Day 2019, Gildan launched a campaign to recognize some of their 23,000 female employees.
Thirteen employees from seven different countries where the Company operates were invited to share their professional and personal stories. These women explored topics including passions, motivation, family, resilience and growth. Read their stories:
Building an operational department from the ground up
We sat down with Ruth, Gildan’s Operations Manager, to look back at her 15 year career at the company. From starting out as a Quality Supervisor to finding her fit in operations, Ruth shares her story and the personal milestones she reached along the way:
Se reconoce a la compañía por su compromiso con una destacada cultura en el lugar de trabajo
March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson ha sido reconocida como uno de los mejores lugares de trabajo en Centroamérica por Great Place to Work®, clasificando en segundo lugar entre 33 compañías en el listado de 2019. Este es el 12. º año consecutivo que se incluye a SC Johnson en el listado de mejores lugares de trabajo en Centroamérica.
Company Recognized for Commitment to Outstanding Workplace Culture
RACINE, Wis., March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Central America by Great Place to Work®, ranking No. 2 out of 33 companies on the 2019 list. This is the 12th consecutive year SC Johnson has been included on the Best Workplace list in Central America.
OAKLAND, May 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomed Flor de Caña premium rum to the Fair Trade community after certifying that the raw ingredients used in the production of the Nicaraguan rum are produced under rigorous social and environmental standards - covering areas like safe working conditions, protection of fundamental human rights and environmental best practices. Flor de Caña is proud of its partnership with Fair Trade USA to bring Fair Trade Certified rum to the global community by mid 2018.
Bolstering students' health with nutrition education and wholesome foods
by Michelle Cruz
Rita Reyes used to see her students fill up on junk food and soda. Now it’s fruit, juice, healthy proteins and garden vegetables.
“This was a constant battle not only with the kids, but also with the parents,” said the primary school teacher at the San Apostol School in Ticuanpante, a municipality just outside the capitol of Nicaragua. “Today, things are different.”
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Gildan’s Pink Tour takes action to raise awareness of breast cancer among women in its facilities in Central America and the Caribbean Basin. A program that began in 2010, the company developed an annual breast cancer awareness campaign to inform and equip their employees in the early detection and intervention in the fight against cancer.
EcoPlanet Bamboo was recently awarded a certificate of recognition by various government agencies for the positive impact the company is having on Nicaragua's environment and natural resources.
The award was presented to CEO and Co-Founder Troy Wiseman, by the Minister of the Environment & Natural Resources (MARENA), the Mayor of the City of Managua and the President of Environmental Organization FONARE.