Gildan Activewear has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for a third year running, effective from September 21, 2015.

According to Gildan, it is the only North American company in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods industry group to be included in the DJSI World Index.

“We are pleased to once again be included in the DJSI World Index,” says Glenn Chamandy, Gildan’s president and chief executive officer. “We are very proud of this achievement and share the recognition with our 42,000 dedicated employees and all our stakeholders and business partners worldwide. As one of the world’s leading vertically-integrated manufacturers of everyday family apparel, we recognise first hand that a strong commitment to leading corporate social responsibility practices and a culture of continuous improvement and investments in the latest technology are equally critical to our success. The inclusion in the DJSI World Index as the only North American company in our sector provides further validation that Gildan is genuinely focused on leading the way. We remain committed to these efforts as we recognise they are an essential part of our future success.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks.