MONTREAL—Gildan announces its inclusion in the 2020 SAM Sustainability Yearbook. This marks the eighth consecutive year the company has been featured in the book.
The Yearbook is a comprehensive publication on corporate social responsibility that showcases sustainability performance among large companies across the globe. Gildan received a Bronze status, which signifies a mark between 5–10% of the top scores in the textiles, apparel, and luxury goods industry. The company contends that it’s also the only North American company to be included amongst the 2020 Sustainability Leaders in this sector.
“We are proud to be part of the SAM Sustainability Yearbook once again and be recognized for our dedication to operating ethically and our emphasis on sustainability across all levels of our operations,” says Claudia Sandoval, vice president of corporate citizenship at Gildan.
The 2019 SAM lineup featured the assessment of more than 4,700 companies across 61 industries to identify businesses that “exemplify leading corporate sustainability practices and a focus on long-term growth drivers,” according to the organization.
“We congratulate Gildan on its Bronze Award in The Sustainability Yearbook 2020, which showcases the best-performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics,” says Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data at S&P Global. “The Corporate Sustainability Assessment constantly raises the bar, so the Yearbook remains a highly credible source of corporate sustainability insights. This year it is launched under the S&P Global brand, and with increased public access to the SAM ESG Scores of all companies.”
For more information, visit www.gildancorp.com.