We embrace our responsibility to ensuring that all of these women enjoy the best possible working conditions and the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
In many of our operating markets the garment industry is key to the local economies and it is women who hold most of the jobs across all phases of the production chain. Against this backdrop, we assume and embrace our responsibility to ensuring that all of these women enjoy the best possible working conditions and the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
Women are at the heart of all of the programmes we run under the umbrella our of sustainable supply chain management effort. And, aware of the relevance of their role, we are striving to take a step forward towards gender equality and women's empowerment.
In keeping with Sustainable Development Goal number 5 - focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls - and in line with our stated target of generating a positive impact on the communities in which we operate, in 2017 we approved a Women Empowerment Strategy in the Supply Chain which is articulated around three pillars: health, protection and empowerment.