Gildan Activewear Makes 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

This will be the ninth year the company has been included in the index

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Gildan Activewear Inc. announces it has again been included on the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an ESG performance ranking for publicly traded companies. According to the company, this marks Gildan’s ninth consecutive year of inclusion since it first made the index in 2013.

The DJSI for North America comprises North American sustainability leaders representing the top 20% of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global BMI based on long-term economic, environmental, and social criteria.

“We are pleased to be included on the DJSI for North America once more, with scores that continue to reflect Gildan’s distinct commitment to strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices,” says Glenn Chamandy, president and CEO of Gildan. “Our ninth consecutive inclusion in the index is the result of more than 20 years dedicated to developing, integrating, and standardizing ethical and sustainable practices throughout our supply chain.”

Chamandy adds that the company is eager to continue on its EGS journey and plans to announce its strategy in early 2022.

“We congratulate Gildan for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is a testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency,” says Manjit Jus, global head of ESG research, S&P Global.

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