Gildan Activewear Inc. announced the release of its 16th Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. The 2019 ESG report, prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards comprehensive option, shows Gildan’s approach and commitment to ESG including highlights of the company’s 2019 results, key priorities and future commitment toward achieving its vision of “Making Apparel Better”

In 2019, the company continued to focus on making progress toward fulfilling its 2020 goals centered around three “Genuine Responsibility” pillars: Caring for People, Conserving the Environment and Creating Stronger Communities.

“I am pleased to present our newest ESG report,” said Claudia Sandoval, vice president, corporate citizenship at Gildan. “Our strategy of owning and operating our facilities has given us the ability to provide rewarding jobs, safe and healthy work environments and the capability to implement innovative environmental solutions in our operations while continuously improving the lives of our neighboring communities. Even more so during these uncertain times, our vertical integration enables us to minimize disruption in our supply chain and allows us to leverage our manufacturing excellence to adapt our business to this changing environment,” she continued.

The 2019 ESG report is available here. The executive summary is available here. Photo courtesy Gildan