Organizational profile

GRI report

Organizational profile

G4-3: Name of the organization

The name of the organization is Kemira Oyj.

G4-4: Primary brands, products and services

A list of Kemira's primary brands, products, and services can be found under Our business.

G4-5: Location of the organization's headquarters

Kemira's headquarters is located in Helsinki.

G4-6: Countries where the organization operates

Kemira has operations in approximately 40 countries.

Kemira has no significant locations of operations, only one site with over 300 employees (305 employees end of 2013) out of total about 4,500 employees (6.9% of all employees).

See also Our business section.

G4-7: Nature of ownership and legal form

Kemira is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

G4-8: Markets served

Kemira's markets served, including geographical breakdown, sectors served and types of customers can be found under Our business.

G4-9: Scale of reporting organization

For information on Kemira's number of employees, operations and financial figures, please see Key figures.

G4-10: Breakdown of workforce

G4-10: Total number of employees
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Personnel at year-end 4,453 4,857 5,006 4,935 8,493 9,954
Females/males, % 26/74 25/75 24/76 32/68 32/68 29/71
G4-10: Total number of employees by employment contract and gender
 2013 Female Male Total Female % Male % Total % Total % 2012
Permanent 1,127 3,223 4,350 96.8 98.0 97.7 98.0 
Fixed-term 37 66 103 3.2 2.0 2.3 2.0
Total 1,164 (26%) 3,289 (74%) 4,453 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

G4-10: Total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender
2013 Female Male Total Female % Male % Total % Total % 2012
Full-time  1,102  3,212  4,315  97.8  99.7 99.2 97.6 
Part-time  25  11  36  2.2  0.3 0.8 2.4
Total  1,127  3,223  4,350  100.0  100.0 100.0 100.0
G4-10: Total workforce by region and gender
 2013 Female Male Total Female % Male % Total %  Total % 2012
APAC 93  247  340  8.0  7.5 7.6 7.2
EMEA 739  1,856  2,595  63.5  56.4 58.3 57.8
North America 271  1,010  1,281  23.3  30.7 28.8 26.3
South America 61  176  237  5.2  5.4 5.3 8.7
Total 1,164  3,289  4,453  100.0  100.0 100 100.0

There is no significant variation in the employment figures on an annual level. The workload is evenly distributed during the year, which is why there is no need for seasonal workforce.

G4-11: Employees covered by bargaining agreements

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements varies widely by between regions, being lowest in North America (USA 4%, Canada11%), which is characteristic to the region. In many European countries all employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements, especially in Northern Europe (Finland, Sweden) and Southern Europe (Spain, France, Italy). In Central Europe the percentage varies (UK 31%, the Netherlands 68%, Germany 47%, Austria 100%), and in some Eastern European countries (for example Poland) there are no collective bargaining agreements. In South America all employees are covered by a collective agreement. For APAC the data is not applicable as collective bargaining agreements are not a prevailing practice in the chemical industry.

G4-12: Organization's supply chain

Kemira’s Supply Chain function is in charge of the end-to-end product flow which comprises managing the sourcing of materials and services, inventory and demand replenishment planning, logistics operations, customer order handling and customer service. Most of the suppliers are direct producers of materials, energy and utilities, and service providers.

The total number of suppliers is about 10,000, out of which 650 are raw material suppliers.

Total spend of direct and indirect sourcing was about EUR 1.7 billion in 2013.

Top 100 direct material suppliers make 80% of the total spend. Geographically 85% of the supplies are from EMEA and NAFTA.

G4-13: Significant changes during the reporting period

During 2012-2013 Kemira has announced 20 site or production plant closures in line with Kemira’s consolidated manufacturing footprint optimization plan. The production from closed sites has been transferred to Kemira’s other sites, except for titanium dioxide and formic acid business, which have been sold. At the end of 2013, Kemira had 59 manufacturing sites. The environmental reporting scope included 64 sites according to Kemira consolidation rules.

Acquisition of 3F Chimica S.p.A.; two new manufacturing sites in Italy and one in USA focusing on polymer production.

Establishment of multifunction Business Service Center in Gdansk, Poland (transactional services including customer service and procurement).

There are no significat changes in share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations. For further information, please see Note 33

There are no significant changes in the supply chain in terms of location of material and service suppliers or in selection or termination of suppliers.

G4-14: Explanation of how the precautionary principle is addressed

Kemira’s risk management policy and principles proactively protect and help Kemira to reach the desired aggregate risk level and ensure the continuity of Kemira’s operations. Read more in the section Risk management.

G4-15: External principles and other initiatives to which the organization subcribes or which it endorses 

Kemira follows the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Kemira respects and supports the fundamental human rights as defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and complies with the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

G4-16: Memberships in associations

Kemira Oyj is committed to the Responsible Care program by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).

Kemira is a member of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Chemical Industry Federation of Finland (CIFF) and European Chemical Industry (CEFIC). Kemira’s CEO is a member of the CIFF and CEFIC Board.

On a national level Kemira is, for example, a member of Cleantech Finland and participates actively in the Baltic Sea Action Group’s (BSAG) Commitment to Act.