Gildan is committed to achieving the highest labour practice and working condition standards. We are devoted to maintaining an open dialogue with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), members of the labour movement, and other interested parties.
A key example of our commitment as a socially responsible employer is the successful implementation of our Social Compliance Program for labour practices and working conditions at all our geographical hubs. Our Social Compliance Program was accredited by the Fair Labour Association (FLA) in 2007. Gildan was the first vertically-integrated apparel manufacturer to have its social compliance program accredited by the FLA. Our compliance program is designed to ensure that, at a minimum, all our facilities comply with our strict Code of Conduct, local and international laws, and the codes to which we adhere, including those of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) and the FLA. When external suppliers are used, they must also adhere to these codes. This is a condition for doing business with Gildan.
Our Social Compliance Program includes the carrying out of a series of internal and third party audits each year to ensure that we deliver on our commitment to our employees, customers and other stakeholders.