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ISO 26000/GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

ISO 26000

The table below includes the seven core subjects of the ISO 26000* and indicates the location of "Sysmex Sustainability Report" that correspond to individual subjects.

* ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, released an International Standard providing guidelines for social responsibility named ISO 26000 in November 2010.

GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

The table below includes the categories for disclosure required under the GRI's Sustainability Reporting Standards and indicates the website that correspond to individual categories.

* GRI is an acronym for the Global Reporting Initiative. GRI was established in 1997 as an international institution to create and disseminate international guidelines related to corporate sustainability reporting.

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES (Core)

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Organizational profile
102-01 a. Name of the organization.
102-02 a. A description of the organization’s activities.
b. Primary brands, products, and services, including an explanation of any products or services that are banned in certain markets.
102-03 a. Location of the organization’s headquarters.
102-04 a. Number of countries where the organization operates, and the names of countries where it has significant operations and/or that are relevant to the topics covered in the report.
102-05 a. Nature of ownership and legal form.
102-06 a. Markets served, including:
i. geographic locations where products and services are offered;
ii. sectors served;
iii. types of customers and beneficiaries.
102-07 a. Scale of the organization, including:
i. total number of employees;
ii. total number of operations;
iii. net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations);
iv. total capitalization (for private sector organizations) broken down in terms of debt and equity;
v. quantity of products or services provided.
102-08 a. Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by gender.
b. Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by region.
c. Total number of employees by employment type (full-time and part-time), by gender.
d. Whether a significant portion of the organization’s activities are performed by workers who are not employees. If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees.
e. Any significant variations in the numbers reported in Disclosures 102-8-a, 102-8-b, and 102-8-c (such as seasonal variations in the tourism or agricultural industries).
f. An explanation of how the data have been compiled, including any assumptions made.
102-09 a. A description of the organization’s supply chain, including its main elements as they relate to the organization’s activities, primary brands, products, and services. However, we have decided not to disclose information about suppliers, in order to maintain confidentiality.
102-10 a. Significant changes to the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or supply chain, including:
i. Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions;
ii. Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations);
iii. Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination.
However, we have decided not to disclose information about suppliers, in order to maintain confidentiality.
102-11 a. Whether and how the organization applies the Precautionary Principle or approach.
102-12 a. A list of externally-developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes, or which it endorses. The United Nations Global Compact, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO Declaration on Fundamental
102-13 a. A list of the main memberships of industry or other associations, and national or international advocacy organizations.
Strategy
102-14 a. A statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy for addressing sustainability.
102-15 a. A description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.
Ethics and integrity
102-16 a. A description of the organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior.
102-17 a. A description of internal and external mechanisms for:
i. seeking advice about ethical and lawful behavior, and organizational integrity;
ii. reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and organizational integrity.
Governance
102-18 a. Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body.
b. Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics.
Stakeholder engagement
102-40 a. A list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
102-41 a. Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
102-42 a. The basis for identifying and selecting stakeholders with whom to engage.
102-43 a. The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.
102-44 a. Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, including:
i. how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting;
ii. the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns.
Reporting practice
102-45 a. A list of all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
b. Whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
102-46 a. An explanation of the process for defining the report content and the topic Boundaries.
b. An explanation of how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for defining report content.
102-47 a. A list of the material topics identified in the process for defining report content.
102-48 a. The effect of any restatements of information given in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.
102-49 a. Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic Boundaries. The Company identified materiality in fiscal 2017.
102-50 a. Reporting period for the information provided.
102-51 a. If applicable, the date of the most recent previous report.
102-52 a. Reporting cycle.
102-53 a. The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
102-54 a. The claim made by the organization, if it has prepared a report in accordance with the GRI Standards, either:
i. ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option’;
ii. ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option’.
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102-55 a. The GRI content index, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report.
b. For each disclosure, the content index shall include:
i. the number of the disclosure (for disclosures covered by the GRI Standards);
ii. the page number(s) or URL(s) where the information can be found, either within the report or in other published materials;
iii. if applicable, and where permitted, the reason(s) for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made.
102-56 a. A description of the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
b. If the report has been externally assured:
i. A reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process;
ii. The relationship between the organization and the assurance provider;
iii. Whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization’s sustainability report.
We are currently preparing to introduce external assurance on some data.

SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES

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Management Approach
103-01 a. An explanation of why the topic is material.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur;
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary.
103-02 a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
103-03 a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach.
Resolution of Medical Issues through Products and Services
Indirect Economic Impacts
203-01 a. Extent of development of significant infrastructure investments and services supported.
b. Current or expected impacts on communities and local economies, including positive and negative impacts where relevant.
c. Whether these investments and services are commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagements.
203-02 a. Examples of significant identified indirect economic impacts of the organization, including positive and negative impacts.
b. Significance of the indirect economic impacts in the context of external benchmarks and stakeholder priorities, such as national and international standards, protocols, and policy agendas.
Local Communities
413-01 a. Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and/or development programs, including the use of:
i. social impact assessments, including gender impact assessments, based on participatory processes;
ii. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;
iii. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;
iv. local community development programs based on local communities’ needs;
v. stakeholder engagement plans based on stakeholder mapping;
vi. broad based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;
vii. works councils, occupational health and safety committees and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;
viii. formal local community grievance processes.
We have decided that certain information cannot be disclosed, in order to maintain confidentiality.
413-02 a. Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities, including:
i. the location of the operations;
ii. the significant actual and potential negative impacts of operations.
No business has a particularly negative impact.
We have decided that certain information cannot be disclosed, in order to maintain confidentiality.
Responsible Provision of Products and Services
Supplier Environmental Assessment
308-02 a. Number of suppliers assessed for environmental impacts.
b. Number of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts.
c. Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts identified in the supply chain.
d. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment.
e. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which relationships were terminated as a result of assessment, and why.
We have decided that certain information cannot be disclosed, in order to maintain confidentiality.
Supplier Social Assessment
414-02 a. Number of suppliers assessed for social impacts.
b. Number of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts.
c. Significant actual and potential negative social impacts identified in the supply chain.
d. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment.
e. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which relationships were terminated as a result of assessment, and why.
We have decided that certain information cannot be disclosed, in order to maintain confidentiality.
Customer Health and Safety
416-02 a. Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services within the reporting period, by:
i. incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a fine or penalty;
ii. incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a warning;
iii. incidents of non-compliance with voluntary codes.
b. If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
Marketing and Labeling
417-02 a. Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by:
i. incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a fine or penalty;
ii. incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a warning;
iii. incidents of non-compliance with voluntary codes.
b. If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
417-03 a. Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by:
i. incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a fine or penalty;
ii. incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a warning;
iii. incidents of non-compliance with voluntary codes.
b. If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
No incident
Realization of an Attractive Workplace
Employment
401-01 a. Total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region.
b. Total number and rate of employee turnover during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region.
However, some employment data cannot be disclosed for reasons of confidentiality.
401-03 a. Total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave, by gender.
b. Total number of employees that took parental leave, by gender.
c. Total number of employees that returned to work in the reporting period after parental leave ended, by gender.
d. Total number of employees that returned to work after parental leave ended that were still employed 12 months after their return to work, by gender.
e. Return to work and retention rates of employees that took parental leave, by gender.
Training and Education
404-01 a. Average hours of training that the organization’s employees have undertaken during the reporting period, by:
i. gender;
ii. employee category.
404-02 a. Type and scope of programs implemented and assistance provided to upgrade employee skills.
b. Transition assistance programs provided to facilitate continued employability and the management of career endings resulting from retirement or termination of employment.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
405-01 a. Percentage of individuals within the organization’s governance bodies in each of the following diversity categories:
i. Gender;
ii. Age group: under 30 years old, 30-50 years old, over 50 years old;
iii. Other indicators of diversity where relevant (such as minority or vulnerable groups).
b. Percentage of employees per employee category in each of the following diversity categories:
i. Gender;
ii. Age group: under 30 years old, 30-50 years old, over 50 years old;
iii. Other indicators of diversity where relevant (such as minority or vulnerable groups).
405-02 a. Ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category, by significant locations of operation.
b. The definition used for ‘significant locations of operation’.
We remunerate employees appropriately, according to factors such as their occupations and qualifications, and base salaries are the same, regardless of gender.
Environmental Consideration
Materials
301-03 a. Percentage of reclaimed products and their packaging materials for each product category.
b. How the data for this disclosure have been collected.
Energy
302-01 a. Total fuel consumption within the organization from non-renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.
b. Total fuel consumption within the organization from renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.
c. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity consumption
ii. heating consumption
iii. cooling consumption
iv. steam consumption
d. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity sold
ii. heating sold
iii. cooling sold
iv. steam sold
e. Total energy consumption within the organization, in joules or multiples.
f. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
g. Source of the conversion factors used.
302-03 a. Energy intensity ratio for the organization.
b. Organization-specific metric (the denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
c. Types of energy included in the intensity ratio; whether fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.
d. Whether the ratio uses energy consumption within the organization, outside of it, or both.
302-04 a. Amount of reductions in energy consumption achieved as a direct result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, in joules or multiples.
b. Types of energy included in the reductions; whether fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.
c. Basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption, such as base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.
d. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
Water
303-01 a. Total volume of water withdrawn, with a breakdown by the following sources:
i. Surface water, including water from wetlands, rivers, lakes, and oceans;
ii. Ground water;
iii. Rainwater collected directly and stored by the organization;
iv. Waste water from another organization;
v. Municipal water supplies or other public or private water utilities.
b. Standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.
Emissions
305-01 a. Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
305-02 a. Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
b. If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
c. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
305-03 a. Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
b. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
d. Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.
e. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
f. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
305-04 a. GHG emissions intensity ratio for the organization.
b. Organization-specific metric (the denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
c. Types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).
d. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
305-05 a. GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
c. Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.
d. Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).
e. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
305-07 a. Significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples, for each of the following:
i. NOX
ii. SOX
iii. Persistent organic pollutants (POP)
iiv. Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
v. Hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
vi. Particulate matter (PM)
vii. Other standard categories of air emissions identified in relevant regulations
b. Source of the emission factors used.
c. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
This is not disclosed, as quantities of the relevant substances are extremely small.
Effluents and Waste
306-01 a. Total volume of planned and unplanned water discharges by:
i. destination;
ii. quality of the water, including treatment method;
iii. whether the water was reused by another organization.
b. Standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.
306-02 a. Total weight of hazardous waste, with a breakdown by the following disposal methods where applicable:
i. Reuse
ii. Recycling
iii. Composting
iv. Recovery, including energy recovery
v. Incineration (mass burn)
vi. Deep well injection
vii. Landfill
viii. On-site storage
ix. Other (to be specified by the organization)
b. Total weight of non-hazardous waste, with a breakdown by the following disposal methods where applicable:
i. Reuse
ii. Recycling
iii. Composting
iv. Recovery, including energy recovery
v. Incineration (mass burn)
vi. Deep well injection
vii. Landfill
viii. On-site storage
ix. Other (to be specified by the organization)
c. How the waste disposal method has been determined:
i. Disposed of directly by the organization, or otherwise directly confirmed
ii. Information provided by the waste disposal contractor
iii. Organizational defaults of the waste disposal contractor
306-03 a. Total number and total volume of recorded significant spills.
b. The following additional information for each spill that was reported in the organization’s financial statements:
i. Location of spill;
ii. Volume of spill;
iii. Material of spill, categorized by: oil spills (soil or water surfaces), fuel spills (soil or water surfaces), spills of wastes (soil or water surfaces), spills of chemicals (mostly soil or water surfaces), and other (to be specified by the organization).
c. Impacts of significant spills.
No incident
Governance
Anti-Corruption
205-03 a. Total number and nature of confirmed incidents of corruption.
b. Total number of confirmed incidents in which employees were dismissed or disciplined for corruption.
c. Total number of confirmed incidents when contracts with business partners were terminated or not renewed due to violations related to corruption.
d. Public legal cases regarding corruption brought against the organization or its employees during the reporting period and the outcomes of such cases.
No incident
Anti-competitive Behavior
206-01 a. Number of legal actions pending or completed during the reporting period regarding anti-competitive behavior and violations of anti-trust and monopoly legislation in which the organization has been identified as a participant
b. Main outcomes of completed legal actions, including any decisions or judgments.
No incident
Environment Compliance
307-01 a. Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and/or regulations in terms of:
i. total monetary value of significant fines;
ii. total number of non-monetary sanctions;
iii. cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms.
b. If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with environmental laws and/or regulations, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
No incident
Socioeconomic Compliance
419-01 a. Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations in the social and economic area in terms of:
i. total monetary value of significant fines;
ii. total number of non-monetary sanctions;
iii. cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms.
b. If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with laws and/or regulations, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
c. The context against which significant fines and non-monetary sanctions were incurred.
No incident
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