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GRI Content Index

GRI Content Index

Organizational Profile

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
102-1

Name of the organization

Annual Information Form p. 4

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

Annual Information Form p. 15-17

Reports to Shareholders p. 5-10

102-3

Location of headquarters

Reports to Shareholders p. 8

Company overview
102-4

Location of operations

Reports to Shareholders p. 7-8

Company overview
102-5

Ownership and legal form

Annual Information Report, p.4

102-6

Markets served

Report to Shareholders p. 5-7

Company overview
102-7

Scale of organization

Annual Report, p. 9, 15-17

Report to Shareholders p. 7-8

Company overview
102-8

Information on employees and other workers

Employment Practices
102-9

Supply chain

Company overview Contractors & Suppliers
102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Report to Shareholders p. 7-8

Company overview Plant Closures and Downsizing Contractors & Suppliers
102-11

Precautionary Principle or approach

Reporting
102-12

External initiatives

Stakeholders & Partners
102-13

Membership of associations


* = Is core

Strategy

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker 


Message from Management
102-15

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Report to Shareholders p.38-46

Goals & Targets Reporting

* = Is core

Ethics and Integrity

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
102-16

Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior 

Gildan mission and values

Code of Ethics Code of Conduct
102-17

Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics 

Grievance Mechanisms

* = Is core

Governance

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
102-18

Governance structure 

Proxy Circular p. 48-53

Governance
102-19

Delegating authority 

Proxy Circular p. 52

Corporate Governance

Governance
102-20

Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics

Proxy Circular p. 52

Corporate Governance

Governance
102-21

Processes for consultation between stakeholders on economic, environmental and social topics

Circulaire de procuration p. 52 et 54-55

Gouvernance corporative

Grievance Mechanisms
102-22

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees 

Proxy Circular p. 48-53 and 55-56

Governance
102-23

Chair of the highest governance body

Proxy Circular p. 48

102-24

Nominating and selecting the highest governance body 

Proxy Circular p. 50 and 55-58

102-25

Conflicts of interest

Proxy Circular p. 48-49

102-26

Role of the highest governance body’s in setting purpose, value and strategy

Proxy Circular p. 49-50

102-27

Collective knowledge of the highest governance body

Proxy Circular p. 58

102-26

Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance 

Proxy Circular p. 55-56

102-29

Identifying and managing economic, environmental and social impacts

Proxy Circular p. 59-60

102-30

Effective  risk management processes 

Proxy Circular p. 59-60

102-31

Review of economic, environmental and social topics

Proxy Circular p. 49 and 59-60

102-32

Highest governance body's role in sustainability reporting 

Proxy Circular p. 52

102-33

Communicating critical concerns

Proxy Circular p. 54-55

Grievance Mechanisms
102-34

Nature and total number of critical concerns 

Grievance Mechanisms

The nature and total number of critical concerns communicated to the Board of Directors is not reported.

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints.

102-35

Remuneration policies

Proxy Circular p. 18-47

102-36

Process for determining remuneration

Proxy Circular p. 18-47

102-37

Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration 

Proxy Circular p. 10-11

102-38

Annual total compensation ratio   

This ratio is not disclosed.

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints.

102-39

Percentage increase in annual total compensation

This ratio is not disclosed.

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints.


* = Is core

Stakeholder Engagement

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
102-40

List of stakeholder groups

Reporting Stakeholders & Partners
102-41

Collective bargaining agreement

Unions
102-42

Identification and selection of stakeholders 

Reporting
102-43

Approach to stakeholder engagement

Reporting
102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

Wages & Benefits Unions

* = Is core

Reporting practices

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Report to Shareholders p. 58-59

Reporting
102-46

Defining report content and topic boundaries

Reporting
102-47

List of material topics

Child Labour (103, 408) Corruption (103, 205) Employee compensation (103, own indicator 1) Employee health & safety (103, 403) Fair wage (103, own indicator 2) Employee training and skills (103, 404) Product quality (103, own indicator 3) Product safety (103, 416) Wastewater discharge (103, 306)

Reporting Code of Ethics Wages & Benefits Training & Development Health & Safety Findings Wastewater Management Product Safety Global Quality System
102-48

Restatements of information

Reporting
102-49

Changes in reporting

Reporting
102-50

Reporting period

Reporting
102-51

Date of most recent report

Reporting
102-52

Reporting cycle

Reporting
102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report

Reporting
102-55

GRI Content index

GRI Content Index
102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

Reporting GRI Content Index
102-56

Corporate Citizenship has undertaken limited assurance of consolidation systems and tests of reasonableness of selected environmental, health and safety performance data within Gildan’s Corporate Citizenship report for the year ended December 31, 2016, as disclosed on Gildan’s Corporate Citizenship website. The environmental, health and safety data included in the assurance review included: • Total annual energy usage • Total water usage • Total waste • Total effluent • Total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – scope 1 and 2 • Total inorganic air emissions • Total refrigerants • Lost-time injury frequency rate • Number of severe incidents (severity rate)


* = Is core

Anti-Corruption

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Code of Ethics Community Development
103-2

The management approach and its commitment

Code of Ethics
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Code of Ethics
205-1

Operations assessed for risks realted to corruption

We do not report the significant risks related to corruption identified though the risk assessment.

Confidentiality Constraints

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints

205-2

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

Code of Ethics
205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

In 2016, there were no incidents of corruption reported and no pending legal cases.


* = Is core

Wastewater Discharge

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Wastewater Management
103-2

The management approach and its components

Goals & Targets Wastewater Management Metrics
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Wastewater Management
306-1

Water discharge by quality and destination

Wastewater Management
306-2

Waste by type and disposal method

This indicator is partially reported

Waste Metrics

Not applicable

This indicator is partially reported as it was not identified as material. Only wastewater discharge was identified as material.

306-3

Significant spills

This indicator is partially reported

Waste Metrics

Not applicable

This indicator is partially reported as it was not identified as material. Only wastewater discharge was identified as material.

306-4

Transport of hazardous waste

This indicator is not reported

Not appliable

This indicator is partially reported as it was not identified as material. Only wastewater discharge was identified as material.

306-5

Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

Gildan does not discharge water in any protected area and does not significantly affect water bodies and its habitat through its water discharges.


* = Is core

Employee Health and Safety

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Health & Safety
103-2

The management approach and its components

Goals & Targets Health & Safety Metrics
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Health & Safety
403-1

Workers representation in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees

Health & Safety
403-2

Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities

The rates reported are not available by gender and region. Occupational disease rate and absenteeism rate are not available.

Information unavailable

The information is not currently available on a global scale. We are currently working on evaluating how we can calculate going forward.

403.3

Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation

Health & Safety Ergonomics Program
403-4

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions

This information is not disclosed

Confidentiality constraints

This information is subject to confidentiality constraints.


* = Is core

Employee Training and Skills

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Training & Development
103-2

The management approach and its component

 

 

Training & Development
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Training & Development
401-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

Training & Development
404-2

Programs for updating employee skills and transition assistance programs

Training & Development
404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Training & Development

* = Is core

Employee Compensation

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Wages & Benefits
103-2

The management approach and its components

Wages & Benefits
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Wages & Benefits
own KPI 1

Wage and benefits awarded to an employee in exchange for work completed

Wages & Benefits

* = Is core

Fair Wage

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Wages & Benefits
103-2

The management approach and its components

Wages & Benefits
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Wages & Benefits
own KPI 2

Earning a wage that is sufficient enough to maintain a minimum standard of living

Wages & Benefits

* = Is core

Child Labour

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Code of Conduct Findings
103-2

The management approach and its components

Code of Conduct Findings
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Code of Conduct
408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Code of Conduct Findings Raw Material

* = Is core

Product Safety

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification
103-2

The management approach and its components

Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification
416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification
416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services 

In 2016, there were no incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of our products.


* = Is core

Product Quality

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Part(s) omitted Reason(s)/Explanation(s) for omission(s)
103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Reporting Environmental Code of Practice Product Product Safety Global Quality System
103-2

The management approach and its components

Environmental Code of Practice Product Product Safety Global Quality System
103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environmental Code of Practice Product Product Safety Global Quality System
own KPI 3

Goods brought to market consistently meet standardized specifications

Environmental Code of Practice Product Product Safety Global Quality System

* = Is core

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