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GRI Index

Umicore has been applying the principles of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to its reporting framework since the publication of the 2005 Report to Shareholders and Society. The 2015 Annual Report has been aligned with the current GRI guidelines G3.1 to B+ level.

Core indicator
Additional indicator

Partially reported
Fully reported

1. General

GRI ReferenceIndicatorPage reference in Annual Report 2015
Strategy and analysis
1.1CEO and Chairman statement6-7
1.2Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.6-7; 34-37;
Corporate governance statements: G18

Organizational profile
2.1Name of the organizationFront cover
2.2Primary brands, products and services1; 5; 8-17;
2.3Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures1; 4-5; 8-17; Corporate governance statements: G2; Financial and economic statements: F5, F17
2.4Location of organization's headquartersInside back cover; back cover
2.5Number of countries where the organization operates and names of countries with major operations5;
Social statements: S2

2.6Nature of ownership and legal formBack cover
2.7Markets served1; 5; 8-17; 34-37
2.8Scale of the organization4-5;
Social statements: S2;
Financial and economic statements: consolidated balance sheet

2.9Significant changes in size, structure or ownership4-5; 6-7; 14-15;
Social statements: S2;
Financial and economic statements: consolidated balance sheet

2.10Awards received in 2015

17; 20;
Social statements: S4;

Report parameters
3.1Reporting periodFront cover; Inside front cover; 192;
Environmental statements E2

3.2Date of most recent reportAnnual reports
3.3Reporting cycleFront cover; Inside front cover;
Annual reports

3.4Contact points for questions regarding the report or its contentInside back cover;

3.5Process for defining report content192;
Corporate governance statements: Stakeholder engagement

3.6Boundary of the report192;
Social statements: S1, S8, S9, S10;
Environmental statements: E1, E3, E8, E9

3.7Limitations on the scope or boundary of the report192;
Social statements: S1, S8, S9, S10;
Environmental statements: E1, E3, E8, E9

3.8Basis for reporting on joint ventures & subsidiaries192;
Social statements: S1;
Environmental statements: E1;
Financial and economic statements: F17;
Corporate governance statements: G24

3.9Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations192;
Social statements: S1-S10;
Environmental statements: E1-E10;
Financial and economic statements: F1

3.10Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reason for such re-statement192;
Social statements: S1, S9, S10;
Environmental statements: E1;
General management approach

3.11Significant changes from previous reporting period in scope, boundary or measurement192;
Social statements: S1, S8, S9, S10;
Environmental statements: E1, E2, E3

3.12GRI Index192;
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General management approach; Supervision and compliance

Governance, commitments and engagement
4.1Governance structure of the organizationCorporate governance statements: G2, G4, G5;
General management approach

4.2Non-executive status of Chairman176;
Corporate governance statements: G2

4.3Number, gender and status of Board members as independent and executive / non-executive176-177;
Corporate governance statements: G2, G4

4.4Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations to the Board

Corporate governance statements: G3, G9, G10, G11, G21;
Corporate Governance Charter;
Code of Conduct

4.5Linkage between compensation and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance)

Corporate governance statements: G12-G15;
Corporate Governance Charter;
Code of Conduct

4.6Processes in place to ensure conflicts of interest are avoidedCorporate governance statements: G7, G9-G11;
Corporate Governance Charter;
Code of Conduct

4.7Process for determining the qualifications or expertise of the members of the highest governance bodyCorporate Governance Charter
4.8Internal guidelines and policiesCorporate governance statements: G1; G9;
The Umicore Way;
Corporate Governance Charter;
Code of Conduct

4.9Procedures for identifying risks and opportunitiesCorporate governance statements: G16-G18
4.10Process for evaluating the Board's own performanceCorporate governance statements: G4, G5;
Corporate Governance Charter

4.11Explanation of how the precautionary principle is addressedCorporate governance statements: G16, G18
4.12Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorsesCOSO; OECD Guidelines; ILO Human Rights; Responsible Care; SRI; FTSE; GRI
4.13Membership of industry associationsCorporate governance statements: G25
4.14List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organizationCorporate governance statements: G19-G26
4.15Basis for identification and selection of stakeholdersCorporate governance statements: Stakeholder engagement, G19-G26; Approach to Stakeholder engagement
4.16Approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagementCorporate governance statements: Stakeholder engagement, G19-G26; Approach to Stakeholder engagement
4.17Key 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 reportingCorporate governance statements: Stakeholder engagement;
General management approach;
Approach to Stakeholder engagement

Disclosure on management approach
Disclosures on management approach

2. Economic

3. Environmental

4. Labour practices and decent work

5. Human Rights

6. Society

7. Product responsibility