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Gildan Activewear

Female workers are often subject to discrimination and other exploitative labour practices on the factory floor. Ensuring gender equality and female empowerment is one of the 17 goals of the SDGs. As an industry with an estimated workforce of 3.5 billion people globally – many of whom are women – the apparel sector can play a big role in achieving this goal.

Total score
16.0/26
Assessment Note

This company was only assessed on a subset of the methodology, namely the core UNGP indicators that focus on high-level commitments, human rights due diligence and access to remedy.

Note: Gildan's score was adjusted after appeal.

Measurement theme Score

Governance and policy commitments

5.5 / 8

Embedding respect and human rights due diligence

6.0 / 12

Remedies and grievance mechanisms

4.5 / 6

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