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Beyond making great quality products, we want to positively change how apparel is made.

Our ownership of our facilities and our expertise in making the products we sell allow us to implement leading environment, social and governance (ESG) practices into every stage of the process. This allows us to improve the impacts we have on our people, their communities and the environment where we operate. 

Making Apparel Better®… that’s our vision!

Genuine Responsibility® is a social, environmental and governance program that guides how our apparel is designed, made and sold. It is embedded in the decisions we make, the actions we take and the future we envision for our Company across three central pillars:

A commitment to maintaining industry-leading working conditions and labour practices at each of our worldwide locations.
A commitment to the development and implementation of sustainable innovative solutions that reduce the environmental impact of our operations and products throughout our entire supply chain.
A commitment to contribute to our communities and have a positive impact by helping them become stronger and more resilient.
96% of our employees are represented by formal Health & Safety Committees
44% of our total energy comes from renewable sources
$1.5 million donated to local causes in 2019
$1.5 million donated to local causes in 2019
195,603 free onsite medical visits provided to our employees

Gildan Named One of the World’s Most Sustainably Managed Companies

Gildan Activewear Inc. announces that it has ranked 32nd overall among The Wall Street Journal’s new ranking of the Top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the world.

June 28, 2021

Foundation for Athletic Excellence and Gildan’s partnership: $150,000 in Bursaries since 2005 and $10,000 in Leadership Bursaries This Year

June 23, 2021

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Leading Global Apparel Manufacturer Gildan as New Member

May 31, 2021

Ethics and Compliance on the Factory Floor: Q&A with German Reyes, Senior Manager of Social Compliance at Gildan