Report why the Aspect is material. Report the impacts that make this Aspect material.
Describe why the Aspect is material. As a minimum, this includes information on the organization’s impacts, whether positive or negative, related to that Aspect. For additional Guidance on how to identify material Aspects, see the Guidance for G4-18.Describe any processes the organization used to identify its actual or potential impacts, such as due diligence.References
Report how the organization manages the material Aspect or its impacts.
Provide sufficient information for report users to understand the organization’s approach to managing the material Aspect and its impacts.Describe whether the management approach is intended to avoid, mitigate, or remediate negative impacts, or enhance positive impacts. If there are material Aspects for which the organization does not have a management approach, identify any plans to implement a management approach, or the reasons for not having one.Describe the components of the management approach. Although the following Guidance is not exhaustive or absolute, management approach components may include (in no particular order):
PoliciesProvide information about policies that are used to guide the organization’s approach to managing the material Aspect. This may include an abstract, summary, or link to the publicly-available policies that cover the material Aspect. Provide the following information about these policies:
CommitmentsProvide a statement of intent to manage the impacts for the material Aspect.Where no such statement is available describe:
Goals and targetsDescribe:
For Guidance on disclosing the highest governance body’s responsibilities see section ‘Governance’ under General Standard Disclosures.ResourcesIdentify the resources allocated for managing the material Aspect, such as financial, human or technological, and explain the rationale for the allocation.Specific actionsIdentify specific actions related to the material Aspect and explain actions taken to achieve goals and targets. Specific actions may include:
For each of the specific actions identified, the organization may consider explaining:
Describe actions taken to identify and adjust the organization’s procurement practices that cause or contribute to negative impacts in the supply chain, including:
The procurement practices that cause or contribute to negative impacts in the supply chain may include:
Describe policies and practices used to select locally-based suppliers, either organization-wide or for specific locations.Explain the rationale and methodology for tracing the source, origin, or production conditions of raw materials and production inputs purchased, if applicable.Describe policies and practices used to promote economic inclusion when selecting suppliers.Forms of economic inclusion may include:
Report the evaluation of the management approach, including:
When disclosing the evaluation of its management approach, an organization may focus its explanation on three items: