Gildan been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the eighth consecutive year, recognising the company’s success and commitment in areas related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
Gildan is the only apparel manufacturer to be included in the North American index.
Glenn Chamandy, president and CEO at Gildan, said: “We are again pleased that Gildan has been included on the DJSI and that our scores reflect our continuous commitment to high achievement levels in all areas of ESG.
“Our eighth consecutive inclusion is the result of the hard work and dedication from our teams around the world to our vision of Gildan as a leader in ethical and sustainable apparel manufacturing. Despite a challenging global environment for all in 2020, I am particularly proud that Gildan continues to be recognised for its ability to manufacture responsibly, thanks to our unique vertically-integrated business model that allows us to care for our people, conserve the environment, and create stronger communities.”
This year, Gildan was able to increase its scores in all dimensions and showed significant improvement in areas related to labour practice indicators, operational eco-efficiency, and risk and crisis management. Gildan also achieved top score in the corporate governance, codes of business conduct, environmental reporting, social reporting, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy categories this year.