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GRI G4 Content Index

GRI G4 Content Index

Strategy and analysis

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-1

Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.


Message from Management

No

G4-2

Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

2015 Annual Report p. 41-49

Company overview Goals & Targets Reporting

No


* = Is core

Organization profile

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-3

Name of the organization.

Gildan website/Company overview

No

G4-4

Primary brands, products, and/or services.

Gildan website/Company overview

2015 Annual Report p. 5-10

 

 

Company overview Our Brands

No

G4-5

Location of organization's headquarters.

Gildan website/Company overview

2015 Annual Report p. 9

Company overview Our Brands

No

G4-6

Location of organization's headquarters.

Gildan website/Company overview

No

G4-7

Nature of ownership and legal form.

Gildan website/Company overview

2015 Annual Information Report p. 4-5

Company overview

No

G4-8

Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).

Gildan website/Company overview

2015 Annual Report p. 5-10

Company overview

No

G4-9

Scale of the reporting organization.

Gildan website/Company overview

2015 Annual Report p. 9 and 14

Company overview

No

G4-10

Details of organization's employees and external workers.

Company overview Employment Practices

No

G4-11

Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreement.

Unions

No

G4-12

Organization's supply chain

Company overview Contractors & Suppliers

No

G4-13

Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization's size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain

2015 Annual Report p 8-12

Contractors & Suppliers Facility Closures and Downsizing

No

G4-14

Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization

Reporting

No

G4-15

List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses

Stakeholders & Partners

No

G4-16

Main membership of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations

Stakeholders & Partners

No


* = Is core

Identified Material Aspects

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-17

Entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statement and whether any entity is not covered in the report

2015 Annual Report p. 60

Reporting

No

G4-18

Process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries

Reporting

No

G4-19

List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content

Child Labour (AF12, HR5)

Corruption (SO3, SO4, SO5)

Employee Compensation (own indicator 1)

Employee Health & Safety (LA5, LA6, LA7, AF31)

Fair Wage (own indicator 2)

Employee Training and Skills (LA9, LA10, LA11)

Product quality (own indicator 3)

Product Safety (PR1, PR2)

Wastewater Discharge (EN22, EN26)

Reporting Code of Ethics Wages & Benefits Training & Development Health & Safety Ergonomics Program Findings Wastewater Management Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety

No

G4-20

For eaterial aspects identified, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization

Child Labour (AF12, HR5)

Corruption (SO3, SO4, SO5)

Employee Compensation (own indicator 1)

Employee Health & Safety (LA5, LA6, LA7AF31)

Fair Wage (own indicator 2)

Employee Training and Skills (LA9, LA10, LA11)

Product quality (own indicator 3)

Product Safety (PR1, PR2)

Wastewater Discharge (EN22, EN26)

Reporting Code of Ethics Wages & Benefits Training & Development Health & Safety Ergonomics Program Findings Wastewater Management Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety

No

G4-21

For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization

Child Labour (AF12, HR5)

Corruption (SO3, SO4, SO5)

Employee Compensation (own indicator 1)

Employee Health & Safety (LA5, LA6, LA7AF31)

Fair Wage (own indicator 2)

Employee Training and Skills (LA9, LA10, LA11)

Product quality (own indicator 3)

Product Safety (PR1, PR2)

Wastewater Discharge (EN22, EN26)

Reporting Code of Ethics Wages & Benefits Training & Development Health & Safety Ergonomics Program Findings Wastewater Management Environmental Code of Practice Findings Product Safety

No

G4-22

Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements

Reporting

No

G4-23

Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries

Reporting

No


* = Is core

Stakeholder Engagement

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-24

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization

Reporting Stakeholders & Partners

No

G4-25

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage

Reporting

No

G4-26

Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process

Reporting

No

G4-27

Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement

Wages & Benefits Unions

No


* = Is core

Report Parameters

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-28

Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.

Reporting

No

G4-29

Date of most recent previous report (if any).

Reporting

No

G4-30

Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)

Reporting

No

G4-31

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

Reporting

No

G4-32

‘In accordance’ option chosen by the organization

Reporting GRI G4 Content Index

No

G4-33

Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report

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, 2015, as disclosed on Gildan’s Corporate Citizenship website.  

The environmental, health and safety data included in the assurance review include:

Total annual energy usage and enery intensity

Total water usage and water intensity

Total waste

Total effluent

Total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – scope 1 and 2

GHG emissions intensity

Total inorganic air emissions

Total refrigerants

Lost-time injury frequency rate

Number of severe incidents (severity rate)

Partially


* = Is core

Governance

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-34

Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body. Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.

2015 Proxy Circular p. 52-58

Governance

No

G4-35

Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees

2015 Proxy Circular p. 52-57

Corporate Governance

Governance

No

G4-36

The organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body

2015 Proxy Circular p. 52-57

Corporate Governance

Governance

No

G4-37

Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics. 

2015 Proxy Circular p. 57-60

No

G4-38

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees 

2015 Proxy Circular p. 8-12 and 54-58

No

G4-39

Report whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer 

 2015 Proxy Circular p. 52

No

G4-40

Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members

2015 Proxy Circular p. 52-66

No

G4-41

Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed. 

2015 Proxy Circular p. 13 and 52-53

No

G4-42

Highest governance body’s and senior executives’ roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization’s purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts.

2015 Proxy Circular p. 52-58

No

G4-43

Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body’s collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics

2015 Proxy Circular p. 52-58

No

G4-44

Processes for evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics

2015 Proxy Circular p. 60-61

No

G4-45

Highest governance body’s role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. 

2015 Proxy Circular p. 64-65

No

G4-46

Highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics.

2015 Proxy Circular p. 64-65

No

G4-47

Frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities

2015 Proxy Circular p. 57-58 and 64-65

No

G4-48

Highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered

2015 Proxy Circular p. 57-58

No

G4-49

Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body

2015 Proxy Circular p. 59-60

Grievance Mechanisms

No

G4-50

Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them

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.

No

G4-51

Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives and their relationship with economic, environmental and social performance

2015 Proxy Circular p. 14-51

No

G4-52

Process for determining remuneration. Report whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. Report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organization

2015 Proxy Circular p. 19-21

No

G4-53

Report how stakeholders’ views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable

2015 Proxy Circular p. 7-8 and 21

No

G4-54

Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country

This ratio is not disclosed.

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints.

No

G4-55

Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.

This ratio is not disclosed.

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints.

No


* = Is core

Ethics and Integrity

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-56

Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics

Code of Ethics Code of Conduct

No

G4-57

Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behaviour, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines

Grievance Mechanisms

No

G4-58

Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines.

Grievance Mechanisms

No


* = Is core

Supply Chain Standards and Practices

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
AF1

Code of conduct content coverage.

Code of Conduct

No

AF2

Parties and personnel engaged in code of conduct compliance function.

Auditing Methodology

No

AF3

Compliance audit process.

Auditing Methodology

No

AF4

Policy and procedures for receiving, investigating, and responding to grievances and complaints.

Grievance Mechanisms

No

AF5

Strategy and scope of efforts to strenghten capacity of management, workers and other staff to improve in social and environmental performance.

Code of Conduct Contractors & Suppliers

No

AF6

Policies for supplier selection, management, and termination.

Code of Conduct Auditing Methodology

No

AF7

Number and location of workplaces covered by code of conduct.

Company overview Code of Conduct Contractors & Suppliers

No

AF8

Number of audits conducted and percentage of workplaces audited.

Audits

No

AF9

Incidents of non-compliance with legal requirements or collective bargaining agreements on wages.

Wages & Benefits Findings

No

AF10

Incidents of non-compliance with overtime standards.

Findings

No

AF11

Incidents of non-compliance with standards on pregnancy and maternity rights.

Findings

No

AF12

Incidents of the use of child labor.

Findings

No

AF13

Incidents of noncompliance with standards on gender discrimination.

Findings

No

AF14

Incidents of non-compliance with code of conduct.

Findings

No

AF15

Analysis of data from code compliance audits.

Findings Remediation

No

AF16

Remediation practices to address non-compliance findings.

Remediation

No

AF17

Actions to identify and mitigate business practices that affect code compliance.

Remediation

No


* = Is core

Environment

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
AF19

Practices to source safer alternatives substances to those on the restricted susbstances list, including description of associated management system.

Environmental Code of Practice

No

AF20

List of environmentally preferable materials used in apparel and footwear products.

Raw Material

No

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization

Energy Metrics

Yes

G4-EN5

Energy intensity

Energy Metrics

Yes

G4-EN6

Reduction of energy consumptiom

Energy Metrics

No

AF21

Amount of energy consumed and percentage of the energy that is from renewable sources.

Energy Renewable Energy

Yes

G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source.

Water Metrics

Yes

G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.

Water

No

G4-EN14

Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.

Biodiversity

No

G4-EN15

Direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1).

GHG Emissions

Yes

G4-EN16

Indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2).

GHG Emissions

Yes

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas emissions intensity

GHG Emissions

Yes

G4-EN19

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

GHG Emissions

No

G4-EN20

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.

Other Emissions

Yes

G4-EN21

NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.

Other Emissions

Yes

G4-EN22

Total water discharge by quality and destination.

Wastewater Management Metrics

Yes

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.

Waste Metrics

Yes

G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills.

This indicator is not reported

These topics were not identified as material

No

G4-EN25

Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.

This indicator is not reported

These topics were not identified as material

No

G4-EN26

Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff.

Gildan does not discharge water into any protected rivers or wetlands.

Wastewater Management

No

G4-EN27

Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services

Life Cycle Assessment

No

G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Environmental Compliance

No

G4-EN30

Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce.

GHG Emissions Life Cycle Assessment

No

G4-EN31

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Environmental Policy

No

G4-EN32

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

No


* = Is core

Economic

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed. 

2015 Annual Report p. 14 and 55-58

Community projects by country

No

EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.

2015 Annual Report p. 43-44

 

GHG Emissions

No

G$-EC6

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.

Community Development

No

G4-EC7

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided 

Community Development Community projects by country

No

G4-EC8

Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.

Community Development

No


* = Is core

Labour Practices and Decent Work

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-LA1

Total number and rate of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.

Employment Practices

No

G4-LA2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.

Wages & Benefits

No

AF22

Policy and practices regarding the use of employees with non-permanent and non-fulltime status.

Employment Practices Metrics

No

AF24

Policy on the use and selection of labor brokers, including adherence to relevant ILO Conventions.

Code of Conduct Contractors & Suppliers

No

AF25

Policy and practices on wage deductions that are not mandated by law.

Code of Conduct

No

AF26

Policy on working hours, including definition of overtime, and actions to prevent excessive and forced overtime.

Code of Conduct Remediation

No

AF27

Policy and actions to protect the pregnancy and maternity rights of women workers.

Code of Conduct

No

AF29

Percentage of workplaces where there is one or more independent trade union(s), broken down by: Workplace with a collective bargaining agreement and Workplaces without a collective bargaining agreement. Also provide information broken down by country.

Unions

No

AF30

Percentage of workplaces where, in the absence of a trade union, there are worker-management committees, broken down by country.

We do not currently track this indicator for third-party facilities.

Grievance Mechanisms

No

G4-LA5

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.

Health & Safety

No

G4-LA6

Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender.

Health & Safety

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

The information is currently unavailable. We are currently working on calculation these rates and expect to report them in 2017.

Partially

G4-LA7

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

Ergonomics Program

No

G4-LA8

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.

This information is not disclosed

This is confidential information for Gildan.

No

AF31

Initiatives and programs (training) to respond to, reduce, and prevent the occurance of musculoskeletal disorders and also general health and Safety incidents.

Health & Safety Ergonomics Program

No

G4-LA9

Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category.

Training & Development

Training hours by gender and by employee category is not reported.

The information is currently unavailable. We are currently working on calculating these rates and expect to report it in 2017.

No

G4-LA10

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.

Training & Development

No

G4-LA11

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender.

Training & Development

This indicator is not reported.

The information is currently not compiled at a global level. We are currently working on calculating this percentage and expect to report it in 2017.;

No

G4-LA12

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.

Members of the Board of Directors Employment Practices Metrics

No

AF32

Actions to address gender discrimination and to provide opportunities for the advancement of women workers.

Health & Safety Health Clinics

No

G4-LA14

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labour practices criteria

Contractors & Suppliers Audits

No

G4-LA15

Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labour practices in the supply chain and actions taken

Contractors & Suppliers Audits Findings

No

G4-LA16

Number of grievances about labour practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Grievance Mechanisms

No


* = Is core

Human Rights

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-HR1

Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns, or that have undergone human rights screening.

Contractors & Suppliers

No

G4-HR2

Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.

Code of Ethics Contractors & Suppliers Training & Development

No

G4-HR3

Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.

Findings Remediation

No

G4-HR5

Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.

Unions Findings

No

G4-HR5

Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.

Findings

No

G4-HR6

Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor.

Findings

No

G4-HR7

Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.

Contractors & Suppliers

No

G4-HR9

Percentage and total number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments.

Contractors & Suppliers Audits

No

G4-HR10

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria

Contractors & Suppliers Audits

No

G4-GRI11

Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Contractors & Suppliers Audits Findings

No

G4-HR12

Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Grievance Mechanisms

No


* = Is core

Society

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.

Community Development

No

AF33

Priorities in community investment strategy.

Donations

No

AF34

Amount of investment in worker communities broken down by location.

Community projects by country

No

G4-SO3

Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified

Code of Ethics

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

The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints

No

G4-SO4

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

Code of Ethics

No

G4-SO5

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

In 2015, there were no incidents of corruption reported and no pending legal cases.

No


* = Is core

Product Responsibility

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
G4-PR1

Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assesed for improvement

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

No

G4-PR2

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes.

During 2015, we had no incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of our products.

No


* = Is core

Additional Material Aspects

NUMBER DESCRIPTION REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION Identified omission(s) Reason(s) for omission(s) External Assurance
own ind. 1

Employee compensation: wage and benefits awarded to an employee in exchange for work completed

Wages & Benefits

No

own ind. 2

Fair wage: earning a wage that is sufficient enough to maintain a minimum standard of living

Wages & Benefits

No

own ind. 3

Product quality: goods brought to market consistently meet standardized specifications

Gildan Quality System

Environmental Code of Practice Product Safety

No


* = Is core

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