Since 2002, Gildan's sustainability program has helped guide its business operations in all areas related to integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices into its long-term business strategy. Read as Peter Iliopoulos, Senior Vice President of Taxation, Sustainability, and Governmental Affairs at Gildan, and Claudia Sandoval, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at Gildan, share their thoughts on the Company's ESG program today and how the organization plans to accelerate ESG in the future.
Gildan is no stranger to the nuances and complexities of clothes manufacturing. The Company has been refining its craft in the apparel manufacturing space for over 35 years – a journey that has helped Gildan gain recognition as a leader in its industry.
Q&A with Alquimedes George, Vice President and Country Manager at Gildan
Over the past decade, Gildan’s vertically integrated facility in Dhaka, Bangladesh has been setting the bar in the region’s garment manufacturing industry. After the Company acquired the facility locally, it soon embarked on a journey to bring the facility up to its own industry-leading standards and practices, and thanks to Gildan’s ongoing investments and commitment to manufacturing excellence, the facility has been enhanced with state-of-the-art systems and processes over the last number of years.
MONTREAL, June 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes Gildan Activewear and their portfolio of company-owned brands, including Gildan®, Alstyle®, American Apparel®, and Comfort Colors®, as members. The Company serves as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of everyday basic apparel, and it is also one of the largest domestic consumers of U.S. cotton, which represents the majority of the fiber used in Gildan’s products.
Gildan and World Vision Honduras have signed onto another two-year partnership, effectively locking in what will soon be a decade-long collaborative effort to support communities in Honduras. In this next phase, Gildan has committed USD $175,000 toward a Children’s Education and Transformation program, bringing Gildan’s investment to over USD $600,000 since the partnership began.
Q&A with German Reyes, Senior Manager of Social Compliance at Gildan
Employee safety, workplace equity, and the protection of human rights – each are key components to determining a company’s commitment to ethical and responsible practices. But how exactly are businesses making sure that their supply chains are living up to these standards?
For the fifth year in a row, Gildan is participating in the #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign for Fashion Revolution Week. This year, Gildan is introducing curious customers to one of its Production Supervisors in Honduras, Milenny Sosa, alongside some of her staff with behind-the-scenes footage to show what it’s like to work on the factory floor of its San Antonio sewing facility.
Q&A with Karla Schoenfeld, Director of Marketing at Gildan
In the printwear channel, the beginning of the year is synonymous with trade show season, but in 2020 and 2021, everything is different. Trade show exhibitions have been forced to move online amid the continuity of the COVID-19 pandemic, forgoing, for the time being, face-to-face interactions.
MONTREAL, February 15, 2021,/3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) has reinforced its position as a sustainable leader in apparel manufacturing with a ninth-consecutive recognition in The Sustainability Yearbook, an award that distinguishes the world’s highest performing sustainable companies. This year, Gildan was awarded a Silver Class distinction, which recognizes that the Company’s ESG score is within 1% to 5% of the industry’s highest performing companies.