G4-FOOD-PROCESSING

GRI Index for the Sustainability Report 2016

This page is the Table of Contents for the current reporting of the Uelzena Group. The indicators are based on essential aspects. Because the report was compiled following the option "In accordance - CORE" of the G4 Guidlines (GRI), not all indicators can be linked to the respective pasges and information.                       

See also: Materiality analysis

 

LEGEND: OMISSIONS, REMARKS AND REFERENCES

(1) A Standard Disclosure, part of a Standard Disclosure, or an Indicator is not applicable.

(2) The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints.

(3) There are specific legal prohibitions.

(4) The information is currently unavailable.

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GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES

ID

Link to page

Remarks

STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS

G4-1

Statement des CEO

PDF (in the German language)

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

G4-3

→ Uelzena eG

G4-5

Company headquarters

→ Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany

G4-6

Company profile: Competence in milk — and more

→ Operates in Germany, worldwide sourcing and sale of non-dairy products, however, with focus on Europe

G4-7

Achieving more together

→ Registered cooperative with nine members

G4-9

→ Total number of operations: 4 production sites (without MTW) and 1 distribution site

G4-10

Tackling changes together

(1) Sites are located within one region, therefore there is no breakdown of the total workforce by region

(1) "Permanent freelance" employees or employees of contract partners have no/only minor significance.

G4-11

(2) This information is confidential due to competition reasons based on a decision of the Board.

G4-13

→ No significant changes

G4-14

(4) Will be provided by 2017

G4-15

Ethical Trading Initiative p. 17, international sustainability standards p. 15, SEDEX membership p. 15; Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES

G4-17

Our sites

→ Entities of the Uelzena Group: Uelzena eG, Altmark-Käserei Uelzena GmbH, Hoche Butter GmbH, H. Schoppe & Schultz GmbH & Co. KG, WS Warmsener Spezialitäten GmbH, Trilactis GmbH

→ Shareholdings of 50 percent or less as well as non-operating entities are not listed.

G4-18

(4) Will be provided by 2017

G4-20

(4) Will be provided by 2017

G4-21

(4) Will be provided by 2017

G4-22

Succeeding - little by little

→ The report has been expanded.

G4-23

→ The Aspects "Animal Welfare", "Transport" and "Healthy and Affordable Food” were defined and classified as irrelevant. No other change in materiality matrix 2016 compared to 2015.

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

G4-25

(4) Will be provided by 2017

G4-26

Stakeholders: Good dialogue leads to success

→ The engagement takes place in established ways. Following the first sustainability report, focus discussions took place with all stakeholders in order to define how expectations can be met.

REPORT PROFILE

G4-28

Succeeding - little by little

→ Reporting period: 01.01.2016 bis 31.12.2016

G4-29

Succeeding - little by little

→ 01.07.2016

G4-30

Succeeding - little by little

→ Annually

G4-31

→ Contact: sustainability@uelzena.de

G4-32

Succeeding - little by little

→ The current report was compiled in based on the option ‘In accordance - CORE’ of the GRI 4 Guidelines.

By 2017, all requirements will be completely implemented.

G4-33

Certificate of an independent commercial audit

→ Internal review of the report, review of annual accounts and degree of achievement value by external auditors.

GOVERNANCE
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

G4-56

Sustainable acting with ethical responsibility

(4) The Code of Conduct of Uelzena eG was compiled in 2016 and adopted by Management Board and Supervisory Board.

SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES

ID

Link to page

Remarks

ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

G4-DMA

Responsibility by performance

(2) The information belongs to the action field company in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-EC1

Responsibility by performance

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

(4) See financial reporting for breakdown for EC1

UG-MG

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ This is an indicator unique to Uelzena.

UG-EK

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ This is an indicator unique to Uelzena.

PROCUREMENT PRACTICES

G4-DMA

(2) Information belongs to action fields products and regional responsibility in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

(4) The working group Sustainability has presented a draft for a management approach and sustainable sourcing policies. The Board will decide on that in 2017.

G4-EC9

We are passionate about Northern Germany

→ Review and expansion 2016: Apart from services, materials including packaging, dairy raw materials and non-dairy raw materials will be included.

MATERIALS

G4-DMA

(2) Information belongs to action fields products (sustainable sourcing) in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

(4) The working group Sustainability has presented a draft for a management approach and sustainable sourcing policies. The Board will decide on that in 2017.

G4-EN1

Products that convince

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ Information on the resources of natural gas and water are included in the Aspects energy and water.

→ Raw materials for MTW products were only included if provided by Uelzena.

→ No information is provided for adjuvant and process materials because the quantities sourced have been considered to be negligible.

G4-EN2

Products that convince

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

(1) The information "percentage of secondary raw materials used" does not make sense for agricultural raw materials and refers only to packaging material.

→ EN2 is a voluntary additional disclosure.

ENERGY

G4-DMA

Striving for efficiency

(2) The information belongs to the action field production in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-EN3

Striving for efficiency

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ Instead of total energy consumption, the energy input is stated: Purchased energy minus sold energy.

(4) Information currently not available include: consumption of energy for cooling, steam consumption as well as standards, methodologies, assumptions and sources of conversion factors used.

(1) There is only minor consumption of energy for heating which is not disclosed here.

G4-EN5

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ EN5 is a voluntary additional disclosure.

WATER

G4-DMA

Striving for efficiency

(2) The information belongs to the action field production in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-EN8

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

(4) Information on standards, methodologies and assumptions used will be provided by 2017

EMISSIONS

G4-DMA

Striving for efficiency

(2) The information belongs to the action field production in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-EN15

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

(1) This information will be provided by 2017: Standards, ethodologies, assumptions used, chosen consolidation approach for emissions, rationale for choosing the base year, context for any significant changes.

→ For information on emissions in the base year 2012, please refer to the sustainability report 2014.

G4-EN16

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ Uelzena combines the direct and indirect GHG emissions.

→ EN16 is a voluntary additional disclosure.

G4-EN18

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

→ Reference value: direct and indirect CO2 emissions in kg referred to the production quantity in kg

→ EN18 is a voluntary additional disclosure.

WASTEWATER AND WASTE

G4-DMA

Striving for efficiency

(2) The information belongs to the action field production in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-EN22

Three-year comparison: transparent figures

(2) The destination is confidential site-related information according to a decision by the Board. In principle, only Group information is disclosed.

(4) Information on standards, methodologies and assumptions used will be provided by 2017

G4-EN23

Three-year comparison: transparent figures

→ EN23 is a voluntary additional disclosure.

COMPLIANCE

G4-EN29

→ No fines in the reporting period

SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT IN TERMS OF ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS

G4-DMA

Products that convince

(2) The information belongs to the action field products in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

(4) The basic structure of the management approach was set up in 2016 and completed in 2017.

G4-EN32

(4) Will be provided by 2017

EMPLOYMENT

G4-DMA

Tackling changes together

(2) The information belongs to the action field employees in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-LA1

Tackling changes together

(1) All sites are within one region, therefore there is no breakdown of the total number of employees by region.

UG-BZ

Three-year comparison: transparent figures

→ This is an indicator unique to Uelzena.

UG-DA

Three-year comparison: transparent figures

→ This is an indicator unique to Uelzena.

EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

G4-LA4

→ Notice periods are regulated by law and in tariffs.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

G4-DMA

Tackling changes together

(2) The information belongs to the action field employees in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-LA6

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

(4) The following information is currently not collected because it is included in legal stipulations and reporting regulations: type of injury, injury rate, occupational disease rate, absentee rate and work-related fatalities, by gender and system of rules applied in recording and reporting accident statistics.

(1) All sites are within one region, therefore there is no breakdown of the total number of employees by region.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

G4-DMA

Tackling changes together

(2) The information belongs to the action field employees in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-LA9

Three-year comparison: Transparent figures

(1) It is not possible to break the information down by gender and staff category because of the type of data collection used. No change is intended because we do not expect to gain significant insights.

UG-AQ

Tackling changes together

→ This is an indicator unique to Uelzena.

SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT IN TERMS OF THEIR WORKING PRACTICES

G4-DMA

Products that convince

(2) The information belongs to the action field products in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

(4) The basic structure of the management approach was set up in 2016 and completed in 2017.

G4-LA14

(4) Will be provided by 2017

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

G4-DMA

We are passionate about Northern Germany

(2) The information belongs to the action field regional responsibility in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

G4-SO1

→ 100 percent of all sites implement sponsor programs.

→ Within the reporting period, local communities were included based on legal regulations concerning decisions and investment projects of the company.

→ For stakeholder engagement at all sites, see G4-26

→ There is frequent contact with local authorities and political bodies at all sites.

(4) This information will be collected by 2017: formal complaint process for local communities; works councils, committees on occupational safety and other employee representative bodies for handling impacts.

ANTI-CORRUPTION

G4-SO3

(4) Will be provided by 2017

ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR

G4-SO7

→ No legal actions

COMPLIANCE

G4-SO8

→ No violations

CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY

G4-4

Products that convince

(2) The information belongs to the action field products in which we combine several internal performance indicators in one achievement value. In 2016, the information was subjected to an independent audit.

(4) Management approach see quality management manual according to DIN ISO 9001:2008

G4-FP5

Quality assurance at its best

→ 100 percent of the production volume or all produciton ites, resp., have successfully been audited and recertified.

LABELLING OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

G4-DMA

→ Products are labelled according to legal requirements.

G4-PR3

→ All required information is mandatory and will be stated.

→ 100 percent

COMPLIANCE

G4-PR9

→ No Fines or Penalties