Guiding Principles

Gildan will positively influence how apparel is made by leveraging our large-scale vertical integration, manufacturing expertise and global reach to deliver value to all stakeholders.

We ensure our results are achieved through growth that is sustainable, profitable and aligned with the Company's vision, mission and values
We create long term value for our shareholders by leveraging our strong balance sheet and capital allocation framework to drive consistent earnings and sales growth and superior returns on investment.
We maintain conservative net debt leverage and adhere to a disciplined approach to managing our shareholders’ capital, generating strong cash flow and investing in our future growth while remaining well positioned to pursue strategic acquisitions which complement our organic growth initiatives.


As one of the world's largest manufacturers of apparel and socks, we relentlessly pursue continuous improvements in product quality, manufacturing efficiency and resource utilisation.
We use our visibility of the total value chain, enabled by our vertical integration, to collaborate with our partners and direct development in areas we understand will yield the biggest positive impacts to how apparel is made.
We maintain our industry-leadership role by investing in innovation and adopting technology early.
We always see the big picture, but understand that every thread counts.

Operating Responsibly


We continuously seek innovative ways to reduce our footprint, understanding our responsibility and committment to the communities where we operate.

We treat our employees with respect and empower then to succeed and participate in our overall success. We understand that without our employees' skills and dedication we cannot achieve our goals.