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706 7 Genuine Responsibility: 2018 Sustainability Report Genuine Responsibility TM About Gildan Gildan is one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated manufacturers of everyday basic apparel, including activewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and legwear. Our founding business model, of owning and operating the manufacturing facilities that produce the vast majority of the products we sell, sets us apart from most major global apparel companies. This direct control of almost the entire manufacturing process, from raw materials to finished products, allows the Company to ensure that responsible and sustainable practices are deployed throughout the complete value chain. Gildan’s vision statement, Making Apparel Better™, perfectly captures the essence of our Company and the culture we have built over the last 35 years. Across the full spectrum of our business, our founding entrepreneurial spirit drives us to pursue continuous improvements, constantly looking for better ways to operate and to create value for all our stakeholders. We sell our activewear products primarily in “blank” or undecorated form, without imprints or embellishment. Activewear products are primarily sold to wholesale distributors within the imprintables channel, who then sell the blanks to screenprinters/embellishers who decorate the products with designs and logos, and in turn sell the embellished/imprinted activewear into a highly diversified range of end-use markets in more than 60 countries in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. In addition to socks and underwear for men, ladies, and kids, as well as other hosiery products such as pantyhose and leggings, we also sell our activewear products to various retailers. These retailers A GLOBAL BUSINESS Gildan directly employs more than 50,000 employees and currently operates 30 manufacturing facilities globally – primarily located in Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America; the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Basin; Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in North America; and Bangladesh in Asia. We also have offices and distribution centers worldwide. As a publicly-traded company, listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE- GIL) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-GIL.TO) , we are held to the highest standards of corporate governance and reporting. Our corporate head office is located in Montreal, Canada, and our global sales and marketing office is located in Barbados. An interactive map of our owned facilities can be viewed on our corporate web site. PRODUCTS The products we produce and sell range across the full gamut of everyday family apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, underwear, socks, panty hose and other forms of legwear. These products are marketed and sold under one of our 13 Company-owned brands. include mass merchants, dollar stores, department stores, national chains, sports specialty stores, craft stores, food and drug retailers, and price clubs, all of which sell to consumers through their brick and mortar outlets. Consumers also buy our products through our retail customers’ e-commerce platforms and our own websites. In addition to selling our products to retailers, we manufacture for and sell to select leading global athletic and lifestyle consumer brand companies who distribute these products within the retail channel. We also manufacture products for select leading global athletic and lifestyle brands, and certain retail customers who market the products which we manufacture under their own brands. These customers have come to trust Gildan as a strategic partner for several reasons, including our large scale, strong commitment to responsible and sustainable practices, manufacturing expertise and underlying financial strength. We also sell socks under the Under Armour ® brand through a sock licensing agreement providing exclusive distribution rights in the United States and Canada. Product safety and quality We are committed to delivering high quality, value- driven products. Our Global Quality System (GQS), based on international standards for quality management such as ISO 9001, ensures consistency in the quality of our products as well as in the overall quality of our processes. Our proactive and preventive approach involves standards and quality controls for raw materials, manufacturing processes and the finished products we ship to our customers. Quality KPIs are systematically monitored through all processes and reviewed on a monthly basis by top management, driving product improvements and specific action plans. Our dedicated facility-level Quality Assurance teams ensure our Quality Policy and GQS TM/MC Our Approach Strategy Caring for Our People Conserving the Environment Creating Stronger Communities Reporting Methodology & Assurance Appendices GRI Content Index 9 Genuine Responsibility: 2018 Sustainability Report Genuine Responsibility TM VERTICAL INTEGRATION We pride ourselves in being a different kind of apparel company. Our vertically- integrated manufacturing model means we have direct control over almost all of our tier 1, 2 and 3 supply processes, enabling us to uncover operational and resource efficiencies that disconnected value chains can rarely achieve. Over 90% of our annual sales are generated from products that are manufactured within the Company’s owned and operated manufacturing network. COTTON YARN SPINNING SEWING TEXTILES DISTRIBUTION CONSUMERS Gildan’s predominant fibre is cotton, specifically U.S. cotton. Gildan is one of the largest domestic consumers of U.S. cotton, sustainably grown and ethically harvested by proud American farmers. Fibres are sent to our state-of-the-art yarn- spinning facilities in the U.S., where we produce enough yarn to circle the globe every 150 seconds. Yarn is knit into fabric, dyed to color and cut to shape in some of the world’s largest and most efficient textile facilities, located in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Bangladesh. Gildan’s sewing operations employ the largest percentage of our people. As the last guardians of product quality, these highly skilled and dedicated employees are the heart and soul of our success. Gildan’s company- owned and contracted distribution centres leverage strategic placement and state- of-the-art technology to service our global customers. Millions of consumers use our products every day, trusting us to deliver high quality, value driven apparel made responsibly and sustainably. Our Approach Strategy Caring for Our People Conserving the Environment Creating Stronger Communities Reporting Methodology & Assurance Appendices GRI Content Index MAKING APPARE BETTER TM MAKING APPAREL BETT R TM MAKIN APPA BETTER T