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Policies and Procedures

Goal

Integrate Fair Labor Association (FLA) Social Compliance Initiative (SCI) methodology into current social compliance program and monitoring practices and tools.

Timeline:

2014

Progress:

With the arrival of the FLA SCI in 2012, we decided to reassess our previous goal and base our social management system on the SCI Initiative. In 2011, we started to review our social compliance program to adopt a more complete management system approach using the SCI methodology. We have finally completed this review and our new Gildan Social and Environmental Standards which we will start deploying at our own owned and third party contractor facilities in 2017. In addition to integrating the SCI methodology, we also conducted a benchmarking of best practices in the industry, the results of which will also be incorporated in our new approach.

Goal

Continue implementation of Gildan's Ergonomics program at all of our sewing, textile and hosiery facilities in Honduras (up to level 5 - World-class level - of the ECNC model)

Timeline:

2014

Progress:

After 7 years of experience implementing a comprehensive and structured model based on the ECNC’s maturity matrix, we believe that we have had important achievements, albeit not without challenges.  These have allowed us to stop and evaluate the future of how we want to continue to improve and maintain this commitment to ergonomic wellbeing. Although we made significant progress in the implementation of the ECNC’s maturity model, not all our facilities have reached the level according to the model. Our efforts have borne important achievements like defining an ergonomics policy, developing training programs and nurturing employee participation and awareness as well as promoting an ongoing risk assessment and management of change.  2017 will be the year to evaluate those achievements against the challenges and new complexities of our manufacturing process and we expect to introduce a new clearly define goal for our ergonomics program by the end of the year.

Health and Safety

New Goal

Reduce work-related injury and severity rates by 10%

Timeline:

2017

Progress:

Reduce the work-related injury and severity rates by a minimum of 10% at the global level by the end of 2017. Gildan plans to achieve this goal by continuing to monitor closely its health and safety metrics as well as focusing on improving accident prevention and management by better identifying the root causes of accidents and establishing appropriate corrective actions.

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