GRI Content Index

GRI Content Index
           
GRI Indicators Location Explanation Status UNGC
           
           
           
1. Strategy and analysis        
1.1 Foreword by the Chairman of the Board of Management p. 2   Fully reported  
1.2 Key impacts, risks and opportunities pp. 8 –10, pp. 104 –113   Fully reported  
           
2. Organizational profile        
2.1 Name of the organization   LANXESS AG Fully reported  
2.2 Primary brands, products or services Segment overview, inside front cover; pp. 57 – 58   Fully reported  
2.3 Operational structure, business units p. 57, pp. 149 –150   Fully reported  
2.4 Location of the organization’s headquarters   Cologne, Germany Fully reported  
2.5 Countries where the organization operates pp. 58 – 59, lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/sites-worldwide/   Fully reported  
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form p. 57   Fully reported  
2.7 Markets p. 65, pp. 75 – 79   Fully reported  
2.8 Scale of the organization Table of key data, inside front cover; p. 38   Fully reported  
2.9 Significant changes in the organization’s size, structure or ownership p. 57, pp. 149 –150   Fully reported  
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period p. 18, p. 19, p. 24, p. 28, p. 53, p. 91   Fully reported  
           
3. Report parameters        
3.1 Reporting period p. 188   Fully reported  
3.2 Date of most recent previous report   2013 Fully reported  
3.3 Reporting cycle p. 188   Fully reported  
3.4 Contact point regarding the report Masthead   Fully reported  
3.5 Process of defining report content pp. 17 –18   Fully reported  
3.6 Boundary of the report pp. 149 –150, p. 188   Fully reported  
3.7 Limitations on the scope or boundary of the report p. 38, p. 188   Fully reported  
3.8 Joint ventures, subsidiaries, outsourced operations pp. 136 –137, p. 188   Fully reported  
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations p. 38, pp. 143 –146, p. 188   Fully reported  
3.10 Effects of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports p. 38, p. 136   Fully reported  
3.11 Changes in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report p. 38, p. 57, pp. 149 –150   Fully reported  
3.12 GRI Content Index pp. 192 –197   Fully reported  
3.13 External assurance for the report pp. 190 –191   Fully reported  
           
4. Governance, commitments and engagement        
4.1 Governance structure of the organization p. 14   Fully reported 1–10
4.2 Independence of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board pp. 118 –119   Fully reported 1–10
4.3 Independent members of highest governance body Not applicable, see p. 118   Fully reported 1–10
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body p. 19, p. 27, p. 50, pp. 120 –121   Fully reported 1–10
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance and management bodies and the organization’s performance p. 27, pp. 93 – 95   Fully reported 1–10
4.6 Processes in place to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided pp. 15 –16   Fully reported 1–10
4.7 Qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization’s strategy on economic, environmental and social topics p. 3, lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/management/board-of-management/   Fully reported 1–10
4.8 Mission, values, codes of conduct and principles pp. 14 –16, p. 68   Fully reported 1–10
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization’s economic, environmental and social performance pp. 7– 8, pp. 14 –16   Fully reported 1–10
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance with respect to economic, environmental and social performance pp. 93 – 95   Fully reported  
4.11 Explanation of how the precautionary principle is addressed pp. 66 – 67, pp. 101 –104   Fully reported 7
4.12 Participation in and endorsement of externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles or other initiatives p. 16   Fully reported 1–10
4.13 Important memberships p. 16, p. 63   Fully reported 1–10
4.14 List of stakeholder groups pp. 17–18   Fully reported  
4.15 Basis for identification of stakeholder groups pp. 17–18   Fully reported  
4.16 Engagement of stakeholder groups pp. 17–19, p. 65   Fully reported  
4.17 Response to key topics and concerns raised by stakeholder groups pp. 17–19   Fully reported  
           
Economic performance indicators
  Management approach pp. 6 –11, pp. 40 – 43     1, 4, 6, 7
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed p. 40, p. 82, pp. 89 – 90, p. 130   Fully reported  
EC2 Financial implications of climate change pp. 8 –11   Fully reported 7
EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined-benefit plan obligations p. 27, p. 90   Fully reported  
EC4 Financial assistance received from government     Not reported  
EC6 Selection of locally based suppliers p. 63   Partly reported  
EC7 Hiring of local human resources pp. 20 – 22, p. 24   Fully reported 6
EC8 Infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit p. 21, pp. 40 – 43   Fully reported  
           
Environmental performance indicators
  Management approach pp. 14 –16, pp. 30 – 33, pp. 36 – 37, p. 39, p. 63     7, 8, 9
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume p. 63   Partly reported 8
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials   Not relevant as LANXESS cannot use any significant quantities of recycled input materials in the manufacture of its products. Fully reported 8 – 9
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements p. 33 Quantifies all savings achieved by investments made as part of our LEEP project; efficiency enhancements resulting from modernization measures etc. were not taken into account. Fully reported 8 – 9
EN6 Initiatives to increase energy efficiency or based on renewable energies p. 33, pp. 65 – 66, green-mobility.com/en/home/, webmagazin.lanxess.de/nimms-leicht/nimms-leicht.html (German only)   Fully reported 8 – 9
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved p. 33   Fully reported 8 – 9
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source p. 36, p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN11 Land in or adjacent to protected areas p. 32   Partly reported 8
EN12 Impacts on biodiversity in protected areas     Fully reported 8
EN13 Habitats protected or restored p. 32   Partly reported 8
EN16 Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight pp. 33 – 35, p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN17 Other relevant greenhouse gas emissions by weight p. 36   Partly reported 8
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions pp. 33 – 35   Fully reported 7 – 9
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN20 NOX, SOX and other air emissions by type and weight p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN21 Total water discharge p. 36, p. 38   Fully reported 8
EN22 Quantity of waste by type and disposal method pp. 37– 38   Fully reported 8
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills   1. During repair work to a corroded flange in Kallo, Belgium, around 220 m³ of sulfuric acid leaked and were contained by the safety pit.

2. Following a leak in a heat exchanger in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, around 39 tons of chloromethane and ethylene were released. They were burned off from the flare stack in accordance with regulations. The presence of small amounts of oil in the mixture gave a bluish color to the smoke from the flare stack, causing unease among the neighboring population. In all cases, the necessary legal and safety engineering measures were taken.
Fully reported  
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts p. 31, p. 36, lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/megatrends/water/   Partly reported 7 – 9
EN27 Reclaiming of packaging materials     Not reported 8 – 9
EN28 Fines for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations     Not reported 8
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce p. 35   Fully reported 8
           
Labor practices and decent work
  Management approach p. 14, p. 19, pp. 22 – 24, pp. 28 – 29, p. 39     1, 3, 6
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, region and gender p. 25, pp. 90 – 91 • 17,344 employees (14,140 men and 3,204 women) have permanent employment contracts.
 • 819 employees (575 men and 244 women) have temporary employment contracts.
 • 16,821 employees (13,929 men and 2,892 women) have full-time positions. • 1,342 employees (786 men and 556 women) have part-time positions.
Fully reported  
LA2 Employee turnover by age group, gender and region p. 20, pp. 90 – 91   Fully reported 6
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees pp. 26 – 27, pp. 91– 92   Fully reported  
LA4 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements p. 27   Fully reported 1, 3
LA5 Minimum notice periods regarding significant operational changes p. 27   Fully reported 3
LA6 Workforce representation in health and safety committees     Not reported 1
LA7 Injuries, occupational diseases and work-related accidents pp. 29 – 30, p. 38, p. 93   Partly reported 1
LA8 Measures regarding serious diseases pp. 26 – 27, p. 29   Partly reported 1
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions pp. 26 – 27   Fully reported 1
LA10 Hours of training per employee pp. 22 – 23   Partly reported  
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning pp. 22 – 24   Fully reported  
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews pp. 22 – 23   Partly reported  
LA13 Composition of governance bodies p. 3, p. 25, pp. 122 – 123   Partly reported 1, 6
LA14 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men     Not reported 1, 6
LA15 Take-up of parental leave, by gender p. 26   Fully reported  
           
Human rights
  Management approach pp. 14 –16, p. 19, pp. 24 – 27, p. 63     1– 6
HR1 Investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening   All acquisitions of companies or interests in companies are subject to a careful due diligence process to ensure that human rights are also respected by the target company. Significant suppliers of goods and services are regularly the subject of supplier assessments that include aspects such as compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which also covers human rights. In fiscal 2013, we received no reports or other indications of human rights violations by our suppliers. Fully reported 1– 6
HR2 Percentage of suppliers and contractors that have undergone human rights screening p. 16, p. 63   Fully reported 1– 6
HR3 Employee training on human rights aspects   We do not implement training dedicated to the topic of human rights. In our view, the principles set forth in human rights are so firmly anchored in LANXESS’s corporate culture that no further training appears to be necessary. There was no statistical measurement of the amount of time devoted to the topic of human rights in general compliance training. Fully reported 1– 6
HR4 Incidents of discrimination and actions taken   We have received no reports nor are we aware of any systematic discrimination of employees by LANXESS with regard to race, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, union membership or political opinion. In individual cases, misconduct by employees in respect of colleagues or third parties was reported. We will never tolerate such misconduct, if verifiable, and it will always result in disciplinary sanctions up to and including dismissal. Such incidents are processed decentrally at LANXESS and there is no central reporting system. Fully reported 1, 2, 6
HR5 Violation of the right to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining     Not reported 1– 3
HR6 Principles and measures to eliminate child labor   The LANXESS Group does not use child labor. By accepting our Supplier Code of Conduct, suppliers also undertake not to use child labor. Significant suppliers of goods and services are regularly the subject of supplier assessments that include aspects such as compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct. We have received no reports or other indications of the use of child labor by our suppliers. Fully reported 1, 2, 5
HR7 Principles and measures to eliminate forced or compulsory labor   The LANXESS Group does not use forced or compulsory labor. By accepting our Supplier Code of Conduct, suppliers also undertake not to use forced or compulsory labor. Significant suppliers of goods and services are regularly the subject of supplier assessments that include aspects such as compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct. We have received no reports or other indications of the use of forced or compulsory labor by our suppliers. Fully reported 1, 2, 4
HR8 Security personnel training   LANXESS does not employ its own security personnel at its sites but procures security services from specialized external providers. They, like all our suppliers, are subject to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which also covers human rights. Fully reported 1, 2
HR9 Violations involving rights of indigenous people   In fiscal 2013, we received no reports or other indications of cases involving the violation of indigenous rights. Fully reported 1, 2
HR10 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments   Our global Compliance Management System (CMS) covers all of LANXESS’s business activities. Like all LANXESS’s business entities, the CMS itself is subject to internal and external audits. On account of the full integration of our CMS in the LANXESS organization, all business activities are subject to permanent compliance monitoring, which also covers the respect of human rights. In respect of our suppliers, LANXESS is actively involved in the Tf S (Together for Sustainability) initiative, which was established and is operated by a number of major chemical companies. Respect for human rights is one of the main objectives and criteria of the supplier evaluations and audits that are jointly performed by this initiative. Fully reported  
HR11 Number of grievances related to human rights filed   In fiscal 2013, we received no reports or other indications of grievances related to human rights. Fully reported  
           
Society
  Management approach pp. 14 –16, p. 18, pp. 40 – 43,
lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/public-affairs/
     
SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs pp. 40 – 43   Fully reported  
SO2 Business units analyzed for risks related to corruption   The analysis and monitoring of risks related to corruption are the responsibility of our Internal Auditing Group Function. Various analytical approaches and scopes are applied:
1. Assessment of the risk of exposure to corruption and general monitoring of the internal control system: all business units
2. Transaction monitoring to ensure compliance with company regulations with an influence on the prevention of corruption in the standard SAP system: approximately 80% of all transactions
3. Dedicated corruption scans in seven countries which Transparency International deems to be particularly at risk: approximately 20% of all transactions
Fully reported  
SO3 Percentage of employees trained in anti-corruption policies and procedures   LANXESS applies a risk-oriented training concept. Corruption training targets exposed professional groups and countries. The proportion of employees from the total workforce who have received classroom-based training is around 15%. Fully reported 10
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption   In fiscal 2013, we received no reports or other indications of cases of active corruption by LANXESS employees. In individual cases of verifiable corruption of LANXESS employees (passive corruption), we take disciplinary action (usually dismissal) and, if the legal chances of success are high enough, initiate civil damage claims (damages and criminal litigation). In fiscal 2013, we recorded a single-digit number of cases of passive corruption. Fully reported 10
SO5 Public policy positions and lobbying p. 18,
lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/public-affairs/
  Fully reported 1–10
SO8 Penalties for non-compliance with laws and regulations     Not reported  
SO9 Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities pp. 32 – 35, pp. 106 –107   Fully reported  
SO10 Prevention and mitigation measures implemented pp. 32 – 37   Fully reported  
           
Product responsibility
  Management approach pp. 14 –16, pp. 28 – 31     1, 8
PR1 Health and safety impacts during product life cycles pp. 28 – 32, p. 63, pp. 65 – 67   Fully reported 1
PR3 Type of product and service information required by legislation pp. 30 – 31   Fully reported 8
PR4 Incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information   At the present time, neither our compliance organization nor the Internal Auditing Group Function yet has a system for recording such cases. We met the labeling and reporting deadlines resulting from the REACH and GHS regulations for all affected substances in our portfolio. Fully reported 8
PR5 Customer satisfaction including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction pp. 17–18   Fully reported  
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to advertising   Our communication and marketing activities comply with the relevant laws and regulations, our corporate values and the Code for Legal Compliance and Corporate Responsibility at LANXESS. The same applies to product marketing and advertising. Fully reported  
PR8 Complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data   In fiscal 2013, we received no reports or other indications of complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. Fully reported 1
PR9 Fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services     Not reported