It’s a great pleasure for us to announce a new strategic CSR project with Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd, India’s biggest exporter of apparel. Shahi produces women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, as well as home furnishings - and has a client list to be reckoned with, including Gap Inc., Walmart, H&M, JCPenny, PVH, and Target amongst many others.
To give you a sense of the scale of Shahi’s operations: They employ over 70,000 workers across 43 manufacturing facilities in six regions, with a production capacity of 25 million pieces per year.
Yes, it’s big.
We’ve been working with them for a couple of months now, and it’s been good to understand how Shahi’s company values pay homage to the kind of organisations that we all strive to be; their focus is on combining customer satisfaction with corporate integrity, ethical management, respect for human values, and nurturing human talent.
With the growing global concern over the welfare of garment workers in the developing world (recently brought under the spotlight again with a tragic building collapse in Bangladesh), Shahi, as India’s market leader in apparel exports, is proving that financial success and ethical operations need not be mutually exclusive.
This is an exciting and important moment to be setting an agenda for change within the garment industry, and we look forward to doing that hand in hand with Shahi.