Gildan releases 2014 update of CSR website

In July Gildan released the 2014 update of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) website (

This update reveals the company’s CSR achievements for 2014 and its progress for each one of the targets previously set.

Throughout 2014, Gildan continued to develop and implement industry-leading practices with respect to working conditions, environmental footprint, community support and responsibly-made product offerings.

President and chief executive officer, Glenn Chamandy, said: “Gildan’s CSR programs and initiatives are central to the Company’s overall business strategy.

“We remain committed to investing in our vertical integration and the implementation of best-in-class practices across the whole organization. Our growth and continued success rely upon driving continuous improvements in our operations and empowering our employees.”

Headline figures

  • During 2014 Gildan created over 8,000 jobs to support its growth strategy, with more than one million man-hours of training provided to employees.
  • Gildan’s fully equipped medical clinics provided more than 87,000 instances of medical attention free of charge to employees within its manufacturing facilities.
  • In 2014, a total of 244 internal and external audits were performed at the company’s owned facilities and at third-party contractor facilities, in support of Gildan’s commitment to the highest standards of labour practices and working conditions.
  • In 2014, 53% of Gildan’s total energy was powered by renewable sources.
  • More than 90% of the waste from its operations were repurposed or recycled during 2014.
  • Last year Gildan achieved a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity, which surpassed the 20% reduction target set.

The full report can be read by visiting

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