Gildan Activewear Assessment for Reaccreditation
The FLA Board of Directors voted to re-accredit Gildan’s social compliance program in June 2019. The vote followed a lengthy review that demonstrated the company has policies and practices in place to identify and remediate unfair labor practices in its global supply chain.
Gildan is a global activewear company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, with significant manufacturing and assembly operations in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, Mexico, Bangladesh and the United States. The company also sources products from third-party contractors in Asia and Latin America.
FLA noted in its report that Gildan’s social compliance program included:
- Commitment from top management and Board oversight, including the presentation of quarterly social compliance reports to the company’s Board of Directors by the VP of Corporate Citizenship;
- Comprehensive training and capacity-building programs on workplace standards in all Gildan facilities;
- Effective remediation actions taken to address violations identified in Gildan and FLA assessments; and
- Engagement of civil society organizations in Central America, especially on freedom of association and collective bargaining.