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Annual GRI Review

22/09/2015 - Sustainability news

Last year for our 2015 Annual Report we used the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Aspects and Indicators framework for the first time. For those that aren’t familiar with GRI, the framework basically gives companies the ability to select the things that really matter to their stakeholders, and then to accurately report against those using an international series of reporting aspects and initiatives.

We received some excellent feedback on our Annual Report last year, including recognition in the Towards Transparency, Best-practice sustainability reporting in New Zealand 2015 Report, and we are looking to continue using the GRI framework in order to make sure our future Annual Reports cover off the things that really matter to our stakeholders.

To make sure we’ve got it right, some of the team here at Z took a look at the aspects we reported against last year, and we’re thinking about making a few changes.

As our stakeholders, we want to hear from you to know what you think. Does the list below cover off the things you’d expect to see from Z? Is there anything missing that you’d like to see covered off?

Please flick us an email with your thoughts to: sustainability@z.co.nz

What Matters GRI Aspect Indicator  
World class Kiwi company Economic performance EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed  
  Compliance SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations new
Options for the future Economic performance EC2 Finanical Implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation's activities due to climate change
  Fossil Fuel Substitutes OG14 Volume of biofuels produced and purchased meeting sustainability criteria new
Customer Experience Product and Service Labelling PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction about the organisation as a whole and major product or service categories
Health, Safety, Security and Environment Effluents and Waste EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills
  Occupational Health and Safety LA5 % of total workforce representated in formal joint management worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programmes
    LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work related fatalities by gender
  Asset Integrity and Process Safety OG13 Number of process safety events, by business activity new
Sustainability Energy EN3 Energy consumption within the organisation
    EN6 Reduction of energy consumption
  Water EN10 % and total volume of water recycled and reused
  Effluents and Waste EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method
  Emissions EN15 Direct GHG emissions scope 1
    EN16 Indirect GHG emissions scope 2
    EN17 Other indirect GHG emissions scope 3
    EN18 GHG emissions intensity new
    EN19 Reduction of GHG emissions
  Transport EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organisations operations, and transporting members of the workforce
  Suppliers EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
Community Economic Performance EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed including to community groups
  Local Communities SO1 % of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmes
Our people Employment LA1 Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group and gender
    LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees new
    LA3 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender
  Diversity and Equal Opportunity LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity
  Equal Remuneration LA13 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category
  Training and Education LA10 Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings
    LA11 % of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and employee category