Gildan signs United Nations Development Program gender equality seal in the Dominican Republic
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Gildan is pleased to announce that the company has signed The Gender Equality Seal, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) coordinated and implemented nationally by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Women. This makes Gildan the first multinational manufacturing company in the Dominican Republic’s free zone to make this commitment.
The Gender Equality Label is an innovative program that engages the private sector to achieve excellent standards to promote gender equality and empower women. It is a tool for businesses to come together and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (in particular, SDGs 5, 8, 10 and 17) by reducing gender gaps, simultaneously promoting equality gender and competitiveness, for an equitable and inclusive environment. and sustainable growth.
Gildan has already made strides in diversity, equity and inclusion (DCI) within the company, through its various initiatives around the world. In the Dominican Republic in particular, 60% of Gildan’s leadership positions are already held by women, and Gildan has made substantial investments in community projects to enable women in the region to pursue financial self-sufficiency in order to increase their independence and mitigate the risks of domestic violence, a widespread problem in the country. With this additional commitment, Gildan aims to take the next steps in raising awareness, educating, improving and sustaining gender equality within the organization, while continuing its efforts to empower people. women outside the organization as well.
Gildan representatives signed the pledge at United Nations headquarters in the Dominican Republic on October 5, 2021.
Gildan is a leading manufacturer of everyday basics that markets its products in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, under a diverse portfolio of company-owned brands, including Gildan® , American Apparel®, Comfort Colors®, Gildan® Hammer ™, Gold Toe®, Anvil®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Therapy Plus ™, Peds® and MediPeds®, and under the Under Armour® trademark through a sock license agreement providing distribution rights in the United States and Canada. Our product offering includes sportswear, underwear, socks, tights and pantyhose sold to a wide range of customers, including wholesale distributors, screen printers or embellishers, as well as retailers. who sell to consumers through their physical stores and / or e-commerce platforms. In addition, we sell direct to consumers through our own direct to consumer platforms.
Gildan owns and operates large-scale, vertically integrated manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America and Bangladesh. With more than 46,000 employees worldwide, Gildan is firmly committed to applying leading labor and environmental practices throughout its supply chain, in accordance with its comprehensive Genuine Responsibility® program incorporated into the long-term business strategy of the company.
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