At all levels of its operations, Gildan is keenly aware of the fact that we operate as part of a greater whole – the environment in which we live and work. This translates into a heightened sense of responsibility to preserve our existing environmental resources and, as well, to develop processes designed to reduce as much as possible the effect of our activities on our physical surroundings.
In an era of growing resource depletion and environmental degradation, a narrow, compliance-based approach will not generate the kind of results we need to reduce our environmental footprint, improve the lives of those who work for us or live near us, and ensure our long-term competitiveness. Gildan is therefore committed to developing innovative environmental solutions that make the best use of our manufacturing facilities and our focus on operational excellence.
Gildan’s environmental program accomplishes two core objectives: it reduces our environmental impact while preserving the external natural resources the Company utilizes.
Improving energy efficiency to reduce our environmental impact
Gildan is committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels by finding alternate sustainable energy sources and production processes.> More
Optimizing our water use throughout our processes
We are continually devising ways to minimize our water use and enhance the quality of our wastewater effluent.> More
Creativity in finding alternate sustainable energy sources
Gildan is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation efforts.> More
Continuously reducing waste through reuse and recycling
One of our key objectives with regard to environmental sustainability is waste reduction through recycling and the establishment of waste prevention measures at all stages of the production cycle.> More
Preserving the health of our ecosystem
At Gildan, we are passionate about not only preserving, but enhancing the environment in which we live and work.> More
Policies and Procedures
Developing strong guidelines to lead our actions
Gildan has implemented specific tools and programs to implement our environmental practices and ensure we meet our environmental sustainability objectives.> More
Going beyond legal requirements
We implemented a number of evaluation and verification methods to ensure that we are compliant with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as our internal Environmental Policy.> More