G3.1 Guidelines Cross Reference
Standard Disclosures: Profile
1) About our company
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 regards to managing the key challenges associated with economic, environmental, and social performance. The statement should include:
2) Organizational Profile
Name of the organization
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.
Operational structure of the organization
including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures.
Location of organization’s headquarters
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.
Nature of ownership and legal form
Including geographic breakdown, sectors served and types of customers/ beneficiaries).
Scale of the reporting organization
Significant changes during the reporting period
Awards received in the reporting period
3) Report Parameters - Report scope and boundary
Reporting period for information provided
Date of most recent previous report
Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
Process for defining report content
Boundary of the report
State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report.
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.
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).
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.
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4) Governance, Commitments and Engagement
Governance structure of the organization
Including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.
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).
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.
Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to
provide recommendations or direction to the
highest governance body.
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
Examples of stakeholder groups are:
Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders
with whom to engage.
Standard Disclosures: Performance Indicators
Emissions, Effluents & Waste
Products & Services
Local Community, Ethics and Expectations
To produce a regular sustainability report, organizations set up a reporting cycle – a program of data collection, communication, and responses. This means that their sustainability performance is monitored on an ongoing basis.
Data can be provided regularly to senior decision makers to shape the organization's strategy and policies, and improve performance.
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