Strong recognition and collaboration globally
Over the years, Gildan has been recognized by many organizations for its strong social, environmental, and governance (ESG) practices and we have built partnerships to help enhance our knowledge and expertise.
We are proud to be recognized by some of the most important, influential publications and organizations worldwide for our ESG practices. Take a look at some of our recognitions:
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Gildan has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 9 consecutive years in the Textiles, Apparel, & Luxury Goods industry. Gildan is the only apparel manufacturer on the North American index.
In 2022, Gildan was included in Corporate Knight’s Global 100 ranking of the World’s Most Sustainable Corporations. Gildan was assessed alongside nearly 7,000 public companies and was recognized for its sustainability performance based on metrics covering resource, employee and financial management, along with clean revenue.
SAM Sustainability Yearbook
Gildan has been included in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook, an award that distinguishes the world’s highest performing sustainable companies, for eight consecutive years.
Top 100 Best ESG Companies
Gildan was named one of the Top 100 ESG Companies of 2021 by The Investor Business Daily. Gildan ranked 8th overall and #1 in the Consumer Goods category for its strong ESG ratings in addition to strong fundamental and technical stock performance.
Gildan was recognized as one of the top 200 publicly traded companies worldwide that are leading the way to a clean energy future. Gildan was one of 18 Canadian companies to make the list and the only Canadian company included in the Consumer Discretionary category.
FUNDAHRSE CSR Seal
Gildan has been a recipient of the CSR Seal by FUNDAHRSE for 14 consecutive years. These inclusions demonstrate Gildan’s leading practices related to human rights, labor practices, governance, environment, operational practices, and community relations in Honduras.
Fashion Transparency Index
Gildan has been included on the Fashion Transparency Index by Fashion Revolution since 2017 for our commitment to transparency and public disclosure on social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts, in our operations. In 2021, Gildan ranked 6th on the Index out of 250 brands evaluated.
Gildan is given an AA rating from MSCI, highlighting the Company as a leader in its industry in managing the most significant ESG risks and opportunities.
Top 100 Most Sustainability Managed Companies
Gildan ranked 32nd on the Wall Street Journal’s ranking of the Top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World in 2020. Gildan was second among only three apparel companies included in the ranking and was also the only North American apparel company.
Women in Governance Parity Certification
Gildan has obtained the Bronze level in the Women in Governance Parity Certification in Canada. Through this certification Gildan demonstrates great commitment to parity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.
Canada’s Top 50 Corporate Citizens
Gildan has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Corporate Citizens by the Corporate Knights’ 20th annual ranking of corporate sustainability!. Assessed alongside a pool of over 300 large Canadian companies, Gildan has ranked #1 amongst the textiles and clothing manufacturing group and #41 overall.
Our success depends on the collaboration of all key stakeholders, and we are excited to continue fostering and leveraging a global, collaborative approach to bring our ESG goals and commitment to life.
We proactively engage and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders. These strong relationships allow us to learn from one another, collaborate, and fulfill our mission of creating value in everything we do.
The common goals we share with our stakeholders include improving the lives of the people involved in manufacturing our products, ensuring ethical and engaging work environments, respecting and enhancing the local communities where we operate, lowering our impact on the environment, and more.