GRI G4 Content Index

Chocolats Halba’s Sustainability Report 2016 was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4), and the G4 Sector Disclosures for the food processing sector. We chose to apply the guidelines at a “core” level.

Fully reported
Partially reported
Not reported
n / a Not applicable
CoC Code of Conduct

GRI G4

Description

Status

Page

Ref.

General Standard Disclosures

The page numbers refer to the PDF document of the sustainability report 2016.

Strategy and Analysis

G4-1

Statement of the Chairman

56

G4-2

Description of key sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities

1621

Organisationsprofil

G4-3

Name of the organization

7

G4-4

Primary brands, products and services

89, 72

G4-5

Location of headquarters

9

G4-6

Number of countries where the company operates

9

G4-7

Nature of ownership and legal form

1213

G4-8

Markets served

9

G4-9

Scale of the organization

9, 11, 58, 68

1)

G4-10

Structure of employees in the organization

58, 59, 94

G4-11

Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

60

G4-12

Description of the organization’s supply chain

10

G4-13

Significant changes during the reporting period

13, 68

Commitments to external initiatives

G4-14

Precautionary approach or principle

6061

G4-15

Externally developed economic, environmental and social charts, principles or other initiatives
to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses

14, 17, 18, 20

G4-16

Membership of associations

14

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

G4-17

Entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents

12

2)

G4-18

Defining report content

17, 20

G4-19

Material aspects

20, 21

G4-20

The aspect boundary within the organization

20

G4-21

The aspect boundary outside the organization

20

G4-22

Effect of restatements of information provided in previous reports

19, 20, 21

G4-23

Significant changes from previous reporting periods

19, 20, 21

Stakeholder Engagement

G4-24

List of stakeholder groups

17, 19

3)

G4-25

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders

17, 19

4)

G4-26

Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement

17, 19

G4-27

Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement

17, 19, 20, 21

Report Profile

G4-28

Reporting period

4

G4-29

Date of most recent previous report

5)

G4-30

Reporting cycle

6)

G4-31

Contact point for questions on the report or its contents

102

G4-32

“In accordance” option chosen by the company

96101

G4-33

Assurance

7)

Governance

Governance structure and composition

G4-34

Governance structure of the organization

1213

8)

G4-35

Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics

1213

G4-36

Positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics

1213

G4-37

Consultation process between stakeholders and the highest governance body

14, 17, 19

G4-38

Report on the composition of the highest governance body and its committees

12

9)

G4-39

Independence of the highest governance body

10)

G4-40

Nomination and selection process

11)

G4-41

Process to avoid conflicts of interest

12)

Highest governance body’s role in setting purpose, values and strategy

G4-42

Highest governance body’s role in development, approval and updating of the organization’s
purpose, value, mission statements, etc.

Highest government body’s competencies and performance evaluation

G4-43

Measures concerning the highest governance body’s sustainability knowledge

G4-44

Evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance

Highest government body’s role in risk management

G4-45

Highest governance body’s role in the management of sustainability opportunities and risks

G4-46

Highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of risk management

G4-47

Frequency of the highest governance body’s review of sustainability opportunities and risks

Highest government body’s role in sustainability reporting

G4-48

Highest committee to approve the sustainability report

102

13)

Highest government body’s role in evaluating economic, environmental and social performance

G4-49

Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body

G4-50

Total number of critical concerns communicated to the highest governance body

Remuneration and incentives

G4-51

Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives

14)

G4-52

Process for determining remuneration

G4-53

Stakeholder’s views regarding remuneration

G4-54

Ratio of the highest annual total compensation to the median employee compensation

G4-55

Ratio of percentage increase of the compensation mentioned above

Ethics and Integrity

G4-56

Values, principles and behavioral standards of the organization

9, 12, 18

G4-57

Mechanisms of advice lines on ethical and lawful behavior

G4-58

Mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior

Specific Standard Disclosures

Economic

Aspect: Economic Performance

G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

11

15)

G4-EC2

Financial implications, risks and opportunities due to climate change

38, 39, 40

G4-EC3

Coverage of benefit plan obligations

6061

G4-EC4

Financial assistance received from government

Aspect: Market Presence

G4-EC5

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage
at significant locations of operation

63

16)

G4-EC6

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation

57, 65

Aspect: Indirect Economic Impacts

G4-EC7

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported

G4-EC8

Indirect economic impacts

24, 26, 28, 29, 41
42, 43, 64, 68
8591

Aspect: Procurement Practices

G4-EC9

Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation

FP1

Percentage of purchased volume from suppliers compliant with company’s sourcing policy

18, 23

FP2

Percentage of purchase volume verified as in accordance with credible, internationally
recognized responsible production standards, broken down by standard

23, 25, 29, 30
31, 32, 92

Environmental

Aspect: Materials

G4-EN1

Materials used by weight or volume

92

G4-EN2

Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials

92

Aspect: Energy

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization

93, 47

G4-EN4

Energy consumption outside the organization

G4-EN5

Energy intensity

93, 47

G4-EN6

Reduction of energy consumption

93, 47

G4-EN7

Reduction in energy requirements of products and services

93, 47

Aspect: Water

G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source

93

G4-EN9

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused

Aspect: Biodiversity

G4-EN11

Operational sites in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

G4-EN12

Impacts of activities on biodiversity

39, 40

G4-EN13

Habitats protected or restored

G4-EN14

IUCN red list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

Aspect: Emissions

G4-EN15

Direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1)

93

G4-EN16

Indirect greenhouse gas emissions (scope 2)

93

G4-EN17

Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (scope 3)

93

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas emissions intensity

93

G4-EN19

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

93

G4-EN20

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances

G4-EN21

NOX, SOX and other significant air emissions

Aspect: Effluents and Waste

G4-EN22

Total water discharge by quality and destination

93

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

93, 55

G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills

G4-EN25

Handling of dangerous waste

G4-EN26

Water bodies significantly affected by the effluents

Aspect: Products and Services

G4-EN27

Impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services

4753, 7981

G4-EN28

Percentage of products sold and reclaimed packaging materials by category

Aspect: Compliance

G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions
for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Aspect: Transport

G4-EN30

Significant environmental impacts of transporting products, goods and materials

4750, 7981

Aspect: Overall

G4-EN31

Environmental protection expenditures and investments

Aspect: Supplier Environmental Assessment

G4-EN32

Percentage of new suppliers screened using environmental criteria

G4-EN33

Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply
chain and actions taken

4650, 5153,
2829

Aspect: Environmental Grievance Mechanisms

G4-EN34

Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through
formal grievance mechanisms

Social

Sub-Category: Labor Practices and Decent Work

Aspect: Employment

G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover, by age group, gender and region

G4-LA2

Benefits provided to full-time employees not provided to part-time employees

G4-LA3

Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender

Aspect: Labor / Management Relations

G4-LA4

Notice periods regarding operational changes

FP3

Percentage of working time lost due to industrial disputes, strikes and / or lock-outs, by country

Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety

G4-LA5

Percentage of workface represented on work committees

G4-LA6

Accidents, occupational illness, lost days and fatalities

94

G4-LA7

Workers with high incidence or high risk of illness

66

G4-LA8

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions

Aspect: Training and Education

G4-LA9

Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and employee category

57, 94

G4-LA10

Programs to ensure the continued employability

6465

G4-LA11

Performance review and development planning

6465

Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity

G4-LA12

Composition of governance bodies and employees per diversity aspects

94, 58, 63

Aspect: Equal Remuneration for Women and Men

G4-LA13

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

63

Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices

G4-LA14

Percentage of new suppliers screened using labor criteria

G4-LA15

Negative impact on labor practices in supply chain and actions taken

3337, 4143

Aspect: Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms

G4-LA16

Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through
formal grievance mechanisms

FP9

Percentage and total of animals raised and / or processed, by species and breed type

n / a

FP10

Policies and practices, by species and breed type, related to physical alterations
and the use of anaesthetic

n / a

FP11

Percentage and total of animals raised and / or processed, by species and breed type,
per housing type

n / a

FP12

Policies and practices on antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, hormone and / or growth
promotion treatments, by species and breed type

n / a

FP13

Total number of incidents of significant non-compliance with laws and regulations related
to transportation, handling and slaughter practices for live terrestrial and aquatic animals

n / a

Sub-Category: Human Rights

Aspect: Investment

G4-HR1

Significant investment agreements with clauses on human rights

G4-HR2

Employee training on human rights

17)

Aspect: Non-discrimination

G4-HR3

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

Aspect: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

G4-HR4

Operations and suppliers in which the right to collective bargaining may be violated or
at significant risk

Aspect: Child Labor

G4-HR5

Operations and suppliers identified as at risk of incidents of child labor

22, 2526
3032, 3337

Aspect: Forced or Compulsory Labor

G4-HR6

Operations and suppliers identified as at risk of incidents of forced or compulsory labor

22, 2526
3032, 3337

Aspect: Security Practices

G4-HR7

Training of security personnel in human rights

n / a

Aspect: Indigenous Rights

G4-HR8

Violations of the rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken

Aspect: Assessment

G4-HR9

Total number and percentage of operations subject to human rights reviews

2326, 28

Aspect: Supplier Human Rights Assessment

G4-HR10

Percentage of new suppliers screened using human rights criteria

G4-HR11

Negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

2326, 3032
3337, 4143

Aspect: Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms

G4-HR12

Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through
formal grievance mechanisms

Sub-Category: Society

Aspect: Local Communities

G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments,
and development programs

G4-SO2

Operations that may have negative impacts on local communities

Aspect: Anti-corruption

G4-SO3

Percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and risks identified

G4-SO4

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

G4-SO5

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

Aspect: Public Policy

G4-SO6

Total value of political contributions by country and recipient / beneficiary

Aspect: Anti-competitive Behavior

G4-SO7

Total number of legal actions against anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices
and their outcomes

Aspect: Compliance

G4-SO8

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for
non-compliance with laws and regulations

Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Impact on Society

G4-SO9

Percentage of new suppliers screened using criteria for impacts on society

G4-SO10

Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken

Aspect: Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society

G4-SO11

Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through
formal grievance mechanisms

Sub-Category: Product Responsibility

Aspect: Customer Health and Safety

G4-PR1

Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety
impacts are assessed for improvement

G4-PR2

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning
health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle

Aspect: Product and Service Labeling

G4-PR3

Principles and procedure for product labeling and percentage of products subject to this

G4-PR4

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes
concerning product and service information and labeling

G4-PR5

Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction

83

Aspect: Marketing Communications

G4-PR6

Sale of banned or disputed products

24, 3031, 5153

18)

G4-PR7

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes
concerning marketing communications, by type of outcomes

Aspect: Customer Privacy

G4-PR8

Total number of substantiated complaints of breaches of customer privacy and
loss of customer data

Aspect: Compliance

G4-PR9

Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning
the provision and use of products and services

FP5

Percentage of production volume manufactured on sites certified by an independent
third party according to internationally recognized food safety management standards

75

FP6

Percentage of total sales volume of consumer products, by product category, lower in
saturated fats, trans fats, sodium and added sugar

FP7

Percentage of total sales volume of consumer products, by product category, with
increased nutritious ingredients, such as fiber, vitamins, minerals or others

References

Page

  1)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

5

  2)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

2326, 3536 4041

  3)

See also: Chocolats Halba Sustainability Report 2012

(http://chocolatshalba.ch/files/chocolatshalba_2012/downloads/CH_NB_RZ_klein.pdf)

0, 7, 8

  4)

See also: Chocolats Halba Sustainability Report 2012

(http://chocolatshalba.ch/files/chocolatshalba_2012/downloads/CH_NB_RZ_klein.pdf)

0, 8

  5)

Chocolats Halba published its last sustainability report in 2014

  6)

Chocolats Halba publishes sustainability reports every two years that also include the key figures for intermediate years

  7)

GRI Materiality Disclosure Service

  8)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

5061

  9)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

50–64.

10)

The Chairman of the Coop Board of Directors is not also the Chair of the Coop Executive Committee.
See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

50 et seq.

11)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

50, 54, 55

12)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

50, 56

13)

Anton von Weissenfluh (Chocolats Halba), Coop Sustainability

14)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

59

15)

See also: Coop Group Annual Report 2016 (https://report.coop.ch/app/uploads/Coop_GB16_en.pdf)

88 et seq.

16)

See also: Coop Group collective bargaining agreement

1819

17)

In the course of the annual training on safety and hygiene at work, employees are also instructed in human rights topics.
Furthermore, every year a group of employees visits cocoa producers and learns about human rights issues during the trip.

18)

Palm oil, soya lecithin, hazelnuts, aluminum