Gildan releases its 2016 Corporate Social and Environmental Report

July 4, 2017 – Gildan Activewear has released its 2016 Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility Report (CSR), in which the company demonstrated good progress in 2016 towards its 2020 environmental goals which call for a 10% reduction in energy, water, Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and landfill waste intensity, per kg of product, from owned operations, when compared to the 2015 baseline year.

In 2016, Gildan’s efficiency initiatives resulted in a reduction of its energy intensity by 10% and water intensity by 5%. Gildan also increased its industrial and domestic recycling programs globally to now recycle or repurpose 86% of total waste. Additionally, the Company powered 32% of its energy needs by renewable resources.

“Providing good working conditions for our employees, improving the communities where we operate and pursuing continuous improvements to reduce our impacts on future generations is at the foundation of our commitment,”  said Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO, Gildan. “Our continued investments in our vertical integration are at the foundation of our business strategy and the key to our ability to positively influence every part of the overall production process including all activities across our four CSR pillars: People, Environment, Community and Product,” he added.

To read the full report, please visit