Corporate Social Responsibility with Emily Gigot

January 29, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility with Emily Gigot

Emily Gigot is SanMar’s social responsibility specialist. In her role, Emily works to ensure that SanMar leaves as small an environmental footprint as possible and that everybody along the company's supply chain can work comfortably and is treated well.   In this episode, Emily dives into what corporate social responsibility is, why it’s important, and how SanMar operates ethically and sustainably.   THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:  

  • How Emily’s social responsibility role at SanMar works and what her primary goals are.
  • How her experiences in Thailand pushed Emily to take up a corporate social responsibility position.
  • Why supply chains are currently not equitable and how companies can better working conditions all the way up and down the line.
  • What is SanMar’s specific role in social responsibility?
  • How can we get people to care about switch over to environmentally friendly fabrics?
  • The steps SanMar is taking steps to live its values, support local communities, and do right by the environment.
  QUOTES:   “What’s the right match between what people care about and what you can really be effective at?”   “[Thailand was] an opportunity to see the other side of the supply chain.”   LINKS:   SanMar U homepage - http://www.education.sanmar.com/   SanMar’s corporate responsibility page - https://www.sanmar.com/aboutus/corporateresponsibility   Sustainable Brands - https://sustainablebrands.com/   Global Reporting Initiative - https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx


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