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Gildan Activewear Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a Fourth Consecutive Year

Gildan has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for a fourth consecutive year, effective as of September 8, 2016 ...

Gildan has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for a fourth consecutive year, effective as of September 8, 2016.

Gildan remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index. Gildan is also pleased this year to have been included for the first time in the DJSI North American Index.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and THE S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.

Corporate

RobecoSAM 2017 Sustainability Yearbook

For the fifth consecutive year, Gildan has qualified for inclusion in the 2017 RobeccoSAM Sustainability Yearbook, receiving the Bronze Class distinction this year for its ...

For the fifth consecutive year, Gildan has qualified for inclusion in the 2017 RobeccoSAM Sustainability Yearbook, receiving the Bronze Class distinction this year for its strong sustainability performance.  RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook is one of the world’s most comprehensive publications on corporate sustainability. 

A Bronze Class distinction signifies that Gildan achieved a score within 5% to 10% of the top score in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry. Overall RobeccoSAM assesses over 21,000 companies across 60 industries with the goal of identifying those companies that exemplify leading corporate sustainability practices and a focus on long-term growth drivers. 

Every year since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), with companies that have demonstrated the most leadership in the area of corporate sustainability recognized with one of their special class distinctions.

For more information, visit the Sustainability Yearbook site here

Canada

Gildan Receives The 2016 Award For Best Corporate Sustainability Report – Consumer Products From The Finance And Sustainability Initiative (FSI)

Gildan has been recognized by the Finance Sustainability Initiative (FSI) with the "2016 award for Best Corporate Sustainability Report - Consumer Products" in Canada. This annual ...

Gildan has been recognized by the Finance Sustainability Initiative (FSI) with the "2016 award for Best Corporate Sustainability Report - Consumer Products" in Canada. This annual competition aims to promote excellence in sustainable development reporting among Canadian public companies.

Gildan was selected to receive this honor for its web-based 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report on GenuineGildan.com, which follows the GRI-G4 guidlines. Gildan updates this web-based report on an annual basis to outline the Company's Genuine Stewardship program, highlighting our achievements and progress against each of our CSR targets during the corresponding fiscal year.
 
The Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a non-profit organization based in Montreal that brings together finance professionals dedicated to promoting sustainable finances and, more specifically, responsible investment to financial institutions, companies and universities.

Canada

Gildan Selected As One Of Montreal’s Top Employers

Gildan has been selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2016. The selection was based on a detailed application questionnaire completed by Gildan ...

Gildan has been selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2016. The selection was based on a detailed application questionnaire completed by Gildan, as well as additional research performed by the editors of the competition. Gildan was selected as an industry leader in Montreal based on criteria such as: work and social atmosphere, benefits, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development and the Company’s active involvement in the community, by way of corporate contributions and the encouragement of employee volunteering activities.

Gildan is committed to continuously improve our employees’ experience across the hubs and we acknowledge that all of our achievements are part of a collective effort.

Honduras

FUNDAHRSE Seal for Social Responsibility – 2008-2016

In 2016, for the ninth consecutive year, the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility in Honduras (Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial - FUNDAHRSE) has ...

In 2016, for the ninth consecutive year, the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility in Honduras (Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial - FUNDAHRSE) has awarded Gildan with the FUNDAHRSE Seal (Sello FUNDAHRSE Gildan has been one of the longest standing recipients in the apparel sector. This recognition highlights the work of companies demonstrating high standards and a strong commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). These aspects are evaluated through responses provided in a questionnaire that covers aspects related to employee and community relations, as well as governance, marketing, environmental, and purchasing practices. The questionnaire is an assessment tool which was elaborated by FUNDAHRSE in conjunction with other CSR-focused organizations in Central America. It includes standardized questions for the region as well as specific questions for each country where it is applied. Companies which meet or exceed FUNDAHRSE standards are selected as recipients of the award, which highlight their commitment towards the community and their consistency with their corporate values, mission and vision.

Mexico

Gildan Awarded A Prestigious Distintivo Esr® 2016 Award

Gildan has been recognized with a Distintivo ESR® 2016 award, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social responsibility ...

Gildan has been recognized with a Distintivo ESR® 2016 award, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social responsibility (Aliarse) to companies in Latin America that are considered leaders in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. These organizations measure the CSR activities of Latin American companies, selecting those that are most successful in meeting designated standards within strategic areas of corporate social responsibility.

The Distintivo ESR® award recognizes the efforts of companies that voluntarily and publicly commit to implementing a social responsibility and continuous improvement management system, and fully integrate it into their culture and business strategy. Gildan is the only company in the apparel sector listed this year.  

 

Honduras

Gildan recognized with the 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 ...

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.

Gildan was recognized alongside a select group of companies for their contribution to the economic development of Honduras in terms of increased exports, annual growth, innovation projects and CSR. These categories were included in the Entrepreneurial initiative led by the Ministry of Development Economic.
This is the third such recognition that Gildan has received. This is an important acknowledgment of our Company's efforts to be good neighbours and to support the improvement and development of the communities in which we operate.

Canada

Gildan recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Corporate Citizens – 2009-2015

Gildan has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations, as presented in the June 12th, 2015 issue of Maclean’s ...

Gildan has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations, as presented in the June 12th, 2015 issue of Maclean’s magazine. In 2015, for the first time, Sustainalytics ranked companies within their specific industry in order to determine the leaders in Canada by sector. Gildan was one of five companies named in the Textiles, Footwear and Apparel sector. All the recognized companies were selected based on their performance across a broad range of environmental, social and governance indicators tracked by Sustainalytics. Each of the companies is either Canadian or a wholly owned subsidiary of a foreign-listed company with significant operations or brand presence in Canada. This award was not provided in 2016 as Sustainalytics is currently revamping their approach.Sustainalytics uses a Best-of-Sector™ methodology to compare companies within a given peer group to industry best practices. Sustainalytics’ research is used by some of the world’s largest institutional and individual investors who consider environmental, social and governance performance, in addition to financial performance, in the management of their investments. Our continued inclusion on this ranking is a testament to the numerous achievements and efforts put forward by Gildan and its employees in the implementation of our leading corporate social responsibility program.

This is a continuous process made possible with the support of all of us who believe in the value of operating with high standards of corporate responsibility towards our employees, our environment, our communities and the production of our products.

 

For more information on the rating criteria, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

Corporate

2015 CLEAN50 “EMERGING LEADERS” AWARD

Julie Cournoyer, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Gildan’s corporate head office, who plays an important role in the development and implementation of our sustainability ...

Julie Cournoyer, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Gildan’s corporate head office, who plays an important role in the development and implementation of our sustainability strategy alongside the other members of our global CSR team, was one of the ten honorees to receive an “Emerging Leaders” award as part of the 2015 Clean50 Awards. These individual awards are organized annually by Delta Management Group in order to recognize 50 people, from 16 different categories, who have made a significant contribution to the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

Delta’s criteria in determining honorees include actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the honoree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.

 

Dominican Republic

Gildan receives Environmental Excellence Award

Gildan receives Environmental Excellence Award

This recognition has been granted by the IDARD to companies and institutions committed to the environment.

The first edition of ...

Gildan receives Environmental Excellence Award

This recognition has been granted by the IDARD to companies and institutions committed to the environment.

The first edition of the Environmental Excellence Award was held in October 27, 2015 in the framework of the 13th anniversary of the Institute of Environmental Law of the Dominican Republic, IDARD, in order to recognize companies, individuals and institutions that implement environmental programs. Gildan was one of the recognized companies for its waste and material management system in place at all of its facilities in the Dominican Republic, as well as for its environmental education and information programs implemented in the communities.

The award recognizes individuals, companies and institutions that continuously promote high environmental compliance standards in four areas such as Conservation of Environmental Property and Biodiversity, Adequate Waste and Material Management, Environmental Education and Information, and Monitoring and Evaluation Of Environmental Quality Standards.

Since 2007, Gildan has been working with IDARD to develop an international environmental certification program, Eco-Schools, which allows the participation of the entire student community of six sponsored schools, located in the communities of San Antonio de Guerra, Boca Chica and San Pedro de Macoris. In an annual basis, more than 2,000 children are involved in implementing environmental improvements for the school and community, such as the creation of school gardens, management of recycled waste, initiatives to save water and electricity, among others.

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