Gildan Activewear Inc. ranks 32nd overall among The Wall Street Journal’s new ranking of the Top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the world. The company also claimed the sixth spot among the top 10 companies in the business model/innovation sub-ranking.
Gildan is second among three apparel companies in the top 100 rankings and the only North American apparel company.
“We are proud of our inclusion in this new Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ranking and acknowledgment as a top global performer,” says Glenn Chamandy, president and CEO at Gildan. “This recognition is a direct result of our unique business model of owning and operating our manufacturing facilities and reflects the continued commitment and progress we have made towards our vision of Making Apparel Better. Over the last 35 years, we have built a company known as much for the quality of our products as for how they are made under our Genuine Responsibility program, which allows us to manufacture clothes responsibly and ethically.”
The Wall Street Journal’s inaugural rankings were produced based on a review of more than 5,500 publicly traded companies worldwide that met disclosure standards for data showing what programs, policies, and performance metrics they have in place for several key sustainability dimensions.
View the full ranking list here.