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Recognitions and Partnerships

Seeking out partnerships with forward-looking organizations, alliances and coalitions, we count on the knowledge and expertise of others to advance our common goals.

Highlights

Recognitions

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Gildan has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, effective as of September 13, 2018.  This is the sixth consecutive year that Gildan has been included on the Dow Jones Indices.

Bronze Class Distinction in the Robecosam 2017 Sustainability Yearbook
For the fifth consecutive year, Gildan has qualified for inclusion in the 2017 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook, receiving the Bronze Class distinction this year for its strong sustainability performance.

Distintivo ESR® Award
Gildan received the Distintivo award for the 3rd year. Distintivo ESR® aims to recognize companies’ efforts to voluntarily and publicly undertake the commitment to implement socially responsible management and continuous improvement initiatives as part of their culture and business strategy.

Best Corporate Sustainability Report – Consumer Products (FSI)
Gildan Received the Award for Best Corporate Sustainability Report – Consumer Products from the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI). This annual competition aims to promote excellence in sustainable development reporting among Canadian public companies.

2017 Entrepreneurial Orchid Award for CSR
Gildan has been recognized by the Presidency of the Republic of Honduras and the Secretariat of Economic Development for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects. The company was recognized for its social investment in various community projects focused on strengthening education, improving child health and care services in the Northern Zone, and facilitating access to housing for its employees in 2015 and 2016.

2017 Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register
Gildan has been selected for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

2018 FUNDAHRSE CSR Seal
Gildan was once again a recipient of the FUNDAHRSE CSR Seal awarded by the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility in Honduras (FUNDAHRSE) for the 11th consecutive year. The CSR seal recognizes Honduran companies that demonstrate leading practices related to corporate social responsibility, with Gildan being the only apparel company to receive this distinction 11 years in a row.

Partnerships

Stakeholder engagement is paramount to operating responsibly and to achieving our goals. We believe that engaging and involving stakeholders will allow us to collaborate and learn from one another in the pursuit of mutually supportive relationships.

The common goals we share with our stakeholders is improving the lives of the people involved in manufacturing our products, ensuring an ethical and stimulating work environment, and respecting and enhancing the local communities in which we operate.

Our belief is that engagement should be mutually beneficial and transparent, that the focus should be on finding common ground and creative solutions to issues that affect us all, and that the outcome should lead to real value for both the Company and its stakeholders.

Gildan has been affiliated and/or in dialogue with the following organizations chosen for their pertinence to our Company and our industry.

  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
  • Fair Labor Association
  • ILO Better Work
  • SEDEX – Supplier Ethical Data Exchange
  • Carbon Disclosure Project