Gildan Activewear

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Gildan Activewear doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 33

Gildan Activewear has a DitchCarbon Score of 33 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in its sustainability practices. This score reflects a moderate level of carbon intensity in the company’s operations. To enhance its sustainability efforts, Gildan Activewear should aim to reduce its carbon intensity and increase its DitchCarbon Score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Gildan Activewear is part of the fashion and textiles industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Gildan Activewear operates in Canada, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company benefits from the country’s sustainable energy practices, potentially enhancing its own sustainability efforts.

...this company is doing 17.24% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1984, Gildan Activewear is a prominent player in the fashion and textiles industry, headquartered in Montreal. The company specializes in manufacturing and marketing a wide range of family apparel, including T-shirts, underwear, and socks, under various owned and licensed brands. With a global workforce of over 48,000 employees, Gildan is committed to sustainable and responsible manufacturing practices across its extensive vertically integrated operations.

Good news, Gildan Activewear has embraced SBTi commitments

Gildan Activewear has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company aims to align its carbon reduction strategy with the level of decarbonization required to limit global warming, as per the latest climate science.

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