Gildan has always been deeply committed to its communities because we understand that healthy and resilient thriving communities, in turn, foster resilient businesses. That's why we make sure to operate responsibly and create positive economic impacts in the regions where we operate. This extends beyond creating jobs by supporting sustainable economic development, investing in local suppliers, and making positive and meaningful advancements in these regions.

Latest annual numbers

$2.1M

donated to community projects

$850M

worth of materials and services purchased from local suppliers

85%

of managers were local residents

Communities

We're proud to say that we have an ongoing commitment to creating stronger communities, which is why we partner with various organizations to address pressing local needs. Our support focuses on youth education, active living, the environment, and entrepreneurship to strengthen social programs and support economic development.

Supporting local suppliers

Wherever and whenever possible, we make sure to work with and buy from various local suppliers. This allows us to create value for a variety of local businesses. Over the years, we have witnessed the growth of supply chain ecosystems in the regions where we operate, spanning beyond the typical raw materials, trims, and accessory suppliers into areas such as educational and technical training, medical services, transportation, construction, maintenance, and food services.

Thinking globally, managing locally

Wherever and whenever possible, we make sure to work with and buy from various local suppliers. This allows us to create value for a variety of local businesses. Over the years, we have witnessed the growth of supply chain ecosystems in the regions where we operate, spanning beyond the typical raw materials, trims, and accessory suppliers into areas such as educational and technical training, medical services, transportation, construction, maintenance, and food services.

 

Employee engagement

We know that fostering strong employee engagement leads to a culture where employees feel passionate about their jobs and are committed to our success. To do this, we provide exciting and fun activities throughout the year for our employees. From exercise and culture, like glow runs and dance competitions, to helping strengthen local communities through beach clean-ups and reforestation activities, we provide employee programs that inspire and connect.

Volunteerism

We encourage our employees to pursue their interests, support meaningful causes, and facilitate employee-led volunteering activities at all our locations. Over the years, we've created a combined positive impact on the planet and its people that fills us with pride and hope for the future.