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337

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL SOCIAL AUDITS

were performed in 2015 at our owned and third-party contractor facilities

1,000,000

MAN-HOURS OF TRAINING

in 2015

Gildan provided nearly

142,700

instances of free medical care in 2015

Our fully equipped

MEDICAL CLINICS

provided more than

PEOPLE

Keeping our employees

healthy

For our 48,000 employees around the

world, we strive to offer safe, healthy and

fair work environments and opportuni-

ties to grow and develop with Gildan.

In our manufacturing facilities, we have

free onsite medical clinics staffed with

doctors and nurses who provide pre and

postnatal care, vaccinations, preventative

screenings and health education on top-

ics such as the Zika virus, HIV awareness

and heart health. As part of their overall

benefits, employees a e entitled to free

medication, subsidised meals and free

transportation to and from work.

Empowering through

education

We encourage and promote continued

education through an internal train-

ing academy for technical professions,

high-school equivalency programmes

and university scholarships. We were a

founding member of the IPC in Hon-

duras, a school that offers technical

education to members of the community.

Since 2005, we have invested over $1.9

million dollars in supporting the develop-

ment of marketable skills for members of

the community to create a better life for

themselves and their families.

Conducting ongoing

audits

Gildan is committed to having all of its

own manufacturing facilities and contrac-

tors comply with its strict internal code of

conduct, which encompasses local and

international laws, the code of conduct of

the Fair Labor Association

(FLA), the Worldwide Responsible Ac-

credited Production’s (WRAP) set of prin-

ciples and best practices in the industry.

To ensure that our Code of Conduct

principles are respected, we regularly

conduct internal and external audits.

Ultimately, Gildan’s goal is to visit 100%

of its manufacturing facilities annually,

including our third-party manufacturing

contractors.

This includes manufacturing facilities for

third-party contractors at least once in

an 18-month period. Each third-party

manufacturing contractor is assessed on

risk-based approach and audited at least

once in a 18-month period.