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Integrated reporting

Integrated reporting

thyssenkrupp provides continuous and fully integrated reporting on its sustainability performance on its website and in its annual report, applying the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact. The company does not publish a printed sustainability report or a separate online report. All essential content is available by clicking on the link to the overview page on sustainability.

Integrated reporting

Materiality analysis

A central element of the materiality analysis of sustainability issues is the view of the company’s management. This approach is based on established management reporting standards (such as the German Accounting Standards, DRS). Management’s view naturally includes the interests of the various Stakeholders as well as the requirements of the reporting standards, and assesses them in the context of the company. Accordingly, the sustainability strategy is fully integrated in the corporate strategy.

Reporting boundary

Our integrated sustainability reporting system is based on the reporting boundary of our financial reporting, which in turn is based on IFRS standards and the German Commercial Code (HGB). Unless otherwise stated, the information refers to all fully consolidated operations. In accordance with IFRS we also report on our 50% shareholding in Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH (HKM).

Reporting cycle

Our Annual Report includes key information for the fiscal year, which at thyssenkrupp starts on October 1 and ends on September 30. Additional reporting on the Internet takes place on an ongoing basis and is not tied to a specific reporting cycle. Performance indicators refer to a fiscal year. Unless otherwise indicated, the data always refer to the past fiscal year.

Data collection processes

Integrated sustainability reporting includes a large amount of data collected via a variety of data systems. These data systems are adapted to the specific challenges of the area involved. All content in the Annual Report is audited externally, as are other selected data (e.g. CO2 emissions).

GRI Index

Reporting at thyssenkrupp is based on the G4 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Information on the referenced indicators can be found by clicking on the respective links.

General Standard Disclosures

Indicator Status Link
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Statement from the CEO #25cf Letter to shareholders

Strategy and targets
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Name of the organization #25cf Company
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and/or services #25cf Company

Products
G4-5 Location of organization's headquarters #25cf Company

Impressum
G4-6 Countries where the organization operates #25cf Company
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form #25cf Shareholder structure
G4-8 Markets served #25cf Company

Products
G4-9 Scale of the reporting organization #25cf Annual report

Company

Employee figures

Consolidated statement of income

Consolidated statement of cash flows
G4-10 Number of employees #25cf Chapter Employees

Employee figures
G4-11 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements #25cf Close to 100% of the total workforce in Germany is covered by collective agreements. In addition employees worldwide are covered by an international framework agreement on labor conditions.


Responsible employer
G4-12 Organization’s supply chain #25cf As a diversified industrial, thyssenkrupp has several hundreds of thousands of suppliers from all around the world in hundreds of sectors.

Procurement
G4-13 Significant changes #25cf Chapter Profile & Organizational structure
G4-14 Approach towards precautionary principle #25cf Risk Report

Strategy and targets
G4-15 Organization's subscription for economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives #25cf Charter of Diversity

Stakeholder dialogue

World Steel Sustainable Development Charter
G4-16 Memberships in associations or international advocacy #25cf Stakeholder dialogue
Identified material aspects and boundaries
G4-17 Consolidated entities #25cf Integrated reporting

List of the Group's subsidiaries and equity interests
G4-18 Process for defining report content and aspect boundaries #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-19 Material aspects identified #25cf Integrated reporting

Strategy and targets

Stakeholder dialogue
G4-20 Boundaries of material aspects #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-21 Boundaries outside the organization #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-22 Restatements of information provided in previous reports #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-23 Changes in scope and boundaries #25cf Integrated reporting
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 stakeholder groups #25cf Stakeholder dialogue
G4-25 Stakeholder identification #25cf Stakeholder dialogue
G4-26 stakeholder engagement #25cf Stakeholder dialogue
G4-27 Key topics and concerns of stakeholders #25cf Stakeholder dialogue

Integrated reporting
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting period #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-29 Previous reports #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-30 Reporting cycle #25cf Integrated reporting
G4-31 Contact point #25cf FAQ and contacts
G4-32 GRI option and external assurance #25cf The integrated reporting of thyssenkrupp references to the GRI guidelines and includes the GRI Content Index. Orientation for referencing is the "in accordance – Core” option of the G4 reporting guidelines.

Independent Auditors’ Report

Integrated reporting

Assurance report on GHG emissions, energy and management systems
G4-33 External assurance #25cf Assurance report on GHG emissions, energy and management systems

Independent Auditors’ Report
Governance
G4-34 Organization's governance structures #25cf Company structure

Strategy and targets

Corporate governance
Ethics and integrity
G4-56 Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior #25cf Company structure

What we stand for

Corporate governance

Code of Conduct

Economic indicators

Indicator Status Link
Aspect: Economic Performance
DMA Management approach #25cf thyssenkrupp in figures

Combined management report

Strategy and targets
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed #25cf Combined management report
G4-EC2 Risks and opportunities from climate change #25cf Environmental protection

Risk Report

Link CDP answer
G4-EC3 Benefit plan obligations #25cf Consolidated financial statements
Aspect: Procurement Practices
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsibility

Strategy and targets
G4-EC9 Local suppliers #25ceb Procurement

Responsibility

Environmental indicators

Indicator Status Link
Aspect: Materials
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsibility

Strategy and targets

Environmental protection
G4-EN1 Materials used #25ceb Chapter: Purchasing

Responsibility
Aspect: Energy
DMA Management approach #25cf Energy

Strategy and targets
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization #25cf Energy

Assurance report on GHG emissions, energy and management systems
G4-EN4 Indirect Energy consumption #25cf Energy

Climate protection

Link CDP answer

Assurance report on GHG emissions, energy and management systems
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption #25cf Energy

Environment, climate and energy
4-EN7 Reduction in energy requirements of products and services #25cf Energy

Innovation

Link CDP answer

Engineered Blog: High efficiency, big savings

Engineered Blog: 20 million tons less CO2
Aspect: Water
DMA Management approach #25cf Environmental protection
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal #25cf Environmental protection

Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate
G4-EN10 Water recycled and reused #25ceb Environmental protection

Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate
Aspect: Emissions
DMA Management approach #25cf Climate protection

Strategy and targets

Link CDP answer
G4-EN15 Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Scope 1) #25cf Climate protection

Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate
G4-EN16 Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Energy (Scope 2) #25cf Climate protection

Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate
G4-EN17 Other Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Scope 3) #25cf Climate protection

Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate

Link CDP answer
G4-EN18 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity #25cf Climate protection

Link CDP answer
G4-EN19 Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions #25cf Chapter: Environment, climate and energy

Link CDP answer
G4-EN21 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions #25cf Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate
Aspect: Effluents and Waste
DMA Management approach #25cf Environmental protection
G4-EN22 Total water discharge #25cf Environmental protection
G4-EN23 Total waste #25cf Environmental protection

Facts and figures on the environment, energy and climate
Aspect: Products and Services
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategy and targets

Products

Innovation: Process that conserves resources

Environmental protection
G4-EN27 Mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services #25cf Innovation: Process that conserves resources

Environmental protection

Link CDP answer
Aspect: Overall
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategy and targets

Environmental protection
G4-EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments #25cf Chapter: Environment, climate and energy
Aspect: Supplier Environmental Assessment
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategy and targets

Responsibility
G4-EN32 New suppliers screened using environmental criteria #25cf Responsibility
G4-EN33 Significant negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken #25cf Responsibility

Social indicators

Indicator Status Link
Aspect: Employment
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategy and targets

Responsible employer
G4-LA1 New employee hires and employee turnover #25cf Responsible employer

Employee figures
Aspect: Labor/Management Relations
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsible employer

Code of Conduct
G4-LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes #25cf Regarding minimum notice periods for significant operational changes, our group companies apply the local regulations. In addition, principles of EWC (European Works Council) agreement to inform the EWC about significant transinternational operational changes should be also applied.

Responsible employer
Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety
DMA Management approach #25cf Occupational safety and health

Strategy and targets
G4-LA6 Occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and fatalities #25cf Occupational safety and health
Aspect: Training and Education
DMA Management approach #25cf Training, development & talent management
G4-LA9 Training per employee #25cf Training, development & talent management
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning #25cf Training, development & talent management
G4-LA11 Regular performance and career development reviews #25cf Training, development & talent management
Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategy and targets

Diversity and Inclusion
G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and workforce per indicator of diversity #25cf Key figures

Corporate governance
Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategy and targets

Responsibility
G4-LA14 New suppliers screened using labor practices criteria #25cf Responsibility
Aspect: Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsible employer
G4-LA16 Grievances about labor practices #25ceb Responsible employer

Compliance
Aspect: Non-discrimination
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsible employer
G4-HR3 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken #25ceb Compliance

Submitting a report
Aspect: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsible employer

Code of Conduct
G4-HR4 Right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining and measures taken to support these rights #25cf Responsible employer

Responsibility
Aspect: Child Labor
DMA Management approach #25cf Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Responsibility
G4-HR5 Significant risks for incidents of child labor, and measures taken #25ceb Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Responsibility

Sustainability
Aspect: Forced or Compulsory Labor
DMA Management approach #25cf Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Responsibility
G4-HR6 Significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor and measures taken #25ceb Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Responsibility
Aspect: Supplier Human Rights Assessment
DMA Management approach #25cf Responsibility

Supplier Code of Conduct

Strategy and targets
G4-HR10 New suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria #25ceb Responsibility

Supplier Code of Conduct

Strategy and targets
Aspect: Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
DMA Management approach #25cf Compliance

Responsible employer
G4-HR12 Grievances about labor practices #25cf Compliance

Responsible employer
Aspect: Anti-corruption
DMA Management approach #25cf Compliance

Code of Conduct
G4-SO3 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption #25cf Compliance

Compliance program

Audit reports
G4-SO4 Training on anti-corruption policies and procedures #25cf Compliance program
G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken #25ceb Compliance

Submitting a report
Aspect: Public Policy
DMA Management approach #25cf In our local community activities we consistently follow our high compliance standards. Therefore in Germany and worldwide, donations to political parties, to party-affiliated or party comparable organizations, to independently elected representatives and candidates for political mandates are generally inconsistent and inadmissible according to our values.

Code of Conduct

Stakeholder dialogue
G4-SO6 Political contributions #25cf In our local community activities we consistently follow our high compliance standards. Therefore in Germany and worldwide, donations to political parties, to party-affiliated or party comparable organizations, to independently elected representatives and candidates for political mandates are generally inconsistent and inadmissible according to our values.

Code of Conduct

Stakeholder dialogue
Aspect: Anti-competitive Behavior
DMA Management approach #25cf Compliance
G4-SO7 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes #25ceb Compliance program
Aspect: Compliance (Law)
DMA Management approach #25cf Compliance
G4-SO8 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations #25ceb Compliance program
Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
DMA Management approach #25cf Strategyand targets

Responsibility

Supplier Code of Conduct
G4-SO9 New suppliers screened using criteria for impacts on society #25ceb Responsibility

Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Global Compact Index

thyssenkrupp has joined the United Nations Global Compact and is thus part of the world’s biggest sustainability network. In the following you will find references relating to our progress in implementing the 10 principles of the Global Compact.

Human rights

Labor

Environment

Anti-corruption

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