GRI Index

Aspects Indicator Definition Answer Observations
Essenciais G4-1 Statement by the most senior decision maker in the organization. G4-1
Essenciais G4-3 Name of the organization G4-3
Essenciais G4-4 Primary brands, products and services. G4-4
Essenciais G4-5 Localization of the organization’s headquarters. G4-5
Essenciais G4-6 The number of countries in which the organization operates and the name of the countries in which its major operations are located, or are specifically relevant for the sustainability topics contained in this report. G4-6
Essenciais G4-7 Nature of the property and the legal status of the organization. G4-7
Essenciais G4-8 Markets in which the organization operates. G4-8
Essenciais G4-9 The size of the organization. G4-9
Essenciais G4-10 Total number of employees. G4-10
Essenciais G4-11 The percentage of employees covered by collective negotiation agreements. G4-11
Essenciais G4-12 The organization’s supply chain. G4-12
Essenciais G4-13 Significant changes made in the period covered by this report, relating to the size structure, shareholder participation or the organization’s supply chains. G4-13
Essenciais G4-13 Significant changes made in the period covered by this report, relating to the size structure, shareholder participation or the organization’s supply chains. G4-13
Essenciais G4-14 If and how the organization adopts the approach or the principle of precaution. G4-14
Essenciais G4-15 Letters, principles and/ or other initiatives externally developed of economic, environmental or social character that the organization subscribes to or endorses. G4-15
Essenciais G4-16 Participation in national and international advocacy associations and organizations in which the organization: has a seat at the governance board; participates in projects or commissions; contributes with financial resources beyond routine membership dues; considers its participation to be strategic. G4-16
Essenciais G4-17 Entities included in the consolidated financial demonstrations or equivalent documents of the organization. G4-17
Essenciais G4-18 Process adopted to define the contents of the reports and the limits of the aspects; how the organization implemented the principles to define the contents of the report. G4-18 There are no limitations for the aspects. For the contents, we considered all the activities controlled by the holding.
Essenciais G4-19 Material aspects identified in the definition process of the contents of the report G4-19
Essenciais G4-20 For every material aspect, the limit of that aspect inside the organization. G4-20
Essenciais G4-21 For every material aspect, the limit of that aspect outside the organization. G4-21
Essenciais G4-22 The effect of any reformulations of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for those reformulations. G4-22
Essenciais G4-23 Significant alterations in relation to the period covered by previous reports in scope and limits of aspect G4-23 There were no significant alterations in relation to the previous years.
Essenciais G4-24 List of stakeholders groups involved by the organization. G4-24
Essenciais G4-25 The base used for the identification and selection of stakeholders for participation. G4-25
Essenciais G4-26 The approach adopted by the organization to involve the stakeholders, including the frequency of their participation classified by type and group, indicating if any participation was specifically promoted as part of the processes of this report’s preparation. G4-26 In 2015 we prepared surveys targeting the internal and external shareholders, aiming at the standardization of the material aspects mentioned since 2013 in meetings, interviews, talks and events with all the stakeholders.
Essenciais G4-26 A abordagThe approach adopted by the organization to involve the stakeholders, including the frequency of their participation classified by type and group, indicating if any participation was specifically promoted as part of the processes of this report’s preparation. em adotada pela organização para envolver os stakeholders, inclusive a frequência do seu engajamento discriminada por tipo e grupo, com uma indicação de que algum engajamento foi especificamente promovido como parte do processo de preparação do relatório. G4-26
Essenciais G4-27 The most important topics and concerns raised during the involvement of stakeholders and the measures that were adopted by the organization to approach those topics and concerns, including measures adopted in the process of reporting those issues. The stakeholders groups that raised each of the mentioned topics and concerns. G4-27 The topics and concerns that were mentioned are related to the material aspects mentioned internally and externally and checked with all stakeholders. The indicators point to the interest in sustainability by the Group and the audiences that were involved.
Essenciais G4-28 Period covered by the report for the presented information. G4-28
Essenciais G4-29 Date of the most recent previous report. G4-29
Essenciais G4-30 Cycle of report releases. G4-30
Essenciais G4-31 Contact for inquiries about the report or its contents. G4-31
Essenciais G4-32 The option “I agree” chosen by the organization; the GRI Contents Summary for the chosen option; the reference to the External Verification Report, if the report was submitted for this verification. G4-32
Essenciais G4-33 The policy and the current practice adopted by the organization to submit the report to an external verification. G4-33 Does not apply. This is our first G4 version report, and thus we chose not to submit it to an external verification, but our stakeholder’s demand will be evaluated for eventual submission of the following reports.
Essenciais G4-34 The organization’s governance structure, including the committees of the highest governance organ G4-34
Essenciais G4-56 The values, principles, standards and rules of conduct of the organization such as the codes of conduct and ethics. G4-56
EC G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed G4-EC1
EC G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change G4-EC2
EC G4-EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported G4-EC7
EC G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts G4-EC8
EC G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation G4-EC9
en G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization G4-EN3 The Group controls all the energy consumption indicators and chose not to include the total fuel consumption data because detailed information is published the Emission Inventory
en G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption G4-EN6 We set goals for the reduction of energy consumption and, considering the total consumption of the units, the goals were not fully achieved due to the growth of our operations. Individually, the units registered significant reductions, and the aspects to be improved will contribute for the achievement of our goals by 2017. Reasons for the reduction in energy consumption: in Pacatuba, mercury lamps were replaced by fluorescent lamps; decrease of the warming time in the drying towers; decrease in the demand of the chlorine evaporated to the customer located at the vicinity of the plant; transfer of the raw material from the plant to the customer located at the vicinity of the plant using gravity (we are currently not using the transfer pump system); minimum usage of equipment in the most busy moments. In Itapissuma, we improved the processes installing a timer, raising the awareness of the employees and changing the equipment. In Ananindeua, investments with the installation of frequency inverters and solar panels to be used by the administrative area. As a reference, we used the monthly energy consumption registered in the records of the electric company in kWh during the years 2013 and 2014, compared to 2012. The choices are justified by the fact that electric energy is the basic energy source used in our production and in the execution of our operations.
en G4-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services G4-EN7 We are elaborating internal indicators to collect specific data sorted by products and provided services.
en G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source G4-EN8
en G4-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water G4-EN9 There were no identified hydric sources significantly affect by water collection, in protected areas or areas with a high value for the local people and biodiversity. The information about the hydric source used for the supplying of each unit was collected in the website of the municipalities of each unit. The cities that use other websites are related to the document from where the information was collected.
en G4-EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused G4-EN10 The units in Ananindeua and Itapissuma have been collecting rainwater and reusing the water that was disposed by the production. These waters are used in hydrants, external areas and restrooms. This process grew in 2015 and could be better measured, becoming part of the company’s routine, besides enhancing its impact on the use of this resource. We are preparing to implement rainwater collection and water reuse in all units
en G4-EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas G4-EN11 We do not operate inside protected areas or areas with a high biodiversity value.
en G4-EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas G4-EN12 Does not apply directly to our activities, because our operational units and our processes are structured to ensure the health and safety of people involved, of the surroundings and the environment, without reports of negative impacts during the period.
en G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored G4-EN13 We do not maintain protected or restored areas. We have an influence in the areas of the suppliers of biodiversity raw materials.
en G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored G4-EN13 We do not maintain protected or restored areas. We have an influence in the areas of the suppliers of biodiversity raw materials.
en G4-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination G4-EN22 Our units are during the stage of equipment installation and training of employees to measure the discharged volume; this stage will be complete in 2016.
en G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method G4-EN23 The residues disposal method is established in the Solid Residues Management Plan, that establishes principles, procedures, regulations and criteria related to the generation, packing, storage, collection, transportation and final destination of solid residues according to the NBR 10.004. The disposal of residues is performed by third parties. In 2013, we disposed 25,802 kg of recyclable materials – 4,236 of incinerated materials. In 2014: 38,814 kg of recyclables – 8,842 kg incinerated. In 2015: 16, 300 kg of recyclable materials – 8,105 kg of incinerated materials. We use a third-party company to manage our residues.
en G4-EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention (2) Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally G4-EN25 Every hazardous residue is incinerated. We do not transport, import, export or treat those residues.
en G4-EN26 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organization’s discharges of water and runoff G4-EN26 We have sewage treatment stations in some units and the disposal is made according to the local regulations in the areas designated by the city’s responsible department, reducing the risk of affecting areas with a high biodiversity value.
en G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services G4-EN27
en G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services G4-EN27
en G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations G4-EN29 No fine was identified as resulting from the non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. There are cases in which we do not agree with the merit, and we are recurring using the appropriate administrative and judicial tools.
en G4-EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce G4-EN30 Our Emission Inventory is elaborated every two years. In 2013, our emissions reached 2,231, 720 tCO2e, 93% of which are represented by scope 3. The 2014-2015 Emission Inventory will be published in 2016.
en G4-EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type G4-EN31 Internal control information. This information will not be disclosed in this report.
en G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria G4-EN32 We do not perform this type of action, and we are enhancing our policies to include environmental criteria in the selection process of new suppliers.
en G4-EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken G4-EN33 We do not perform this type of action, and we are enhancing our policies to include environmental criteria in the selection process of new suppliers.
la G4-LA1 Total number and rate of new employees and the employee turnover according to age group, genre and region G4-LA1
la G4-LA2 Benefits conceded to full-time employees that are not offered to part-time or half- time employees, classified by important operation units of the organization. G4-LA2
la G4-LA5 Percentage of the work force represented in health and safety formal committees, comprising employees of different hierarchy levels that help with the surveillance processes and with the awareness about health and occupation safety. G4-LA5
la G4-LA6 Injuries types and rates, occupational diseases, workdays lost, absences and the number of work-related fatalities, classified by region and gender. G4-LA6 We chose to inform only the absence rate: In 2013: Itapissuma – 2.72%; Pacatuba – 0.81%; Anapolis – 3.58%; Santa Bárbara – 0.80%; São Paulo – 6.35%; Ananindeua – 1.55%. In 2014: Itapissuma - 2.02%; Pacatuba – 1.17%; Anapolis – 1.41%; Santa Bárbara – 11.98%; São Paulo – 6.36%; Ananindeua - 1.03%. In 2015, for Beraca Sabará: Itapissuma – 2.59%; Pacatuba – 1.19%; Anapolis – 2.17%; Santa Bárbara – 5.00 %; São Paulo – 9.10%; Ananindeua – 2.59%. In 2015, for Beraca Ingredientes Naturais: Ananindeua – 1.28%. In 2015, for Sabará Químicos e Ingredientes: Itapissuma – 2.58%; Pacatuba – 0.60%; Anapolis – 2.68%; Santa Bárbara – 2.50%; São Paulo – 5.50%.
la G4-LA7 Employees with high frequency or high risk of diseases related to their occupation. G4-LA7 Does not apply.
la G4-LA8 Topics related to health and safety that are covered by formal agreements with labor unions. G4-LA8
la G4-LA11 Percentage of employees that receive periodical performance and career development analysis, classified by gender and functional category. G4-LA11 2013 – 87% of the employees were evaluated 2014 – 87% of the employees were evaluated 2015 – 92% of the employees were evaluated
la G4-LA14 Percentage of new suppliers chosen according to labor practices criteria G4-LA14 We are elaborating criteria for the selection of suppliers in all the business segments. The new policies will be implemented in 2016.
la G4-LA15 Significant negative potential and real impacts on labor practices in the supply chain, and the measures that were taken about them. G4-LA15 We are elaborating criteria related to topics such as environment, human rights and labor practices that may be helpful in the development of all the involved parties aiming at the alignment of actions and in the strengthening of a supply chain that has principles that are similar to the Group’s. The Compliance Manual is a way of assuring the commitment made with the suppliers in order for them to observe those criteria.
hr G4-HR5 Operations and suppliers with significant risk of using child labor, and the measures taken to contribute with the eradication of child labor. G4-HR5 No operations or suppliers in the situations of risk provided by this indicator were identified in the audits and visits realized in the period.
hr G4-HR6 Operations and suppliers with significant risk of using forced or slave labor, and the measures taken to contribute with the elimination of all forms of forced or slave labor. G4-HR6 No operations or suppliers in the situations of risk provided by this indicator were identified in the audits and visits realized in the period.
hr G4-HR7 Percentage of the safety personnel that received training about the organization’s policies or procedures regarding human rights that are relevant for their operations. G4-HR7
hr G4-HR9 Total number and percentage of operations submitted to analysis or evaluations of human rights with impacts related to human rights. G4-HR9 The company is increasingly stronger in establishing the compliance in all operations, and is also developing a number of leadership training programs in order to improve and enhance people management, minimizing possible negative impacts.
hr G4-HR10 Percentage of new suppliers chosen according to human rights criteria. G4-HR10 We are improving our policies to include human rights criteria in the applications of new suppliers, starting in 2016.
hr G4-HR11 Significant negative potential and real impacts on human rights in the supply chain, and the measures that were taken about them. G4-HR11 Suppliers of biodiversity raw materials may perform activities that are more exposed to risks regarding human rights, therefore deserving steady and intense surveillance. We monitored the supplier communities in a regular basis, included this issue in the BERACOM activities and used the audits performed by Union for Ethical Biotrade and Ecocert as tools to ensure the compliance with the legislation and regulations of the ILO, fighting any possibilities of negative impacts to human rights
hr G4-HR12 Number of complaints related to impacts in human rights that were filed, processed and solved by the formal procedures. G4-HR12 We only recorded labor complaints.
so GR4-SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented programs promoting the involvement of the local community, evaluation of impacts and local development. GR4-SO1
so GR4-SO2 Operations with negative potential and real impacts in the local communities. GR4-SO2
so GR4-SO9 Percentage of new suppliers chosen according to criteria regarding impacts on society. GR4-SO9 We are elaborating criteria for the selection of suppliers in all the business segments. The new policies will be implemented in 2016.
so GR4-SO10 Negative potential and real impacts of the supply chain on society and the measures that were taken about them. GR4-SO10
pr G4-PR1 Percentage of significant products and services categories that were evaluated for the improvement of their impacts on health and safety, G4-PR1 The percentage was not calculated
pr G4-PR2 Total number of cases that do not comply with regulations and voluntary codes regarding the impacts caused by products and services on health and safety during their life cycle, classified according to result types. G4-PR2 The Group did not collect this data
pr G4-PR3 Types of information about products and services required by the organization’s procedures regarding the information and labeling of products and services, and the percentage of significant categories that are subject to those requirements. G4-PR3