Facts & figures

Global Compact

2016 Communication on progress in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact

We have been a UN Global Compact participant since 2005. As a signatory of the initiative, we commit ourselves to ten principles based on key UN conventions regarding human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption. At the same time, the UN Global Compact encourages its signatories to actively engage in propagating the principles within their own sphere of influence.

The following table presents the key measures we took in 2015 and 2016 to support and implement the principles of the Global Compact.

UNGC principles:

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

Relevant GRI indicators:

Reference:

Human rights

UNGC principles:

Principle 1:
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Performed human rights self-assessments across our sites
  • Conducted supplier assessments and audits under the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative
  • Donated 300 million praziquantel tablets to the World Health Organization for the treatment of the worm disease

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-HR2, G4-HR7, G4-HR8, G4-HR9, G4-HR12, G4-SO1, G4-SO2

UNGC principles:

Principle 2:
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Performed human rights self-assessments across our sites
  • Conducted CR audits of suppliers and collected supplier self-assessments
  • Conducted supplier assessments and audits under the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-HR1, G4-HR10–11

Labor standards

UNGC principles:

Principle 3:
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the rights to collective bargaining

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Conducted internal audits on workplace aspects of our Human Rights Charter
  • Performed human rights self-assessments at our sites
  • Conducted CR audits of suppliers and collected supplier self-assessments
  • Conducted supplier assessments and audits under the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-11, G4-HR4, G4-LA4

UNGC principles:

Principle 4:
Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Performed human rights self-assessments at our sites
  • Conducted internal audits on workplace aspects of our Human Rights Charter
  • Conducted CR audits of suppliers and collected supplier self-assessments
  • Conducted supplier assessments and audits under the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-HR6

UNGC principles:

Principle 5:
Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labor

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Performed human rights self-assessments at our sites
  • Conducted internal audits into workplace aspects of our Human Rights Charter
  • Conducted CR audits of suppliers and collected supplier self-assessments
  • Conducted supplier assessments and audits under the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative
  • Attended the Mica Summit on the mica supply chain in Delhi, India

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-HR5

UNGC principles:

Principle 6:
Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Conducted internal audits on workplace aspects of our Human Rights Charter
  • Reached our goal to increase percentage of leadership roles occupied by women; set new goal for 2021
  • Expanded internal diversity programs
  • Provided global SpeakUp Line for employees to report discrimination anonymously

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-10, G4-EC5–6, G4-LA1, G4-LA3, G4-LA9, G4-LA11–13, G4-HR3

Environment

UNGC principles:

Principle 7:
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Obtained Group certificate for environmental management
  • Annually reduced CO2 emissions (reduction target by 2020: 20% versus 2006 baseline)
  • Implemented more than 400 climate impact mitigation projects since 2012
  • New goal: Introduce sustainable water management system at high-use sites by 2020
  • Implemented measures to ensure product safety (such as , and our )
  • Develop and implement a Waste Score

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-EC2, G4-EN1, G4-EN3, G4-EN8, G4-EN15–17, G4-EN20–21, G4-EN27, G4-EN31

UNGC principles:

Principle 8:
Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Performed audits (energy man-agement) of 13 sites
  • Reduced average CO2 emissions of our business car fleet by 12% compared to 2013 (goal for 2020: 30% reduction); reduced maximum CO2 emissions for new company vehicles
  • Offered employees sustainable mobility options such as rental bicycles
  • Conducted internal and external audits
  • Performed energy checks at our sites
  • Labeled products
  • Took back packaging

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-EN1–34

UNGC principles:

Principle 9:
Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Performed product life cycle analyses
  • Developed sustainable products

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-EN6–7, G4-EN19, G4-EN27, G4-EN31

Anti-corruption

UNGC principles:

Principle 10:
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Key measures in 2015 and 2016:

  • Consolidated our antitrust and anti-competition principles into a single Group-wide guideline
  • Performed internal corruption audits
  • Reviewed standards of our business partners
  • Strategically reorganized our Group function Compliance
  • Trained employees on anti-corruption
  • Provided global SpeakUp Line for employees to report corruption anonymously
  • Published first EFPIA transparency report

Relevant GRI indicators:

G4-56–58, G4-SO3–SO6

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Compliance

Schistosomiasis
A parasitic disease spread in warm lakes and ponds by snails that serve as intermediate hosts.
ISO 14001
This international environmental management standard sets globally recognized requirements for an environmental management system.
REACH
A European Union chemical regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) that took effect on June 1, 2007. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals.
GHS
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals: An international standard system to classify chemicals that covers labeling as well as safety data sheets.
Global Product Strategy
An initiative of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) through which participating companies of the chemical industry make a commitment to comprehensive product responsibility.
ISO 50001
This international standard defines globally recognized requirements for energy management systems.
EHS
Environment, Health and Safety describes environmental management, health protection and occupational safety throughout the company.
Compliance
Adherence to laws and regulations as well as to voluntary codices that are internal to the Group. Compliance is a component of diligent corporate governance.