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  • 1. Strategy and analysis
  • 2. Organizational profile
  • 3. Report parameters
  • 4. Governance, commitments and engagement
  • Economic performance indicators
  • Environmental performance indicators
  • Labor practices and decent work
  • Human rights
  • Society
  • Product responsibility

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GRI Indicators Location Explanation Status
         
1. Strategy and analysis      
1.1 Foreword by the Chairman of the Board of Management pp. 4–7  
1.2 Key impacts, risks and opportunities p. 14,
pp. 127–133
 
         
2. Organizational profile      
2.1 Name of the organization   LANXESS AG
2.2 Primary brands, products or services Segment overview, inside front cover;
p. 80
 
2.3 Operational structure, business units p. 79,
pp. 165–167
 
2.4 Location of the organization’s headquarters   Leverkusen, Germany
2.5 Countries where the organization operates p. 80,
p. 81,
http://lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/sites-worldwide/
 
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form p. 79  
2.7 Markets pp. 91–92,
pp. 92–94,
p. 119
 
2.8 Scale of the organization Table of key data, inside front cover  
2.9 Significant changes in the organization’s size, structure or ownership p. 79,
pp. 165–167
 
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period p. 27,
p. 29,
p. 41
 
         
3. Report parameters      
3.1 Reporting period p. 202  
3.2 Date of most recent previous report   First report in accordance with GRI Guidelines
3.3 Reporting cycle p. 202  
3.4 Contact point regarding the report Masthead  
3.5 Process of defining report content pp. 39–40  
3.6 Boundary of the report pp. 165–167,
p. 202
 
3.7 Limitations on the scope or boundary of the report p. 202  
3.8 Joint ventures, subsidiaries, outsourced operations pp. 156–157,
p. 202
 
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations p. 59,
pp.163–164,
p. 202
 
3.10 Effects of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports pp. 58–59,
p. 156
 
3.11 Changes in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report p. 79,
pp. 165–167
 
3.12 GRI Content Index pp. 206–211  
3.13 External assurance for the report pp. 204–205  
         
4. Governance, commitments and engagement      
4.1 Governance structure of the organization p. 36,
p. 37
 
4.2 Independence of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board p. 138  
4.3 Independent members of highest governance body Not applicable,
see p. 138
 
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body p. 44,
p. 72,
p. 109,
p. 140
 
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance and management bodies and the organization’s performance pp. 48–49,
pp. 111–113
 
4.6 Processes in place to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided pp. 37–38  
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 pp. 8–9, http://lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/management/board-of-management/  
4.8 Mission, values, codes of conduct and principles pp. 36–37,
pp. 37–38,
p. 122
 
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization’s economic, environmental and social performance pp. 13–14,
pp. 36–38
 
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance with respect to economic, environmental and social performance pp. 111–113  
4.11 Explanation of how the precautionary principle is addressed pp. 120–121,
pp. 126–127
 
4.12 Participation in and endorsement of externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles or other initiatives pp. 38–39  
4.13 Important memberships pp. 38–39  
4.14 List of stakeholder groups p. 39  
4.15 Basis for identification of stakeholder groups pp. 39–40  
4.16 Engagement of stakeholder groups pp. 39–40,
p. 44,
p. 45
 
4.17 Response to key topics and concerns raised by stakeholder groups pp. 39–40,
p. 44,
p. 45
 
         
Economic performance indicators      
  Management approach pp. 12–17,
pp. 62–65
   
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed p. 99,
p. 106,
p. 107,
p. 150,
p. 153
 
EC2 Financial implications of climate change pp. 13–17  
EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined-benefit plan obligations pp. 48–49,
p. 107
 
EC4 Financial assistance received from government    
EC6 Selection of locally based suppliers p. 117  
EC7 Hiring of local human resources p. 43,
p. 45
 
EC8 Infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit p. 43,
pp. 62–65
 
         
Environmental performance indicators      
  Management approach pp. 36–37,
pp. 50–54,
pp. 60–61
   
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume p. 117  
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.
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source pp. 58–59  
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source pp. 58–59  
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements p. 27,
pp. 54–55
 
EN6 Initiatives to increase energy efficiency or based on renewable energies pp. 21–25,
p. 32,
http://green-mobility.com/en/home/
 
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved p. 27,
pp. 54–55
 
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source pp. 57–59  
EN11 Land in or adjacent to protected areas pp. 53–54  
EN12 Impacts on biodiversity in protected areas pp. 53–54  
EN13 Habitats protected or restored pp. 53–54  
EN14 Strategies for managing impacts on biodiversity pp. 53–54  
EN15 Impacts on threatened species pp. 53–54  
EN16 Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight pp. 55–56,
pp. 58–59
 
EN17 Other relevant greenhouse gas emissions by weight p. 56  
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions p. 32,
pp. 55–56
 
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight pp. 58–59  
EN20 NOX, SOX and other air emissions by type and weight pp. 58–59  
EN21 Total water discharge pp. 58–59  
EN22 Quantity of waste by type and disposal method pp. 57–59  
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills   1. When returning a plant to operation at the Marl site, a leakage of hexane occurred at a weld seam below the separation tank.
2. When restarting the chlorine compressor at the Dormagen site, a release of chlorine occurred. A maximum of 250 kilograms of chlorine escaped.
3. In Antwerp, 2.5 tons of cyclohexyl amine were released inside a building when starting a batch.
In all cases, the necessary legal and safety engineering measures were taken.
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts p. 23,
pp. 29–30,
p. 33,
p. 53,
p. 57, http://lanxess.com/en/corporate/sustainability-home/mission-water-sustainability/
 
EN27 Reclaiming of packaging materials    
EN28 Fines for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations    
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. 56  
         
Labor practices and decent work      
  Management approach pp. 36–37,
p. 41,
pp. 60–61
   
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, region and gender p. 45,
p. 107
 
LA2 Employee turnover by age group, gender and region pp. 41–42,
pp. 107–108
 
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees pp. 48–49,
p. 109
 
LA4 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements p. 49,
p. 109
 
LA5 Minimum notice periods regarding significant operational changes p. 49,
p. 109
 
LA6 Workforce representation in health and safety committees p. 48  
LA7 Injuries, occupational diseases and work-related accidents p. 51,
pp. 58–59,
p. 110
 
LA8 Measures regarding serious diseases pp. 47–48,
pp. 50–51
 
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions p. 48  
LA10 Hours of training per employee pp. 43–44  
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning pp. 43–44,
p. 46
 
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews p. 43,
p. 48
 
LA13 Composition of governance bodies pp. 8–9,
p. 47,
p. 143
 
LA14 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men    
LA15 Take-up of parental leave, by gender p. 47  
         
Human rights      
  Management approach pp. 36–38,
p. 41,
pp. 45–47,
p. 109,
p. 117
   
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 2012, we received no reports or other indications of human rights violations by our suppliers.
HR2 Percentage of suppliers and contractors that have undergone human rights screening p. 39,
p. 117
 
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.
HR4 Incidents of discrimination and actions taken   We have received no reports or information that LANXESS systematically discriminates employees in terms of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, disability, labor 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.
HR5 Violation of the right to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining    
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.
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.
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.
HR9 Violations involving rights of indigenous people   In fiscal 2012, we received no reports or other indications of cases involving the violation of indigenous rights.
HR10 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments   Our 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.
HR11 Number of grievances related to human rights filed   In fiscal 2012, we received no reports or other indications of grievances related to human rights.
         
Society        
  Management approach pp. 37–38,
p. 40,
pp. 62–65, http://lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/public-affairs/
   
SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs pp. 62–65  
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 six countries which Transparency International deems to be particularly at risk: approximately 20% of all transactions
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%.
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption   In fiscal 2012, 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 2012, we recorded nine cases of passive corruption.
SO5 Public policy positions and lobbying p. 40, http://lanxess.com/en/corporate/about-lanxess/public-affairs/  
SO8 Penalties for non-compliance with laws and regulations    
SO9 Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities pp. 53–56,
p. 129
 
SO10 Prevention and mitigation measures implemented pp. 29–30,
pp. 53–54
 
         
Product responsibility      
  Management approach pp. 37–38,
pp. 50–53
   
PR1 Health and safety impacts during product life cycles pp. 50–53,
p. 117,
pp. 119–122
 
PR3 Type of product and service information required by legislation pp. 51–53  
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.
PR5 Customer satisfaction including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction p. 40  
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.
PR8 Complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data   In fiscal 2012, we received no reports or other indications of complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data.
PR9 Fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services    
 

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