HELA

Hela Clothing, a garment manufacturer in Kenya, commits to implement HERhealth and partner with local women’s health and well-being providers to ensure workers have access to health and empowerment information and services, such as family planning, maternity care, cancer screenings, STI services, gender-based violence assistance, menstrual hygiene and more, reaching 10,000 additional workers in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Ethiopia, by 2022.


Hela is a $200 million company focused on apparel manufacturing, design and innovation, headquartered in Sri Lanka with a reach of 12 factories across 4 countries. Hela strives to go beyond compliance, ensuring workers have access to free lunch, drinking water, including 20-liter containers to fill and take home, and on-site health clinics providing basic first aid, check-ups for pregnant workers, and free condoms. Doctors also visit the factories for more intensive services, and refer employees to nearby hospitals when needed. Hela also partners with local health providers to provide mobile services such as cervical cancer screenings, family planning services, blood pressure screenings, HIV/AIDS testing and awareness, and nutrition education.


Hela commits to expand its current work by implementing HERhealth and partnering with local women’s health and well-being providers to ensure workers have access to health and empowerment information and services, such as family planning, maternity care, cancer screenings, STI services, gender-based violence assistance, menstrual hygiene and more, reaching 10,000 additional workers, in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Ethiopia, by 2022. Hela commits to measure the health, well-being, and business outcomes generated from investments in women and share these outcomes with other companies to encourage adoption of similar workplace investments.


“Hela understands that a successful workforce requires a healthy workforce. This is why we are expanding our investment in health and empowerment for our women workers. People are our business; without our people, we don’t have a business. Only when women workers have access to reproductive health care, education, and training can they achieve their potential and can we succeed as a business.” - Dominic McVey, Group Board Director, Hela Clothing

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