Submitted by Gildan
Gildan is pleased to share that it is once again a recipient of the CSR Seal by the Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial, better known as FUNDAHRSE, for its 2020 work in Honduras. This is the 14th consecutive year that Gildan receives this award designed to recognize organizations that demonstrate leading practices related to human rights, labour practices, governance, environment, operational practices, and employee and community relations.
"2020 was a challenging year for all. In Honduras specifically, the spread of COVID-19 compounded by hurricanes Eta and Iota that struck the country made it a particularly difficult time for the Company and our employees. But despite these hardships, we rolled up our sleeves and worked together to continue advancing our ESG commitments and supporting our employees and communities," said Claudia Sandoval, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at Gildan. "Our inclusion in the FUNDAHRSE Seal during such a challenging year is a clear testimony of Gildan's strong culture of responsibility and sustainability both at the top levels of the organization and on the ground," she continued.
Gildan has been operating in Honduras for 24 years and has more than 21,000 employees in the country, making it Gildan's largest hub. In 2020, Gildan made some of the following strategic investments in Honduras aligned with its ESG strategy and commitments:
Caring for our people
Conserving our environment
Gildan is a leading apparel manufacturing company, with a strong portfolio of brands, including Gildan®, American Apparel®, Comfort Colors®, GOLDTOE®, and Peds®. With over three decades of developing global manufacturing expertise, Gildan is one of the world’s most efficient, ethical, and sustainable apparel manufacturers. Founded in Canada, Gildan operates out of roughly 30 locations in ten countries worldwide and sells its products in 60+ markets globally. Together with its 50,000 employees, Gildan operates with a proven commitment to industry-leading Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices throughout its supply chain in accordance with its comprehensive ESG program embedded in the Company's long-term business strategy. More about the Company on gildancorp.com.
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