Gildan's Donation Policy focuses on two main areas: youth education and humanitarian aid in regions where Gildan operates.
At Gildan, we believe that investing in youth education can have a transformational impact as it builds jobs and life skills and prepares a whole generation to contribute to their own community. This is the primary focus of our community support activities. Furthermore, we focus our investment in the areas in which we can have the greatest impact.
Some of the communities where we operate are very prone to natural disasters, therefore, our community support initiatives extend to contributing funds and logistic support for disaster relief, to help those affected overcome such events and rebuild their lives and communities.
The Company’s Donation Policy is currently under review, and the updated guidelines will be communicated over the course of 2016.
Employee Donations Program
Gildan encourages and supports employee giving and volunteering.
Through the Gildan Employee Matching Grant Program, the Company matches donations and/or contributions to selected fundraising campaigns made by employees to charitable organizations in Canada, the U.S. Central America and the Caribbean basin.
Furthermore, through the Gildan Employee in the Community Program, the Company provides support to Canadian employees who volunteer their personal time to community projects. With this program, Gildan makes a donation in cash to the organizations with which employees do volunteer work.