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Data collection and reporting procedures


Our Data Collection Processes

At the outset of our sustainable development journey, we focused on establishing the right performance indicators for our global business, and developing robust methods for measuring progress towards targets in a meaningful way. Our aim is to do what we do well and therefore the scope of performance reporting both from an issue and geographical perspective has expanded since we started reporting.



As a key part of the development of our data collection system, we developed a thorough set of procedures setting out our processes for the collection of data in the areas of environment, safety and human resources. Since 2005, data for the measurement of performance against each of our quantitative indicators has been collected and collated through our global web-based reporting tool. To answer the new regulatory obligations resulting from the French “Grenelle II de l'Environnement” law, under which French companies must publish environmental and social data and have it checked by an external third party, a new, more user-friendly reporting platform for the Group’s units has been rolled out in 2012.


Key Performance Indicators

Each of the indicators included in our reporting has been selected in line with our key focus areas, and has been selected and developed in conjunction with key personnel within the business. At the start of our SD reporting, working groups were actioned with identifying the key performance indicators for environmental and safety performance and developing guidance applicable to our global operations. In each case, the indicator selection was focused on those issues of key relevance to our business operations. The guidelines set by the United Nations’ Global Report Initiative (GRI)(1) and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the global framework for reporting energy and CO2 emissions, have also been factored into our process.

(1) The GRI is an independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines; started in 1971, it is an official collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The table below details which of the indicators we have included in the scope of our reporting, and where our performance against these core indicators can be found in this report. Further information on the scope of each of the GRI indicators can be found at www.globalreporting.org


GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE REPORT CONTENTIMERYS' RESPONSE
1. Strategy and Analysis
1.1 Statement from most senior decision-maker

1.2 Key impacts, risks and opportunities
Message from the chairpmpan & CEO on page 1 of the 2011 SD Report

Pages 2-5 of the 2011 SD Report and pages 121 & 122 of the 2012 Registration Document (pages 108 to 113).
2. Organizational Profile
2.1 – 2.10 Organizational Profile2012 Registration Document - Chapter 1 (pages 4-50)
3. Report Parameters
3.1 - 3.4 Report Profile

3.5 – 3.11 Report Scope and Boundary

3.12 GRI Content Index



3.13 Assurance
Described in the 2011 SD Report.

Imerys website

This table fulfils the requirement of the G3 Guidelines of the GRI to include a summary of the locations of each of the necessary Standard Disclosures

The statement from Imerys’ external insurers on the 2012 data is on pages 141 and 142 of the 2012 Registration Document. In 2009 and 2010 data have been verified by the Group's internal control department. The statement from Imerys’ external insurers on the 2011 data is available on this site (click here).
4. Governance, Commitments and Engagement
4.1 – 4.10 Governance






4.11 – 4.13 Commitments to External Initiatives

4.14 – 4.17 Stakeholder Engagement
Governance & Ethics section (pages 9 to 11) of the 2011 SD Report and pages 69-126 of 2012 Registration Document, and/ or Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance information published on our website.

This is an area for future development

Some aspects of the requirements in this area are covered in the Community section (p. 30-31) of the 2011 SD Report and page 133 of the 2012 Registration Document. The corporate website develops numerous examples
Management Approach Disclosures for each Indicator Category
Sections outlining Imerys’ management approach to each of the Indicator Categories required are included reporting the methodology sections of this website (classified by category). Detailed information on Imery’s management approach to economic aspects is provided in the 2012 Registration Document.
Economic Performance Indicators
Data associated with EC1 is contained in this report, and further detail on this and other economic indicators including EC3 is provided in the scope of Imerys’ 2012 Registration Document.
Environmental Performance Indicators
We have included all core GRI G3 indicators that we believe are material to our business. Quantitative information is included for EN3 & 4 (Energy), EN 8 (Water Use), EN11 (Biodiversity), EN16 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions), EN22 (Waste) and EN28 (Compliance). Descriptive information is included for EN21 (Wastewater) and EN23 (Spills). Updated key performance indicators are presented on page 33 of the 2011 SD Report and pages 127 to 133 of the 2012 Registration Document as well as on the indicators sections of this site.
Social Performance Indicators: Labour Practices and Decent Work
Quantitative data for indicators LA1 (workforce) and LA7 (fatality, injury and lost-days) is provided in the Health & Safety section (page 21 to 24) of the 2011 SD Report and pages 132 to 138 of the 2012 Registration Document. Qualitative information on LA3 (benefits) and LA10 (training) is provided in the Human Resources section of the 2012 Registration Document (pages 134 to 138). Updated key performance indicators are presented on pages 122 to 138 of the 2012 Registration Document as well as on the indicators sections of this site.
Social Performance Indicators: Human Rights
Information on our policies and procedures relating to Human Rights is presented in the Governance & Ethics and Human Resources sections of the 2011 SD Report of and the 2012 Registration Document. Imerys recognises that introducing key performance indicators in this area is an opportunity for future development
Social Performance Indicators: Society
Qualitative information relating to SO1 (Community initiatives and management) is presented in the Community section of the 2011 SD Report (pages 30-31) and developed on the community relations section of this website.
Social Performance Indicators: Product Responsibility
Qualitative information on indicator PR1 (Consideration of health and safety impacts of products throughout the life cycle) is provided in the section on Imerys’ Product Stewardship Program in the Health section of the 2011 SD Report (page 24).

We monitor the rollout of our three-year plan for Sustainable Development through performance indicators defined by internal experts.

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Environnemental Indicators Reporting

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Energy & CO2 Indicators Reporting

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Safety Indicators Reporting

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