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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Summary

Johnson Matthey continues to develop sustainability metrics and reporting criteria in alignment with those developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). More information on the GRI Reporting Framework can be found at the GRI’s website.

The report has been prepared according to the latest version of the GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3.1) and has been reviewed by Corporate Citizenship as part of the external assessment process in which they used the AA1000AS assurance standards. This third party assurance of the report and disclosures allows Johnson Matthey to self declare a GRI B+ level.

GRI Application Level Checklist.

A summary of our reporting principles, reporting guidance and standard disclosures (including performance indicators) is given in the following tables.

  Description Location / Section

1.1

Statement from the most senior decision maker of the organisation

This Report

Chief Executive’s Statement

1.2

Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities

Section 1 – Impacts upon sustainability, challenges and opportunities

Section 2 – Prioritisation of sustainability topics, target review, governance of sustainability

This Report

Our Strategy Risks and Uncertainties Governance and Sustainability

Company Website

Sustainability 2017 Material Issues
  Description Location / Section

2.1

Name of the organisation

This Report

Home

2.2

Primary brands, products and / or services

This Report

Johnson Matthey at a Glance

Company Website

Products and Technologies

2.3

Operational structure of the organisation

This Report

Johnson Matthey at a Glance

2.4

Location of organisation’s headquarters

This Report

Company Details

2.5

Number of countries where the organisation operates

This Report

About Johnson Matthey

2.6

Nature of ownership and legal form

This Report

Note 42, Principal subsidiaries Company Details

2.7

Markets served

This Report

Johnson Matthey at a Glance About Johnson Matthey Financial Review of Operations

Company Website

Industries we Serve

2.8

Scale of the reporting organisation

This Report

About Johnson Matthey Note 12, Employee and key management personnel costs Consolidated Income Statement Five Year Record – Financial Data, sales excluding the value of precious metals Note 2, Revenue Consolidated and Parent Company Balance Sheets Other Statutory Information, Interests in Voting Rights Shareholder Information Social – Building a Sustainable Workforce

2.9

Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure or ownership

This Report

Note 40, Discontinued operations

2.10

Awards received during the reporting period

Company Website

Recognition Case Study – Employer of Choice in Malaysia
  Description Location / Section

3.1

Reporting period

This Report

Group Performance Review

3.2

Date of most recent report

This Report

Responsibility of Directors

3.3

Report cycle

This Report

Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.4

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

This Report

Company Details

3.5

Process for defining report content, including materiality, prioritising topics, identifying stakeholders

This Report

Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data Stakeholder Engagement

Company Website

Material Issues Our Stakeholders

3.6

Boundary of the report

This Report

Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.7

Limitation on the scope of the report

This Report

Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.8

Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period

This Report

Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.9

Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations

This Report

Accounting Policies Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.10

Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in earlier reports

This Report

Accounting Policies Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.11

Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report

This Report

Accounting Policies Basis of Reporting – Non-Financial Data

3.12

Table identifying the location of the standard disclosures in the report

This Report

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Summary

3.13

Policy and current practice with regards to seeking external assurance for the report

This Report

Verification and Assurance – Non-Financial Data
  Description Location / Section

4.1

Governance structure of the organisation, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organisational oversight

This Report

Governance and Sustainability Corporate Governance Report

4.2

Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organisation’s management and the reasons for this arrangement)

This Report

Corporate Governance Report

4.3

For organisations that have a unitary board structure, state the number and gender of members of the highest governance body that are independent and / or non-executive members

This Report

Board of Directors Corporate Governance Report

4.4

Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body

This Report

Corporate Governance Report, Relations with Shareholders Stakeholder Engagement

Company Website

Our Stakeholders

4.5

Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organisation’s performance (including social and environmental performance)

This Report

Remuneration Report

4.6

Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided

This Report

Corporate Governance Report, Effectiveness, Directors’ Conflicts of Interest

4.7

Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity

This Report

Corporate Governance Report, Effectiveness Nomination Committee Report

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

This Report

Our Strategy Group Performance Review, Progress Towards Sustainability 2017

Company Website

Sustainability 2017

4.9

Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organisation’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

This Report

Governance and Sustainability Corporate Governance Report Responsible Care and Regulatory Matters

Company Website

Sustainability Governance

4.10

Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance

This Report

Corporate Governance Report, Effectiveness

4.11

Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation

This Report

Sustainability Governance, Risk Management

4.12

Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or endorses

This Report

Supply Chain Management Stakeholder Engagement Community Investment

4.13

Memberships in associations

This Report

Stakeholder Engagement Community Investment

4.14

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation

This Report

Stakeholder Engagement Community Investment

Company Website

Our Stakeholders Community and Charity

4.15

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage

This Report

Stakeholder Engagement

Company Website

Our Stakeholders

4.16

Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group

This Report

Stakeholder Engagement

Company Website

Our Stakeholders

4.17

Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting

This Report

Stakeholder Engagement

Company Website

Our Stakeholders Case Study, Is Water Stress a Risk for Johnson Matthey? Case Study, How Sustainable are our Products?

5. Management Approach and Performance Indicators (core indicators are shown in bold)

Management Approach

Financial viability is a key element of sustainability. Continued growth in profit is an important aspiration of our Sustainability 2017 Vision and we have set a target to more than double our underlying earnings per share by 2017.

The two major thrusts of our vision are about being more efficient with the resources we use and designing new products that help our customers to be more sustainable. Using fewer resources as a business will save us money, it will enable us to maintain or improve our margins and allow us to invest more in R&D and infrastructure. Designing innovative new products for our customers will allow us to maintain or strengthen our competitive position in the markets we serve today and benefit from the growth opportunities in emerging markets, many of which are driven by global sustainability issues.

Sound, prudent financial management and consideration and management of risks to the business means that we can ensure a sustainable business delivering benefits to all stakeholders – shareholders, customers, local communities, society, humanity and the planet.

Also see the Financial section of this report.

Indicator Requirement / Disclosure Location / Section

EC1

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

This Report

Performance Highlights Group Performance Review Financial Review Note 11, Earnings per ordinary share Note 12, Employee and key management personnel costs Note 13, Share-based payments Community Investment Other Statutory Information, Charitable Donations

EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change

This Report

Our Strategy Delivering Value Risks and Uncertainties

Company Website

Material Issues Our Products and Technologies

EC3

Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligations

This Report

Note 14, Post-employment benefits Employee Relations and Communication

EC4

Significant financial assistance received from government

This Report

Other Statutory Information, Financial Assistance Received from Government

EC8

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in kind, or pro bono engagement

This Report

Community Investment

Company Website

Case Studies 2011/12

Management Approach

Environmental responsibility is a key element in making Johnson Matthey a more sustainable business. We have an impact on the environment in many ways – through the resources we use, the way we operate our processes and the action of our products and services on enhancing the environment for others.

We take raw materials and apply our knowledge and expertise to turn them into more valuable products. The costs of these raw materials are likely to increase in future as they are depleted or become harder to access. By increasing the efficiency with which we use these valuable resources, we will generate cost savings for our business today and help to conserve resources for the future.

The recycling and reuse of key resources (e.g. precious metals) are a fundamental element of what we do. We shall continue to draw on our expertise in this area to benefit the resource efficiency of our own operations and provide enhanced solutions and services for our customers.

Environmental targets are a key part of our Sustainability 2017 Vision. The group aims to halve its carbon intensity, achieve zero waste to landfill and to halve the key resources per unit output consumed by 2017. In order to meet these aspirations, long term environmental improvement plans and performance indicators have been established.

Due consideration is given to the environmental impact of our business in all aspects of our operations. Through management systems and policies, we ensure, as far as is possible, compliance (as a minimum) with relevant regulation and legislation in order to protect the environment. We have achieved our target to have all our major manufacturing sites ISO 14001 registered and certified. Any new manufacturing sites should achieve certification within two years of acquisition or beneficial operation.

Also see the Environment section of this report.

Indicator Requirement / Disclosure Location / Section

EN3

Direct energy consumption by primary energy source

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN4

Indirect energy consumption by primary source

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN8

Total water withdrawal by source

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN16

Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN17

Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN20

NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions by type and weight

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN21

Total water discharge by quality and destination

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN22

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN23

Total number and volume of significant spills

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN24

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

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

EN28

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

This Report

Environmental Performance 2011/12

Management Approach

Johnson Matthey’s employees are respected as the company’s most valuable resource and play a vital role in building a sustainable business. We are committed to recruiting high calibre employees and providing them with the information, training and working environment they need to perform to the highest standards. All employees are encouraged to develop to their maximum potential, supported by human resources policies and practices that are strategically linked to the needs of our business and our customers.

Health and safety is a key element of our sustainability strategy. We are committed to providing our employees with a safe working environment and supporting and enhancing their health and wellbeing. For us, any accident is unacceptable and our target is zero accidents. This year we have beaten the target we set in 2008 to reduce annual incidence of occupational illness cases by at least 30% by 2013/14.

Also see Johnson Matthey’s Business Integrity and Ethics Policy and the Governance, Social and Health and Safety sections of this report.

Indicator Requirement / Disclosure Location / Section

LA1

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Social, Building a Sustainable Workforce

LA2

Total number and rate of employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Social, Building a Sustainable Workforce

LA4

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

This Report

Social, Building a Sustainable Workforce

LA7

Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism and number of work related fatalities by region and by gender

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Social, Building a Sustainable Workforce

Partial Disclosure

Health Performance in 2011/12

Partial Disclosure

Safety Performance in 2011/12

LA8

Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk control programmes regarding serious diseases

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Health Performance in 2011/12

LA10

Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Social, Building a Sustainable Workforce

Management Approach

The company strives to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate responsibility worldwide through the application of the principles within its Business Integrity and Ethics Policy. These issues are further safeguarded through corporate governance processes and monitoring by the board and its committees. All employees have a duty to follow the principles set out in the Business Integrity and Ethics Policy. It is integrated into the Group Control Manual and is available to staff at all sites.

Also see the Governance section of this report and the Sustainability Governance section of the company’s website.

Indicator Requirement / Disclosure Location / Section

HR1

Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns or that have undergone human rights screening

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Governance and Sustainability

Company Website

Partial Disclosure

Sustainability Governance

Partial Disclosure

Our Policies – Business Integrity and Ethics

HR6

Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Governance and Sustainability

Company Website

Partial Disclosure

Sustainability Governance

Partial Disclosure

Our Policies – Business Integrity and Ethics

HR7

Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Governance and Sustainability

Company Website

Partial Disclosure

Sustainability Governance

Partial Disclosure

Our Policies – Business Integrity and Ethics

HR11

Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Governance and Sustainability

Company Website

Partial Disclosure

Sustainability Governance

Partial Disclosure

Our Policies – Business Integrity and Ethics

Management Approach

We have a strong tradition in Johnson Matthey for good community relations – building and maintaining these are an integral part of making ours a more sustainable business. We have an important contribution to make to the economic development of our local communities, not only as an employer but also through collaboration and investment, both financial and in kind. In future we will further develop our approach by better understanding the direct inputs, outputs achieved and overall impacts of our community investment activities.

The company strives to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate responsibility worldwide through the application of the principles within its Business Integrity and Ethics Policy. Johnson Matthey’s ethical policy is integrated into the Group Control Manual and is available to employees at all sites. Measures are in place to identify and prevent fraud or money laundering through activities undertaken by Johnson Matthey or on behalf of customers. We continue to monitor and respond to developments in regulation, policy and international standards, for example the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act 2010.

Many of Johnson Matthey’s products have a material impact on various areas of government policy. Examples include pollution control from transportation and industrial sources, the use of catalysts in resource efficient processes, products which reduce carbon emissions and the shift to zero emission fuel cell technologies. We are proactive in engaging in public policy debate where we have the skills, experience and resources to make a material contribution. Also see the Governance and Social sections of this report and the Sustainability Governance section of the company’s website.

Indicator Requirement / Disclosure Location / Section

SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmes

This Report

Community Investment

Company Website

Community and Charity Our Stakeholders

SO2

Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Risks and Uncertainties

Partial Disclosure

Governance and Sustainability

Partial Disclosure

Corporate Governance Report, Accountability

Company Website

Partial Disclosure

Our Policies – Business Integrity and Ethics

SO3

Percentage of employees trained in organisation’s anti-corruption policies and procedures

This Report

Partial Disclosure

Governance and Sustainability

SO6

Total value of financial and in kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country

This Report

Other Statutory Information, Political Donations and Expenditure

Management Approach

Product stewardship involves an integrated approach to products, materials and services management designed to objectively assess and then minimise or eliminate any environmental and health related impacts. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we appreciate that all the chemicals we use must be managed responsibly. Our product stewardship systems are aligned to a key goal in the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development to ‘use and produce chemicals in ways which will lead to the minimisation of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment’.

A systematic product responsibility reporting scheme conforming to the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines is used to monitor the performance of Johnson Matthey’s operations and maintain surveillance of the company’s products and other services.

Specific attention is given to the impact of our business practices throughout the supply chain and in particular where we are providing products to our customers. Both risk assessment techniques and life cycle assessment methods are used in various parts of the business to assess the environmental and social impacts and benefits of our operations and products. Compliance with relevant international laws and standards and the provision of accurate information (e.g. relating to environmental, health and safety, or specifications and performance) to accompany our products is considered critical to ensure that they are provided in a manner that is fit for purpose.

Also see the Product Stewardship section of this report.

Indicator Requirement / Disclosure Location / Section

PR1

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

This Report

Product Stewardship

PR2

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

This Report

Product Stewardship

PR4

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes

This Report

Product Stewardship

PR9

Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services

This Report

Product Stewardship
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