As the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, I want to take this time to assure you that we are committed to protecting the health and well-being of each of our employees, customers and suppliers.
We have been monitoring the status of COVID-19 since early January and have implemented various measures to reduce risks and protect the health of our community.
We are also pleased to announce that we have started to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns that will be distributed to the healthcare sector in support of the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). To find out more about our PPE production, click here.
For our operations remaining open, as well as for the re-opened factories manufacturing PPE, rest assured that we have implemented stringent safety measures to protect our employees, which you can find out more about here .
Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 situation, we will continue to monitor and adjust our plans going forward focusing on three priorities:
1. the well-being of our employees and their families around the world;
2. the continued support of and attention to our customers’ needs; and
3. the continued financial health of our organization.
Gildan has been able to successfully navigate through difficult times over the years and I am confident that our strong business model, solid financial position, resilience and our capability to adapt to changing environments, will continue to position us well for long-term success.
Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO