About Our 2011 CSR Progress Report

We’re glad you stopped by to learn more about the progress and challenges we experienced in 2010.  You can navigate through our report in several ways.  If you wish a brief overview, please read the Executive Summary and, for more detail, please select the topic of interest on the top navigation links or by searching through Tags or the general search box.

We chose to follow the G3 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), meaning that we have organized our report in question and answer format as we did in last year’s report.  We’ve added a section, however, in each subject to give you a very brief overview of 2010.

If you missed our explanation last year, we use the question and answer format because we wanted to show you that we’ve answered each question and not cause you to search for our answer throughout the report.  While there may be some redundancies as a result of following this format, we believe that answering each question of the GRI continues to be an important exercise for us as a company and for you as a reader.  You’ll also notice that we did our best to answer each question of the G3 Guidelines and did not just select certain core indicators because we firmly believe that each question is material to assessing how we are doing on our sustainability journey.

The online format of this report is designed to be read like a blog and not to be printed.  This will hopefully discourage you from printing the report.  If you must print, each section can be converted to a PDF document.  But, we really hope that you use this functionality sparingly.

Our journey, our mission has not changed

For a long time we’ve been on a journey to make a difference. To make decisions that have a positive impact on our business but that also have a positive impact on the world around us. That journey has evolved into what is now a fervent mission to do business in way that creates a culture of social and environmental mindfulness both inside and out of Anvil—among our employees, suppliers, clients, anyone we can influence.

And lastly…

We would love to hear from you. Please tell us what you think of this report and how we’re doing. Write to us at csr@anvilknitwear.com.