We are pleased to share that we have published our 19th annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, which describes our progress against our Next Generation ESG strategy.

Below you will find some highlights from this year's publication.

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Full 2022 ESG report

Take a deep dive into the progress we’ve made toward making apparel with respect for the environment, circularity, people, communities, and transparency. 

A look back at 2022

2022 was marked by a growing ESG momentum across our business, with the announcement of Gildan’s Next Generation ESG strategy, the launch of Gildan Respects™, the inclusion of sustainability-linked terms in our existing $1 billion revolving credit facility, and our first stand-alone Climate Change Disclosure Report, closing off a year of many strategic ESG successes resulting from cross-Company efforts.


Gildan understands its responsibility in joining efforts to address the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. This is why we continue to invest in systems, technologies, and initiatives that reduce our GHG emissions, minimize waste, optimize resources, and reduce our overall impact on the planet.

Key environmental highlights


reduction of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (compared to 2018 base year)


reduction in water intensity (compared to 2018 base year)


of cotton supply is sourced from verified U.S., grown cotton suppliers (USCTP) and Better Cotton


When it comes to our employees, treating them with respect and dignity is one of our highest priorities. This is why we are committed to continuing to transform policy into concrete action, while making sure fairness, inclusion, and opportunity are further incorporated into Gildan’s labour practices.

Key social highlights


to community initiatives


gender parity in the collective group representing director-level and above


free medical consultations to Gildan workers at our on-site medical clinics


Operating in a responsible, ethical, and transparent manner is at the core to Gildan’s business strategy, and it has long been a key element of our success. As one of the leading vertically integrated manufacturers in the apparel industry, we produce the vast majority of our products in our own facilities. This gives us the advantage of exercising direct control over how we operate, and it enables us to prioritize ESG across our operations.

Key governance highlights


of all Gildan’s senior executives’ strategic objectives to their annual short-term


stand-alone Climate Change Disclosure Report


In 2022, Gildan continues to be recognized for its ESG practices.