INTERNAL & EXTERNAL SOCIAL AUDITS
were performed in 2015 at our owned and third-party contractor facilities
MAN-HOURS OF TRAINING
Gildan provided nearly
instances of free medical care in 2015
Our fully equipped
provided more than
Keeping our employees
For our 48,000 employees around the
world, we strive to offer safe, healthy and
fair work environments and opportuni-
ties to grow and develop with Gildan.
In our manufacturing facilities, we have
free onsite medical clinics staffed with
doctors and nurses who provide pre and
postnatal care, vaccinations, preventative
screenings and health education on top-
ics such as the Zika virus, HIV awareness
and heart health. As part of their overall
benefits, employees a e entitled to free
medication, subsidised meals and free
transportation to and from work.
We encourage and promote continued
education through an internal train-
ing academy for technical professions,
high-school equivalency programmes
and university scholarships. We were a
founding member of the IPC in Hon-
duras, a school that offers technical
education to members of the community.
Since 2005, we have invested over $1.9
million dollars in supporting the develop-
ment of marketable skills for members of
the community to create a better life for
themselves and their families.
Gildan is committed to having all of its
own manufacturing facilities and contrac-
tors comply with its strict internal code of
conduct, which encompasses local and
international laws, the code of conduct of
the Fair Labor Association
(FLA), the Worldwide Responsible Ac-
credited Production’s (WRAP) set of prin-
ciples and best practices in the industry.
To ensure that our Code of Conduct
principles are respected, we regularly
conduct internal and external audits.
Ultimately, Gildan’s goal is to visit 100%
of its manufacturing facilities annually,
including our third-party manufacturing
This includes manufacturing facilities for
third-party contractors at least once in
an 18-month period. Each third-party
manufacturing contractor is assessed on
risk-based approach and audited at least
once in a 18-month period.