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1 Global Reporting Initiative Social indicators for Food Processing Industry Koen Boone (LEI Wageningen UR), Brussels, 11 May 2010

2 Content Sustainability reporting Global Reporting Initiative Sector supplement Food Processing Industry Social Indicators

3 Introduction Business Economist 14 years Agricultural Economic Research Institute (LEI) part of Wageningen-UR The Netherlands Head Centre for Economic Information Measurement sustainability in agrichains Consultant Food Processing GRI guidelines

4 Sustainability reporting Report on the impacts of the company on society Separate report/website on sustainability Integrated report with financial report How to report? National “Regulation” on sustainability reporting Global Reporting Initiative

5 Use Reporting to Link External and Internal External Engagement Management Processes Sustainability Reporting

6 GRI Goal: Bring sustainability reporting to the level of financial reporting Worldwide standard relevant for all sectors Co-founded by UN

7 GRI: a network organization

8 G3 Map G3 Standard Disclosures Content Quality Boundary Profile Strategy and Analysis (Risk, Opportunity Focus re whole organisation) Organizational Profile Report parameters Governance, commitments, and engagement Disclosure on Management Approach (DMA) and Performance Indicators Economic Category Environmental Category Social Category Labor Human Rights Society Product Responsibility Principles

9 Examples Social indicators GRI HR: Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor SO: Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting LA: Education, training, counseling, prevention and risk- control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families or community members regarding serious diseases

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11 Sector supplement food processing Additional to core guidelines: Sector supplements Addressing sector specific issues Developed with stakeholders

12 Companies involved Archer Daniels Midland (USA) Bunge (Brazil) Danisco (Denmark) Foodvest Ltd - Young's Seafood and Findus (UK) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (USA) Interface Trading (Senegal) Nestlé (Switzerland) Tyson Foods (USA) Wilmar (Singapore).

13 Stakeholders Allianz Global Investors (France) SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) CIWF (Compassion in World Farming) FNV Bondgenoten (Union) Health and nutrition specialist New York University IFAT (International Fair Trade Organization) IFAP (International Federation of Agricultural Producers) IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) WWF Children advocacy (Pakistan).

14 Main issues included Sourcing Labor/management relations Lobbying, subsidies Food safety Healthy and affordable food Health and Food Labelling and Marketing Animal Welfare

15 Social indicators - Sourcing Sourcing management approach Fair trade Fair compensation to labor % of purchased volume compliant with policy % of purchased volume compliant with international standards

16 Social Indicators - Food Financial and non financial (knowledge transfer, product development) contributions to: Promotion of healthy lifestyles Prevention of chronic disease and malnutrition Access to healthy, nutritious and affordable food Improve welfare for communities in need

17 Next steps Official launch during GRI conference in Amsterdam 28 May 2010 Need to be used for A-level GRI reporting More Information:

18 Thank you for your attention © Wageningen UR


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