ANVIL® Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


As part of the Gildan family of brands, ensuring that our products are manufactured sustainably and responsibly is simply part of our DNA. As one of the world’s largest vertically integrated manufacturers of basic apparel, socks and legwear, our company has direct visibility over the entire manufacturing process, from raw fibers to the finished products.

This ‘complete life cycle’ perspective allows us to uncover positive environmental and social impacts that many brands cannot even see. We also leverage the accumulated expertise from our own manufacturing operations to positively influence the small percentage of our products that are outsourced.

Gildan’s Genuine Responsibility™ program, developed over the last 15 years, leads the way in corporate social responsibility practices across four key pillars:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Community Engagement
  • Labor Empowerment and Compliance
  • Product and Quality Assurance

This robust and transparent program provides the framework for all of the company’s activities and is built into our overall corporate strategy. We have come to understand that operating responsibly by treating our employees with respect and dignity, providing safe and ethical work environments and continuously finding new ways to reduce our impact is critical to our success and future growth.

The rich 100-year history of the ANVIL® brand includes many evolutions. Our promise to you is to deliver fashionable products that fit your lifestyle without compromising your values.


When referring to the company to which ANVIL® belongs, it refers to Gildan Activewear Inc. and its affiliates

  • WRAP®: Awarded to our sewing facilities in Bangladesh, Central America and the Caribbean basin.
  • SEDEX®: Gildan is a member of SEDEX®.
  • Oeko-Tex®: All Gildan® and ANVIL® branded apparel (except ANVIL® caps) is certified under Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class I or II. CLICK HERE to view our current Oeko-Tex® certificates.
  • ANVIL® and TrackMyT® are registered trademarks, Towels Plus™ is a trademark owned by Gildan Activewear SRL.

  • © 2016-2017 Gildan Activewear SRL


    Gildan is committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions that reduce our environmental footprint.

    Gildan is committed to instituting leading working conditions in the apparel industry.


    Gildan is committed to playing an active role in strengthening the social fabric of the communities in which we work.

    Gildan is committed to building sustainability, safety and quality assurance into every phase of production.