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Environmental Compliance

At Gildan, we have devised a number of evaluation and verification methods to help ensure that we are compliant with all applicable environmental laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate, in addition to our internal Environmental Policy. Our yearly capital expenditures aim at achieving and improving our compliance with current environment standards. In addition, it demonstrates our commitment to the environment and to the health and safety of our employees.

  • Environmental Assessments

    As part of its Environmental Management System, Gildan conducts a complete analysis of potential environmental risks that are specific to the locations where we operate. This analysis helps us prevent and address any adverse impact that our operations might create at the location and in the surrounding community. Part of this analysis process includes carrying out public consultations with members of the community who are invited to address Gildan representatives with any concerns that they might have concerning the technical aspects of any proposed project.

  • Environmental fines

    Although the quarterly wastewater effluent testing conducted by a certified laboratory at the Gildan Apparel Canada hosiery facility in Montreal has consistently shown compliant results, the City of Montreal in 2016 issued two fines totaling $171,000 for non-compliance.  As Gildan tests have consistently showed to be in compliance, we appealed this fine to which we are still waiting for the final resolution.

    In the Dominican Republic, Gildan is still waiting  for the final resolution from the Superior Administrative Court for a fine previously reported in 2015.