Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Chemicals Sector

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Louis Coppola

#Corporate Sustainability #ESG Issues #G4 #Materiality #Sustainability Reporting 

Sustainability – What Matters in the Chemicals Sector?
Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Chemicals Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 60 global peers organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.
The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Chemicals Sector are:

  1. Assessment
  2. Overall (Environmental)
  3. Water
  4. Customer Health and Safety
  5. Emissions, Effluents and Waste
  6. Prevention of Forced and Compulsory Labor
  7. Remediation
  8. Products and Services
  9. Biodiversity
  10. Child Labor

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
Organizations included in the Chemicals Sector study are:
Air Products, Albemarle Corporation, American Chemical Society, Aquafil Spa, Arizona Chemical, Ashland, Aspen Pharmacare, BASF SE, Borouge, Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, Cheminova, Clariant, Clarke, Croda, CYDSA, Dow Chemical, DuPont, DyStar Singapore, Eastman Chemical Company, Ecolab, Elekeiroz, Equate, Evonik Industries, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Galp Energia, HEXPOL, Honam Petrochemical, Hospira, Huntsman Corporation, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen, Incitec Pivot, Johnson Matthey, Jubilant Industries Limited, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, K+S, Kemira, Makhteshim Agan, Mexichem, Nalco Holdings, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Novamont, OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Oil Refineries Ltd, Orica, Petrochina, Polykemi, Praxair, Praxair México y Centro America, Profertil, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, QUIMICRYL S/A, RadiciGroup- Radici Partecipazioni SPA, Sekisui Chemical, SK Chemicals, SOLVAY s.a., Sumitomo Bakelite, Sumitomo Chemicals, Symrise AG, Tikkurila, Uralkali

About G&A Institute (
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (

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