GRI Content Index

This report has been prepared in accordance with the comprehensive option of the Global Reporting Initiative Standards.

Inditex adheres to the United Nations Global Compact since 2001. In the GRI Content Index of this Report, which also doubles as a Report on Progress, the different parts of the document related to each of the Global Compact principles are indicated.

The following principles for defining report content included in the GRI Standard 101: Foundation 2016 have been used for the elaboration of this report:

  • Stakeholder inclusiveness: Inditex identifies and keeps a constant dialogue with its stakeholders. By doing this, the Group is able to describe its further response to its stakeholders’ expectations and interests.
  • Sustainability context: Inditex contributes, or pretends to do so in the future, to the improvement of the economic, environmental and social trends, advances and conditions, at a local, regional or global level, all of them interconnected.
  • Materiality: Inditex covers those aspects and indicators which best reflect the organisation’s most significant social, environmental and economic impacts, or those which could be substantially influential on its stakeholders’ evaluations and decisions.
  • Completeness: the scope of the material topics Inditex is using and the definition of the information’s boundary must be enough to reflect the social, economic and environmental significant impacts and to allow that stakeholders are able to evaluate the Group’s performance during the fiscal year.

A selection of 20 of the GRI contents identified in the materiality analysis carried out by Inditex were analysed by KPMG auditors, pursuant to regulation ISAE 3000. These contents can be found in the GRI Content Index and are marked with this symbol:

Global Compact Principles

  • Principle 1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed Human Rights.
  • Principle 2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Principle 3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • Principle 4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
  • Principle 5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
  • Principle 6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Principle 7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Principle 8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Principle 9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Principle 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.