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Gildan Activewear Inc.

Gildan apparel and GoldToe socks. Gildan Activewear Inc.'s compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Gildan Activewear Inc. website: A key element in demonstrating our commitment to being a socially responsible employer in all our geographical hubs is the successful implementation of our Social Compliance Program for labour practices and working conditions. This program is designed to ensure that, at a minimum, all facilities comply with our own strict internal Code of Conduct, local and international laws, and the codes to which we adhere, including those of Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) and Fair Labor Association (FLA). When external suppliers are being used, they must also adhere to these codes. This is, in fact, a condition for doing business with us.

On December 14, 2006, FLA published a report on the Third Party Complaint (3PC) filed by the Maquila Solidarity Network alleging discriminatory dismissals of union members at El Progreso, a Gildan-owned factory. An FLA-accredited monitor investigated the allegations and confirmed obstruction of workers' right of freedom of association, as well as other noncompliance issues. Gildan agreed to a remediation plan; however, Gildan then closed the factory while the plan was in progress.

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