GRI

GRI Checklist

Standard Disclosures: Profile Disclosures


1. Strategy and Analysis

1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – CEO Letter

1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Materiality Assessment
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Governance
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Goals


2. Organizational Profile

2.1 Name of the organization
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services
VF 10-K; pg. 2
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Manufacturing – Human Rights in Our Supply Chain

2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures
VF IR Page
VFC.com – About VFC – Global Presence
VF Corporate Governing Principles

2.4 Location of organization’s headquarters
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Waste – Reducing Waste in Our Buildings and Across Our Brands

2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About
• VFC.com – About VFC – Global Presence

2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form
• VF 10-K; pg. 1

2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries)
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About
• VF 10-K; pg. 1

2.8 Scale of the reporting organization
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Associates
2013 Annual Report: Home
VFC.com: About VF – Global Presence
VF 10-K: pg. 1; pg. F-4
2013 Annual Report: CEO Letter
2013 Proxy Statement: Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management; pg. 54

2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or owners
VF 10-K

2.10 Awards received in the reporting period
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Waste- Reducing Waste in How We Do Business


3. Report Parameters

3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any)
N/A

3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

3.4 Contact point for questions
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

3.5 Process for defining report content.
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Materiality Assessment

• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Stakeholder Engagement

3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness Principle for explanation of scope)
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Goals

3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g., mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods)
• N/A

3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report
• N/A

3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – GRI Index

3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About

4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About- Governance
• 2012 Proxy Statement
• 2013 Annual Report: Leadership – Board of Directors

4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About- Governance
• 2013 Annual Report: Leadership
• VFC.com: Board of Directors

4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number and gender of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members
• 2013 Annual Report: Leadership – Board of Directors
• VF Corporate Governing Principles; pg. 8

4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body
• 2013 Annual Report: Corporate Information
• 2013 Proxy Statement – Executive Compensation; pg. 20
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Associates
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Promoting Sustainability with our Associates
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Manufacturing – Owned Manufacturing

4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives
• 2013 Proxy Statement – Executive Compensation; pg. 20

4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided
• 2013 Proxy Statement – Related Party Transactions; pg. 11

4.7 Process for determining the composition, qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity
• 2013 Proxy Statement – Election of Directors; pg. 6

4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation
VFC.com – About VF – Vision & Values
VFC.com – Investor Relations – Corporate Governance – Code of Business Conduct
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People

4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles
• 2013 Proxy Statement – Corporate Governance at VF – Board Committees and Their Responsibilities; pg. 12
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Governance
• VFC.com – Investor Relations – Corporate Governance – Code of Business Conduct; pg. 6

4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance
• VFC.com: Investor Relations – Corporate Governance

4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Stakeholder Engagement
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Supplier Partnerships

4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Stakeholder Engagement
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Design and Development – Responsible Chemistry

4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Materiality Assessment

4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Stakeholder Engagement

4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Stakeholder Engagement

4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – Materiality Assessment


Standard Disclosures: Performance Indicators

Economic

EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments
• VF 10-K
• 2013 Annual Report: Financials
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Communities

EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: About – CEO Letter

EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Communities


Environmental

EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Design and Development
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Waste


EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Energy & Climate

EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Energy & Climate

EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Energy & Climate

EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved
N/A

EN8 Total water withdrawal by source
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Water


EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet – Waste – Our Approach and Goals

EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved
2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Planet – Waste – Our Approach and Goals

EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method
• 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Planet – Waste


Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work

LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region broken down by gender
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Associates
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Fostering a Culture of Achievement

LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and gender
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Factory Audits

LA13 Composition of governance bodies and reakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.
• 2013 Annual Report: Leadership – Board of Directors


Social: Human Rights

HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Worker Well-being at Suppliers
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Human Rights in the Supply Chain

HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Supplier Training

HR5 Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Supplier Training

HR6 Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Supplier Training
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Worker Well-being at Suppliers

HR7 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
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Supplier Training
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Worker Well-being at Suppliers


Social: Society

SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Volunteerism
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Planet

SO3 Percentage of employees trained in organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Fostering a Culture of Achievement


Social: Product Responsibility

PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Design & Development
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Manufacturing

PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Design & Development


Apparel and Footwear Supplement

AF19 Practices to source safer alternative substances to those on the restricted substances list, including description of associated management systems
VFC.com: VF Corporation Restricted Substance List (RSL)
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – CHEM-IQSM

AF20 List of environmentally preferable materials used in apparel and footwear products
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Design and Development
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: Products – Materials

AF26 Policy on working hours, including definition of overtime, and actions to prevent excessive and forced overtime
2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Worker Well-being at Suppliers

AF33 Priorities in community investment strategy
• 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report: People – Communities