GRI index 2012

The table shows where information about each issue may be found, irrespective of whether this is fully or partly described in relation to GRI's definition.

The guidelines include financial, environmental and social dimensions relating to the company's activities, products and services. GRI collaborates with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Global Compact – which is under the auspices of the UN’s Secretary-General.
 
We believe in all material respects that our reporting practice is consistent with GRI's reporting principles. We report according to a B+ level as defined by the GRI G3 guidelines. This has been confirmed by our external auditor KPMG, see page 70 in Hydro' Annual Report 2012.

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Any page references in the table refers to Hydro' Annual Report 2012. For all core indicators we have indicated if the indicator is fully, partially or not reported. Additional indicators are reported to the extent we have information externally available, but we do not rate these indicators correspondingly.

  

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Strategy and Analysis

1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (e.g., CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy. The statement should present the overall vision and strategy for the short-term, medium-term (e.g., 3-5 years), and long-term, particularly with regard to managing the key challenges associated with economic, environmental, and social performance. The statement should include:* Strategic priorities and key topics for the short/medium-term with regard to sustainability, including respect for internationally agreed standards and how they relate to long-term organizational strategy and success;* Broader trends (e.g., macroeconomic or political) affecting the organization and influencing sustainability priorities;* Key events, achievements, and failures during the reporting period;* Views on performance with respect to targets; * Outlook on the organization's main challenges and targets for the next year and goals for the coming 3-5 years; and * Other items pertaining to the organization's strategic approach.
Page no: 6-7
Web: Letter to shareholders
Full
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. The reporting organization should provide two concise narrative sections on key impacts, risks, and opportunities. Section One should focus on the organization's key impacts on sustainability and effects on stakeholders, including rights as defined by national laws and relevant internationally agreed standards. This should take into account the range of reasonable expectations and interests of the organization's stakeholders. This section should include: * A description of the significant impacts the organization has on sustainability and associated challenges and opportunities. This includes the effect on stakeholders' rights as defined by national laws and the expectations in internationally-agreed standards and norms; * An explanation of the approach to prioritizing these challenges and opportunities; * Key conclusions about progress in addressing these topics and related performance in the reporting period. This includes an assessment of reasons for underperformance or over-performance; and * A description of the main processes in place to address performance and/or relevant changes. Section Two should focus on the impact of sustainability trends, risks, and opportunities on the long-term prospects and financial performance of the organization. This should concentrate specifically on information relevant to financial stakeholders or that could become so in the future. Section Two should include the following: * A description of the most important risks and opportunities for the organization arising from sustainability trends; * Prioritization of key sustainability topics as risks and opportunities according to their relevance for long-term organizational strategy, competitive position, qualitative, and (if possible) quantitative financial value drivers; * Table(s) summarizing: o Targets, performance against targets, and lessons-learned for the current reporting period; o Targets for the next reporting period and mid-term objectives and goals (i.e., 3-5 years) related to key risks and opportunities. * Concise description of governance mechanisms in place to specifically manage these risks and opportunities, and identification of other related risks and opportunities.
Page no: 6-7, 10-11, 15-22, 30, 35-36, 40, 43, 47-48, 50, 52, 54-56, 59-102, 126-128 
Web: Letter to shareholders
Full
Organizational Profile
2.1 Name of the organization.
Page no: Norsk Hydro ASA
Web:
Full
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. The reporting organization should indicate the nature of its role in providing these products and services, and the degree to which it utilizes outsourcing.
Page no: 25-54
Web: Products
Full
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
Page no: 8-9, 25-54
Web:
Full
2.4 Location of organization's headquarters. Drammensveien 260, 0240 Oslo, Norway

Page no:  
Web:
Full
2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.
Page no: Backside
Web: Hydro worldwide
Full
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form.
Page no: 131
Web: The Hydro share
Full
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).
Page no: 25-54
Web: Products
Full
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization, including: * Number of employees; * Net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations); * Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organizations); and * Quantity of products or services provided. In addition to the above, reporting organizations are encouraged to provide additional information, as appropriate, such as:* Total assets;* Beneficial ownership (including identity and percentage of ownership of largest shareholders); and * Breakdowns by country/region of the following: o Sales/revenues by countries/regions that make up 5 percent or more of total revenues; o Costs by countries/regions that make up 5 percent or more of total revenues; and o Employees.
Page no: 2, 25-54
Web: Key figures, Hydro worldwide
Full
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership including: * The location of, or changes in operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions; and * Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations).
Page no: 10-23, 75-77, F18
Web:
Full
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period. During the year, several awards have been granted to different parts of the organization including customer awards and HSE related awards. Example of these are referred to in the annual report.

Page no: 50, 60, 63, 89
Web: Partnerships
Full
Report Parameters
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.  1 Jan - 31 Dec 2012

Page no:  
Web:
Full
3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any).  Hydro's Annual Report - 2011 was published on March 16, 2012
Page no:  
Web:
Full
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)
Page no: Annual
Web:
Full
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
Page no:  
Web: Contact form
Full
3.5 Process for defining report content, including: * Determining materiality; * Prioritizing topics within the report; and * Identifying stakeholders the organization expects to use the report. Include an explanation of how the organization has applied the 'Guidance on Defining Report Content' and the associated Principles.
Page no: 59-60, 92
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance.
Page no: 3, 92-93
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope). If boundary and scope do not address the full range of material economic, environmental, and social impacts of the organization, state the strategy and projected timeline for providing complete coverage.
Page no: 92-93
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations.
Page no: 92-93, Note 1
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols.
Page no: 92-93, 114-115, Note 1
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g.,mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).
Page no: 71, 74-79, 93
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.
Page no: 93, F14
Web: Reporting principles and practices
Full
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. Identify the page numbers or web links where the following can be found: * Strategy and Analysis 1.1 - 1.2; * Organizational Profile 2.1 - 2.10; * Report Parameters 3.1 - 3.13; * Governance, Commitments, and Engagement 4.1 - 4.17; * Disclosure of Management Approach, per category; * Core Performance Indicators; * Any GRI Additional Indicators that were included; and * Any GRI Sector Supplement Indicators included in the report. This index

Page no: 102
Web:
Full
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, explain the scope and basis of any external assurance provided. Also explain the relationship between the reporting organization and the assurance provider(s).
Page no: 92-95, 147, 154, Note 43
Web:
Full
Governance, Commitments, and Engagement
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight. Describe the mandate and composition (including number of independent members and/or non-executive members) of such committees and indicate any direct responsibility for economic, social, and environmental performance. The board has a collective responsibility for economic, social and environmental performance.

Page no: 137-154
Web: Governance bodies
Full
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement). The chairperson of the Board is not an executive officer.

Page no: 146-147, 151-152
Web: Board of directors
Full
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members. State how the organization defines 'independent' and 'non-executive'. This element applies only for organizations that have unitary board structures. See the glossary for a definition of 'independent'.
Page no: Not applicable
Web:
 
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. Include reference to processes regarding: * The use of shareholder resolutions or other mechanisms for enabling minority shareholders to express opinions to the highest governance body; and * Informing and consulting employees about the working relationships with formal representation bodies such as organization level 'work councils', and representation of employees in the highest governance body. Identify topics related to economic, environmental, and social performance raised through these mechanisms during the reporting period.
Page no: 8, 146-154
Web: General meeting
Full
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance).
Page no: 22,83, 146-147, 136, 152-153, note 10, 11 and 44
Web:
Full
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.
Page no: 139-141
Web: Hydro's code of conduct
Full
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization's strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics.
Page no: 22, 148-149
Web: Governance bodies
Full
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation. Explain the degree to which these: * Are applied across the organization in different regions and department/units; and * Relate to internationally agreed standards.
Page no: 4, 59-60, 72, 139
Web: Policies and tools
Full
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles. Include frequency with which the highest governance body assesses sustainability performance. Laid down in the Board mandate and in Norwegian corporate law, followed by Hydro. Sustainability performance is addressed in every board meeting.

Laid down in the Board mandate

Page no: 22, 72, 74, 139, 148
Web: Board of directors, 
Norwegian code of conduct for corporate governance
 
Full
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.
Page no: 22
Web: Board of directors, Norwegian code of practice for corporate governance
Full
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. Article 15 of the Rio Principles introduced the precautionary approach. A response to 4.11 could address the organization's approach to risk management in operational planning or the development and introduction of new products.
Page no: 60-70, 73-74, 77, 83-90
Web: Environment
Full
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses. Include date of adoption, countries/operations where applied, and the range of stakeholders involved in the development and governance of these initiatives (e.g., multi-stakeholder, etc.). Differentiate between non-binding, voluntary initiatives and those with which the organization has an obligation to comply.
Page no: 60, 62, 74, 77, 92, 102, 148
Web: Partnerships, Norwegian code of conduct for corporate governance
Full
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization: * Has positions in governance bodies; * Participates in projects or committees; * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or * Views membership as strategic. This refers primarily to memberships maintained at the organizational level.
Page no: 60, 74
Web: Partnerships
Full
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Examples of stakeholder groups are: * Communities; * Civil society; * Customers; * Shareholders and providers of capital; * Suppliers; and * Employees, other workers, and their trade unions.
Page no: 60, 62, 65-66, 72-79, 90, 133-134, 146
Web: Stakeholder interviews
Full
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. This includes the organization's process for defining its stakeholder groups, and for determining the groups with which to engage and not to engage.
Page no: 59-60, 72-79, 90, 92
Web: Stakeholder interviews
Full
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group. This could include surveys, focus groups, community panels, corporate advisory panels, written communication, management/union structures, and other vehicles. The organization should indicate whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. Stakeholder groups and frequency varies substantially throughout the organization, depending on phase, location etc. We believe that our reporting gives a good insight to how we work with stakeholder engagement

Page no: 60, 72-79
Web: Stakeholder interviews
Full
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement varies substantially throughout the organization, depending on phase, location etc. We believe that our reporting gives a good insight to how we work with stakeholder engagement

Page no: 67, 70, 71-78, 87, 133-134
Web: Stakeholder interviews
Full

Economic

  Disclosure on Management Approach  
Page no:

6-7, 10-12, 59-60, 70-72, 73-74, 78-79, 131-133, 137-154

Web: Letter to shareholders, Policies and tools
Full
EC1
Type: Core
Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.
Page no: 2, 20, 21, 73, 78-79, 96-97, 103-106, F2-F6
Web: Key figures
Full
EC2
Type: Core
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.
Page no: 7, 11, 16-17, 18-19, 54-56, 61-64, 87-90  67-69, 126
Web:
Full
EC3
Type: Core
Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.
Page no:    83, F27-F30
Web:
Full
EC4
Type: Core
Significant financial assistance received from government.
Page no: 90
Web:
 Partial
EC5
Type: Additional
Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.
Page no: 83
Web:
 
EC6
Type: Core
Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.

Spending on local suppliers vary from site to site depending on what is available. Selection of local partners and suppliers/contractors shall be based on competitive bidding to the extent feasible, and in compliance with competition laws and regulations as well as Hydro's requirements.

Page no:  73-74
Web:
Partial
EC7
Type: Core
Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation. Hydro employs locals when necessary competence and capacity is available and normally uses expatriates only to secure employee development and the transfer of values and competence. Open positions in Hydro are normally posted at hydro.com and in local media. To secure competence transfer, it is still important that there are some senior employees with experience from other units. This may even be the case at the blue-collar level, especially during start-up of new plants or equipment. Where adequate competence and capacity are available, most employees come from the local community and adjacent areas.  
Page no:       82
Web:
Partial
EC8
Type: Core
Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement.
Page no:  78-79
Web:
Partial
EC9
Type: Additional
Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
Environmental
  Disclosure on Management Approach HSE is a line responsibility in Hydro

Page no: 6-7, 10-11, 18-20, 30, 39, 59-70, 86-90, 139, 146-147
Web: Letter to shareholders, Environment, Policies and tools
Full
EN1
Type: Core
Materials used by weight or volume.
Page no: 101
Web:
Full
EN2
Type: Core
Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.
Page no: 19, 40, 63, 90
Web:
Full
EN3
Type: Core
Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.
Page no: 61-63, 99-100
Web:
Full
EN4
Type: Core
Indirect energy consumption by primary source.
Page no: 61-62, 99-100
Web:
Full
EN5
Type: Additional
Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.
Page no: 61-63, 86-90, 99
Web: Environment
 
EN6
Type: Additional
Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.
Page no: 61-63, 86-90, 99
Web: Environment
 
EN7
Type: Additional
Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.
Page no: 61-63, 86-90, 99
Web:
 
EN8
Type: Core
Total water withdrawal by source.
Page no: 64, 67, 100
Web:
Partial
EN9
Type: Additional
Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.
Page no: 67, 100
Web:
 
EN10
Type: Additional
Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
EN11
Type: Core
Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Location mapping not yet available

Page no: 66
Web:
Partial
EN12
Type: Core
Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.

 

Page no: 66-67, 77
Web:
Full
  MM1
Type:
Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated.
Page no:     66-67
Web:
Full
EN13
Type: Additional
Habitats protected or restored.
Page no: 66-67
Web:
 
EN14
Type: Additional
Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.
Page no: 66-67
Web:
 
  MM2
Type:
The number and percentage of total sites identified as requiring biodiversity
management plans according to stated criteria, and the number (percentage) of those
sites with plans in place.
Hydro's only consolidated mining operation is in Paragominas, Brazil.  
Page no:     65-67  
Web:
Full 
EN15
Type: Additional
Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
EN16
Type: Core
Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
Page no: 2, 19-20, 61, 99
Web:
Full
EN17
Type: Core
Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
EN18
Type: Additional
Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
Page no:  2, 7, 18-19, 61-64, 86-90
Web:
 
EN19
Type: Core
Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.
Page no: 100
Web:
Full
EN20
Type: Core
NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.
Page no: 100
Web:
Full
EN21
Type: Core
Total water discharge by quality and destination.
Page no: 67, 101
Web:
Partial
EN22
Type: Core
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.
Page no: 101
Web:
Full
  MM3
Type:
Total amounts of overburden, rock, tailings, and sludges and their associated risks.
Page no:      66, 68, 101
Web:
Full
EN23
Type: Core
Total number and volume of significant spills. Hydro does not systematically disclose spills. Significant spills will however be disclosed as appropriate. See page 68 in Hydro's annual report 2012. There were no significant spills of tailings or bauxite residue from Hydro's consolidated activities in 2012. 
Page no:  
Web:
Partial
EN24
Type: Additional
Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.
Page no: 68-69, 101
Web:
 
EN25
Type: Additional
Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff.
Page no: 65-67
Web:
 
EN26
Type: Core
Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.
Page no: 63-64, 69-70, 86-87, 89-90
Web:
Full
EN27
Type: Core
Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
EN28
Type: Core
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Page no: 67, 69
Web:
 Partial
EN29
Type: Additional
Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
EN30
Type: Additional
Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Environmental protection expenditures and investments are an inseparable part of operational costs and investments. New operations and maintenance will normally also give environmental benefits through improved energy efficiency and/or reduced emissions. Environmental provisions are reported at page 102 and in note 31 to the consolidated financial statements (2012). 

Page no: Not applicable
Web:
 
Labor Practices and Decent Work
  Disclosure on Management Approach
Page no: 4-5, 7, 10-11,18, 21-22, 30, 36, 40, 43, 47-48, 52, 72-73, 75-78, 80-86,139, 146-147
Web: Letter to shareholders, Policies and tools, The workplace, Society
Full
LA1
Type: Core
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region.
Page no: 2, 80-82, 96
Web:
Partial
LA2
Type: Core
Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.
Page no:     81
Web:
Partial
LA3
Type: Additional
Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.
Page no: Not reported
Web:
 
LA4
Type: Core
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
Page no: 72
Web:
Full
LA5
Type: Core
Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Our practice is to give notice as early as possible and cooperate with the employee representatives in the organization(s) affected.

Page no: 72, 75-77
Web:
Full
  MM4
Type:
Number of strikes and lock-outs exceeding one week’s duration, by country
Page no:      72
Web:
Full
LA6
Type: Additional
Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. Most sites have formal management-worker health and safety committees or other joint forums were occupational health and safety is discussed.

Page no:  
Web:
 
LA7
Type: Core
Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region.
Page no: 2, 10-11, 18, 80, 83-85, 98
Web:
Partial
LA8
Type: Core
Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases.
Page no: 83-84
Web:
 Partial
LA9
Type: Additional
Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions. This is covered at many sites

Page no:  
Web:
 
LA10
Type: Core
Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category. This indicator is relevant at local level in Hydro, but not on an aggregated level. The indicators relevant to Hydro with regard to organizational and individual development are described at page 80-81 and 91 in the Annual report 2012 and the attached link. 
Page no:  
Web:
 Full
LA11
Type: Additional
Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.
Page no: 80-81, 91
Web:
 
LA12
Type: Additional
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews.
Page no: 80-81
Web:
 
LA13
Type: Core
Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.
Page no: 81-82, 97-98
Web:
Partial
LA14
Type: Core
Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category.
Page no: 22, 83, note 11
Web:
Partial
Human Rights
  Disclosure on Management Approach
Page no: 7, 10-11, 20-22, 70-74, 77-78,  148-149
Web: Letter to shareholders, Policies and tools
Full
HR1
Type: Core
Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. Human rights screening is a part of our environmental and social impact assessments, which are conducted in the early phase of all major projects

Page no: 77
Web:
Full
HR2
Type: Core
Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken.
Page no: 73-74
Web:
Partial
HR3
Type: Additional
Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.
Page no:  72
Web:
 
HR4
Type: Core
Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. No serious incidents unveiled in 2012 Partial
HR5
Type: Core
Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.
Page no: 20-21, 70-73
Web:
Full
HR6
Type: Core
Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor. No incidents of child labor were identified in Hydro's consolidated activities in 2012.

Page no: 72-73
Web:
Full
HR7
Type: Core
Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor. No incidents of forced labor were identified in Hydro's consolidated activities in 2012.

Page no: 72-73
Web:
Full
HR8
Type: Additional
Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.
Page no: 73, 86
Web:
 
HR9
Type: Additional
Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken.
Page no: 73
Web:
 
  MM5
Type:
Total number of operations taking place in or adjacent to Indigenous Peoples’ territories,
and number and percentage of operations or sites where there are formal agreements
with Indigenous Peoples’ communities.

None of Hydro's consolidated activities are taking place in or adjacent to indigenous peoples' territories.

Page no:      73
Web:
Full
Society
  Disclosure on Management Approach Disclosure
Page no: 7, 11, 20-21, 70-74, 77-78 56-62, 139, 146-147
Web: Letter to shareholders, Policies and tools
Full
SO1
Type: Core
Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting.
Page no: 11, 20-21,  70-78
Web:
Full
  MM6
Type:
Number and description of significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of
local communities and Indigenous Peoples.
Page no:     68, 72-73
Web:
Full
  MM7
Type:
The extent to which grievance mechanisms were used to resolve disputes relating to land
use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and the outcomes.
Page no:     68, 72-73
Web:
Full
  MM8
Type:
Number (and percentage) of company operating sites where artisanal and small-scale
mining (ASM) takes place on, or adjacent to, the site; the associated risks and the actions
taken to manage and mitigate these risks.
Page no:      Not applicable
Web:
 
  MM9
Type:
Sites where resettlements took place, the number of households resettled in each, and
how their livelihoods were affected in the process.
Page no:      73
Web:
Full
  MM10
Type:
Number and percentage of operations with closure plans. Hydro's only consolidated mining operation is in Paragominas in Brazil. The mine was opened in 2006, and Hydro acquired 60 percent of it in 2011.

Page no:      66, 75-77
Web:
Full
SO2
Type: Core
Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption.
Page no: 70-72
Web:
Partial
SO3
Type: Core
Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures.
Page no: 72, 81
Web:
Full
SO4
Type: Core
Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption.
Page no: 70-72, 132
Web:
Full
SO5
Type: Core
Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.
Page no: 78
Web: Policies and tools
Full
SO6
Type: Additional
Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country. According to Hydro's Code of Conduct, Hydro is not permitted to make financial contributions to political parties.

Page no: 74
Web:
 
SO7
Type: Additional
Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes. No significant incidents reported in 2012

Page no: 132
Web:
 
SO8
Type: Core
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. No significant incidents reported in 2012

Page no: 132
Web:
Full
Product Responsibility
  Disclosure on Management Approach
Page no: 7, 17, 19, 60-64, 69-70, 86-90
Web: Letter to shareholders, HSE policy
Full
PR1
Type: Core
Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.
Page no:  69-70
Web: HSE policy
Full
PR2
Type: Additional
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes. No significant incidents reported in 2012

Page no: 132
Web:
 
PR3
Type: Core
Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Adequate information is given to customers. Hydro does not produce end-consumer products except through the brands Wicona, Technal and Domal.

Page no:  
Web:
Partial
PR4
Type: Additional
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes.
Page no: Not material
Web:
 
PR5
Type: Additional
Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is measured where relevant. The diversity of Hydro's businesses makes it not relevant to aggregate this.

Page no:  
Web:
 
PR6
Type: Core
Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Hydro is not targeting end-consumers in our marketing except through the brands Wicona, Technal and Domal.

Page no: Not material
Web:
 
PR7
Type: Additional
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes.

No significant incidents reported in 2012

Page no:  
Web:
 
PR8
Type: Additional
Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. No significant incidents reported in 2012

Page no:  
Web:
 
PR9
Type: Core
Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. ( No significant incidents reported in 2012

Page no: 132
Web:
Full
  MM11
Type:
Programs and progress relating to materials stewardship
Page no:  69-70, 86-90
Web:        Letter to shareholders, HSE policy
Full