The Corporate Social Responsibility Report (hereinafterreferred to as the «CSR Report» or the «Report») is the Company's eleventh public nonfinancial public report. It reflects the results of activities from January 1, 2014, till December 31, 2014. A number of its items contain, the descriptions of mid-term and long-term plans. The Report has been prepared in compliance with GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the «expanded» version. . The traditional purpose of the Report is informing a wide scope of concerned parties on the Company's strategy and mission, the principles of its sustainable developments, the key events, and practical results of the reporting period, as well as about the impacts of the Norilsk Nickel Group on the interested parties».
Information for the CSR Report was collected both within the framework of the corporate reporting system and upon special information requests that were drawn up for the first time in view of recommendations from the new version of the GRI G4, including the Industry-Specific Appendix for Mining and Metallurgic Enterprises.
In the process of preparing the text of the CSR Report, the coverage of the principal social responsibility areas (themes) provided by Guidance on social responsibility (ISO 26000:2010) was checked.
Special consideration was given to the recommendations of the investment community received on the previous CSR Report.
The 2014 CSR Report does not contain any substantial corrections of indicators and data from the previous periods published in similar reports for the previous periods.
A questionnaire survey of internal experts (the Company employees: department directors, administration heads, division heads, managers, and specialists) and external interested parties (the representatives of local authorities, local population, public and environmental organizations, etc.) was performed within the framework of this procedure.
A chart of material subjects/aspects was drawn up on the basis of more than 60 forms with regard to the analysis of media publications about the Group, the results of interaction with interested parties, and the benchmarking of similar foreign companies' reports.
|Economic performance indicators|
|Environmental performance indicators|
|Labor relations performance indicators|
|Public relations performance indicators|
|Product responsibility indicators|
|Human rights performance indicators|
The aspects that got into the top right area (I) were considered material by the working group. (I).
Pursuant to GRI G4 Guidelines, the Report gave the maximum consideration to publishing information on material aspects.
The boundaries of publishing information on material aspects (see Appendix 2) are so determined that the Report describes all of the most material impacts of the Norilsk Nickel Group. The boundaries of information disclosure did not undergo any substantial changes as compared to the previous reporting period. The indicators of all the companies within the boundaries are totalized in respect of each aspect. In a number of cases, the principle of importance is caused by emphasizing published information on individual companies of the Group. The information disclosure boundaries in the CSR Report and the Consolidated IFRS statements do not differ in a substantial way.
A questionnaire survey of the representatives of the Company and external interested party was also performed to determine the information disclosure boundaries. The complete list of organizations belonging to the MMC Norilsk Nickel circuit was used as the basis. Within the framework of the survey, the respondents were asked to assess the importance of each material aspect:
1) for all the Group enterprises;
2) for some Group facilities/enterprises;
3) for enterprises outside the Group.
In respect of this subject, information about injury rate among the employees of contractor organizations working at the Group facilities was disclosed in the chapter «Personnel and Social Policy».
With the purpose of improving its quality, the CSR Report has traditionally undergone the procedure of public endorsement by the Nonfinancial Reporting Council of the RUIE. The Statement of its results is presented in Appendix 7.
The 2014 CSR Report underwent the procedure of an external independent audit. A professional audit organization was chosen for this purpose as a contractor as a result of a tender procedure. The audit report is presented in Appendix 7.
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