George C Moore Co. is recognized with the “2013 U.S. Embassy San Salvador Award for Corporate Excellence”

San Salvador – July 3rd, 2013. The U.S. Embassy has selected the George C. Moore Co. El Salvador as the winner of the “2013 Embassy San Salvador Award for Corporate Excellence”. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte announced and presented the award to Jaime Campos, General Manager of George C. Moore, in recognition of their business practices, innovation and corporate citizenship in El Salvador. In addition, the narrow elastic fabric manufacturer will be nominated by the U.S. Embassy to the Secretary of State’s “Award for Corporate Excellence” in which U.S. companies working abroad are recognized in their role of reinforcing U.S. commitment to good governance and democratic principles, human rights, raising living standards, worker’s rights, environmental stewardship and ethical business practices.

“It is so especially rewarding when a third party recognizes our internal culture of excellence that we strive to create and maintain on a daily basis within the George C. Moore Company. It is a privilege and honor to be part of such a work culture that every associate has contributed to create and sustain” said, Andrew Dreher, Senior Vice President.
George C. Moore Co. has more than seven years of successful operations in El Salvador. It was founded 104 years ago in Westerly, RI (USA) where it continues to run a Design and R&D department. The company invested in El Salvador‘s textile and apparel industry to take advantage of the proximity to the US market and of DR-CAFTA trade legislation. Their operation in El Salvador has won three “Supplier of the Year” awards and one “Supplier Innovation of the Year Award” presented by customers due to constant improvements in quality, delivery, innovation and costs that have allowed customers to enhance their value at retail. Also, Moore has continually invested in expanding their product offerings, installed additional capacity and enhanced the technical skills and competencies of their more than 400 associates.

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the company has incorporated volunteer work as part of their corporate programs in El Salvador in order to contribute to increasing the quality of life of surrounding communities and to motivate their employees to continually develop and practice leadership and communication skills through volunteer work. “For us social responsibility starts inside the company” says Jaime Campos, General Manager. He explained that besides complying with government labor and environmental regulations, the company continually invests in improving their employee’s personal and technical skills and in occupational health and safety programs to protect their employees’ well being. Other initiatives in place include: subsidized daily meals for all employees; subsidized “food co-op program” including a bag of basic grains, sugar and cooking oil to be used at home; annually they provide their employee’s children with school supplies, free English classes for administrative employees, among many other actions. The textile mill also carries out several initiatives to minimize negative impact on the environment, including the creation of a recycling center since March 2011 in which they have recycled 1.2 million pounds of material.

“On behalf of our more than 400 employees, we are honored to receive the U.S. Embassy San Salvador Award for Corporate Excellence. This is a result of teamwork and as an American company we look forward to continuing to reinforce our work and efforts in our corporate social responsibility activities”, said Jaime Campos, General Manager.
George C. Moore Co. manufactures plain, printed and Jacquard woven and knit narrow elastic for underwear, intimate apparel, athletic compression, men’s and women’s slacks, performance apparel, dancewear, swimwear, orthopedic & medical, industrial and military markets. Their value added services include cutting and looping, fabricated waistbands, silicone applications, technical finishes, permanent fire resistance and other assorted offerings.