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2011 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

GRI G3 Guidelines


Contents:

Standard Disclosures: Profile

1) About our company

GRI:
1.1

Director's Statement

Statement from the most senior decisionmaker of the organization (e.g., CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy.

The statement should present the overall vision and strategy for the short-term, medium-term (e.g., 3-5 years), and long-term, particularly with regard to managing the key challenges associated with economic, environmental, and social performance. The statement should include:

  • Strategic priorities and key topics for the short/medium-term with regard to sustainability, including respect for internationally agreed standards and how they relate to long-term organizational strategy and success;
  • Broader trends (e.g., macroeconomic or political) aff ecting the organization and influencing sustainability priorities;
  • Key events, achievements, and failures during the reporting period;
  • Views on performance with respect to targets;
  • Outlook on the organization’s main challenges and targets for the next year and goals for the coming 3-5 years; and
  • Other items pertaining to the organization’s strategic approach.




2) Organizational Profile

GRI:
2.1

Name of the organization


GRI:
2.2

Primary brands, products and/or services

Primary brands, products, and/or services. The reporting organization should indicate the nature of its role in providing these products and services, and the degree to which it utilizes outsourcing.

GRI:
2.3

Operational structure of the organization

including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures.


GRI:
2.4

Location of organization’s headquarters


GRI:
2.5

Locations

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.

GRI:
2.6

Nature of ownership and legal form


GRI:
2.7

Markets served

Including geographic breakdown, sectors served and types of customers/ beneficiaries).


GRI:
2.8

Scale of the reporting organization

Including:

  • Number of employees;
  • Number of operations;
  • Net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations);
  • Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organizations); and
  • Quantity of products or services provided. In addition to the above, reporting organizations are encouraged to provide additional information, as appropriate, such as:
  • Total assets;
  • Benefi cial ownership (including identity and percentage of ownership of largest shareholders); and
  • Breakdowns by country/region of the following:
    • Sales/revenues by countries/regions that make up 5 percent or more of total revenues;
    • Costs by countries/regions that make up 5 percent or more of total revenues; and
    • Employees.

GRI:
2.9

Significant changes during the reporting period

Regarding size, structure or ownership including:

  • The location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings and expansions; and
  • Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations).
GRI:
2.10

Awards received in the reporting period





3) Report Parameters - Report scope and boundary

GRI:
3.1

Reporting period for information provided


GRI:
3.2

Date of most recent previous report


GRI:
3.3

Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)


GRI:
3.4

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents


GRI:
3.5

Process for defining report content

Including:

  • Determining materiality;
  • Prioritizing topics within the report; and
  • Identifying stakeholders the organization expects to use the report.

GRI:
3.6

Boundary of the report


GRI:
3.7

Limitations

State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report.


GRI:
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.


GRI:
3.12

GRI Content Index





4) Governance, Commitments and Engagement

GRI:
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.

GRI:
4.2

Governance Chair

Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organization’s management and the reasons for this arrangement).

GRI:
4.3

Unitary boards

For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body who are independent and/or non-executive members.

GRI:
4.4

Shareholder involvement

Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.

Include reference to processes regarding:

  • The use of shareholder resolutions or other mechanisms for enabling minority shareholders to express opinions to the highest governance body; and
  • Informing and consulting employees about the working relationships with formal representation bodies such as organization level ‘work councils’, and representation of employees in the highest governance body. Identify topics related to economic, environmental, and social performance raised through these mechanisms during the reporting period.

GRI:
4.14

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.

Examples of stakeholder groups are:

  • Civil society;
  • Customers;
  • Local Communities;
  • Shareholders and providers of capital;
  • Suppliers; and
  • Employees, other workers, and their trade unions.

GRI:
4.15

Stakeholder identification

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.

This includes the organization’s process for defi ning its stakeholder groups, and for determining the groups with which to engage and not to engage.



Standard Disclosures: Performance Indicators

EN) Environmental


GRI:
EN1
EN2

Materials

  1. Materials used by weight or volume.
  2. Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.

GRI:
EN3
EN4

Energy

  1. Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.
  2. Indirect energy consumption by primary source.

GRI:
EN8

Water

  1. Total water withdrawal by source.

GRI:
EN16
EN17
EN18
EN22

Emmissions, Effluents and Waste

  1. Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
  2. Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
  3. Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
  4. Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.

GRI:
EN29

Transportation

  1. Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.



LA) Labor

GRI:
LA1
LA4

Employment

  1. Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
  2. Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.



SO) Society

GRI:
SO3

Ethics and Expectations

  1. Percentage of employees trained in organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures.



EC) Economic

GRI:
EC7

Market Presence

  1. Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at locations of significant operation.

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