Our factories provide a safe and stimulating workplace for over 48,000 people around the world. One of our goals is to always provide a positive work environment for all of our employees.
All production employees at our owned facilities earn significantly more than the legally-mandated minimum industry wages in all the countries where we operate. Moreover, in the majority of our locations, our employees receive valuable competitive benefits such as 24-hour access to onsite medical clinics, free transportation to and from work, subsidized meals, and access to financial aid programs. These incentives have had a direct and positive impact on the quality of life of our employees, their families and their communities.
In the coming years, we will continue to develop initiatives that will build on our existing employee relations practices and ensure that our health and safety practices are among the best in the apparel industry. We will continue to strengthen our training and development programs with the objective of creating an increased number of advancement opportunities for our employees.