access to fair wages
collective bargaining agreement
in countries where we operated
Investing in our people is a cornerstone of our success. We want to reward their contributions by providing them with compensation and benefits that create value for them – both professionally and personally. We recognize our responsibility to contribute to a higher standard of living for our employees by offering benefits that help better meet their overall needs, such as free on-site medical clinics, vaccination and medicine programs, parental leave, financial assistance, subsidized meals, and free transportation. Investing in the wellbeing of our employees results in a more engaged, dedicated, and stable workforce, and reinforces Gildan as an employer of choice.
We have grievance mechanisms in place for our employees, suppliers, and external stakeholders to confidentially report violations or submit complaints. We also maintain open and collaborative relationships with employees to ensure their views are represented at all times. Find the different processes we have in place for grievances below:
Roundtables are organized collaboratively by management and employees to define best practices, identify grievances, and collectively develop action plans for remediation. Roundtables provide the advantage of immediate feedback to any issue raised.
Suggestion boxes allow employees to report their concerns anonymously. These are located on the production floors and cafeterias of our factories globally. Written messages are retrieved from the boxes every month by a regional, non-management employee.
We maintain a strong open-door environment. Anyone can speak up about actual or suspected misconduct without discomfort or fear of retaliation, which helps Gildan solve problems at the source and keep issues from escalating or reoccurring. Reports can be made by calling the Ethics and Compliance Hotline using a local toll-free number or by submitting a message online. This information is kept confidential, consistent with local law, and the need to conduct a thorough investigation.