As we all continue to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 of 2020 and have implemented various measures to reduce risks and protect the health of our community.
In April of 2020, we responded to the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by starting production of non-medical face masks and isolation gowns to be distributed to the healthcare sector. To find out more about our PPE production, click here.
Since then, we have worked closely with local governments and health authorities to ensure we resume operations in a safe manner. Rest assured that we are implementing 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 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