Responsible business practices

GRI report

Responsible business practices

Anti-corruption

G4-SO3: Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified 

Corruption risks were evaluated through Internal Audit survey and internal audits. The internal audit survey was conducted with global coverage and the results of the annual survey were taken into account in preparing the annual audit plan. Based on the revenue generated in locations subject to audit, approximately 91% of the operations were assessed for risks related to corruption. Number of assessed operations is not relevant as Kemira evaluates corruption based on processes and it might cover transactions done is several locations.

No significant risks related to corruption were identified through the risk assessment.

G4-SO4: Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

Anti-corruption is dealt with both in the Code of Conduct and also in the Kemira Group Gifts, Entertainment and Anti-Bribery Policy. Both documents have been communicated to all (4453) employees through Kemira’s intranet, and the CoC is also publicly available.

There is no specific training on anti-corruption, but the topic is covered in the Code of Conduct training, which is provided to all Kemira employees. 90% of our active personnel (excluding employees who are in the scope of divested businesses) received training during 2013 either via interactive e-learning tool or on-site classroom training organized in collaboration with site management and local HR and legal functions. The remaining 10% (from different employee categories and regions) will receive the training in 2014.

The Board approves the Code and therefore sets the framework in Kemira concerning anti-corruption. No specific training has been provided to the Board.

Kemira’s business partners are required to sign the Kemira Code of Conduct for Suppliers, Agents and Distributors (CoC-SDA). The CoC-SDA states that Kemira expects its business partners to adhere to local legislation and avoid corruption in all its forms. In total 174 Kemira's suppliers (36% of all Kemira's suppliers) have signed the CoC-SDA by year-end 2013.

G4-SO5: Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

There have been no confirmed incidents of corruption or public legal cases regarding corruption during 2013.

Public policy

G4-SO6: Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary

The Kemira Code of Conduct and the Kemira Group Gifts, Entertainment and Anti-bribery Policy prohibit any financial support to politicians, political parties or political organizations. No financial or in-kind political contributions paid by Kemira have come to Kemira's attention during 2013.

Anti-competitive behaviour

G4-SO7: Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes

At Kemira, there were no pending or completed legal actions initiated under national or international laws designed for regulating anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, or monopoly practices in 2013. However, Kemira is a defendant in 3 legal proceedings in which damages are sought for violations of competition law. Such proceedings are described in Kemira’s Financial Statements under the heading Litigation.

Compliance

G4-SO8: Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations

No significant fines or non-monetary sanctions have come to Kemira's attention during 2013.

For monetary value of significant fines for non compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services, please see PR9, and concerning environmental laws and regulations, see EN29.

Grievance mechanisms

G4-EN34: Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

There were in total two grievances about environmental impacts filed through formal grivance mechanisms, both of which were addressed and resolved during the reporting period. There were no cases of grievances about environmental impacts filed prior to the reporting period that would have been resolved during the reporting period.

G4-LA16: Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

There were no grievances about labour practices filed through formal grievance mechanisms during the reporting period, nor filed prior to the reporting period and resolved during the reporting period.

G4-HR12: Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

There was one case of internal discrimination filed through formal grievance mechanisms during the reporting period, which was addressed and resolved during the reporting period. One grievance about human rights impacts filed prior to the reporting period was resolved during the reporting period.

G4-SO11: Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

There were no grievances about impacts on society filed through formal grievance mechanisms during the reporting period, nor grievances filed prior and resolved during the reporting period.