Gildan Releases its 2013 Web-Based Corporate Citizenship Report
In addition, as part of Gildan's community volunteering efforts, last year approximately 300 employees from facilities in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Honduras delivered more than 16,000 toys, which were donated by Gildan employees, to underprivileged children during the holiday season as part of the Giving Smiles with Gildan program. With regard to product, while Gildan sources the vast majority of its cotton from the United States, this past year the Company established a cotton traceability assessment procedure for a subset of suppliers in order to ensure that the cotton provided by these suppliers does not originate from Uzbekistan where forced labor is used during the harvesting season.
The company's various initiatives in CSR led to Gildan being one of only two North American companies to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods sector, with effect from September 23, 2013. The annual DJSI review is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance carried out by RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.
To learn more about Gildan's leading programs and initiatives related to sustainability, please visit www.genuinegildan.com.