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Goals & Targets

Existing Policies and Procedures

Goal

Develop Gildan’s new community investment policy, its areas of focus and the procedures to further standardize the program across all of our countries of operation.

Timeline:

2012

Progress:

Over the course of 2015-2016, a benchmarking research was conducted, as well as a consultation across our operations to assess and determine the most pressing community needs. We engaged an independent firm to provide recommendations for creating a targeted and robust community investment policy that aligns with our organizational strengths and values. 

Following the research conducted and a community consultation exercise, we have selected new areas of focus for our community investments – which include education, active living, entrepreneurship and environment. In 2017, we will begin to support community organizations and programs consistent with these areas of focus. 

Gildan believes that by focusing on community programs that are aligned with our organizational values and our core strategic strengths, that we will be able to make a meaningful and impactful contribution to our communities.

Goal

Expand Gildan’s volunteering program

Timeline:

2012

Progress:

Employee volunteering activities organized in Honduras were expanded to other regions. We have decided not to move forward with a company-wide program as our assessments have demonstrated that each region has specific needs and interests. We will therefore continue dedicating our efforts with regards to employee volunteering activities towards replicating best practices across the organization on an ongoing basis in addition to developing new regionalized initiatives.

Goal

Establish major charitable partnerships with organizations whose mission is in line with Gildan’s community involvement objectives.

Timeline:

2015

Progress:

Major partnerships have been established with organizations in Central America, such as with the IPC and World Vision. Gildan’s community efforts will continue to be dedicated to finding sustainable long term partnerships which can make a genuine difference in the communities where the Company operates. 

New Goal

Implement our new Community engagement plan leveraging our four core areas of focus to maximize our impact within communities.

Timeline:

2018

Progress:

As a first step, Gildan is creating a Community Engagement Steering Committee that will be comprised of senior employees from across our operating regions. The Steering Committee will evaluate and assess proposals related to community projects requiring more resources to determine the best allocation of funds towards community needs.

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