Gildan is already amongst the largest employers in the countries where the majority of our manufacturing facilities are located and has an important business presence in Canada (Montreal, Quebec), Barbados and the United States (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and New York). In addition to capital investment and payroll, which are significant contributors to local economic development, Gildan is also committed to continuing to play an active role in the community by increasingly enhancing our contributions and involvement.
Low literacy rates and lack of job skills in some locations are not only social challenges, but also an impediment to building a strong local workforce that can grow with Gildan. Education is therefore one of our key areas of involvement in each of the communities in which we operate. Furthermore, as some of the countries where we operate are more frequently struck with natural disasters, the Company has also been actively involved in providing quick humanitarian aid when necessary.
Generating social and economic added-value
In addition to creating diversified employment opportunities, Gildan’s presence in a community generates a positive impact on a great variety of local businesses and service providers.> More
Supporting youth education and humanitarian aid
We believe that investing in youth education can have a transformational impact as it builds job and life skills and prepares a whole generation to contribute to their own community.> More