GRI Content Index

Standard Disclosures

Strategy and Analysis

G4-01
Statement from the most senior decision-maker

 

G4-02
Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

 

Key impacts, risks, opportunities and impacts of sustainability trends are not bundled in two narrative sections but are addressed specifically in the respective chapters on the material topics.

Due to the spin-off we are working on a new sustainability strategy and related targets. Thus, an overview of the progress in performance measured against the targets cannot be reported yet.

Foreword
Integrity
Climate Change
Secure and Reliable Energy Supply
Local Acceptance
Resource Efficiency
Energy and Process Efficiency
Health and Safety
Innovation and Resilience
Annual Report 2016, p. 14-15,  p. 56 ff.

Organizational Profile

G4-03
Name of the Organization

 

G4-04
Brands, Products, and/or Services

 

Annual Report 2016, p. 16 ff.

 

G4-05
Headquarter Location

 

Düsseldorf (Germany)

Annual Report 2016, p. 13

 

G4-06
Countries in Operation

 

Uniper is an international energy company. Our core markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, the Benelux countries and Russia. In Hungary we own one power plant. Therefore these regions are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report. Due to our major market share and the “Energiewende” in Germany, this country plays a special role in our sustainability management. To support our activities outside of Europe and Russia we operate a trading business in North America and have offices in several international locations. Further, in this report we address sustainability issues regarding coal mining in Colombia and South Africa.

Where we operate

 

G4-07
Nature of Ownership

 

Uniper SE is an investor-owned European Company (Societas Europaea, or “SE”). The Uniper share has been stock-exchange listed since 12 September 2016. With 46.65%, E.ON SE via E.ON Beteiligungen GmbH is the largest shareholder in Uniper. The free float amounts to 53.35%. Institutional investors represent the largest group of shareholders with 63% of the freely traded capital stock. A total of 93% of the institutional investors are internationally-based. Just over 20% of shares are held by private shareholders, most of whom are domiciled in Germany.

Annual Report 2016, p.11
Shareholder Structure

 

G4-08
Markets Served

 

The Uniper Group is composed of three operating business segments: European Generation, Global Commodities, and International Power Generation. Further information on the geographical breakdown and the types of customers can be found in the Annual Report 2016 (p. 17). A breakdown by sector is not relevant as we are a streamlined group exclusively focused on energy sales and services.

Annual Report 2016, p. 16 f.

 

G4-09
Scale of the Organization

 

Annual Report 2016, p. 17, p. 52,  p. 29 ff., p. 34 ff., p. 43, p. 46 f.

 

G4-10
Total number of employees

 

The following indicators are not relevant to Uniper:

  • Total workforce by supervised workers
  • Portion of the organization’s work that is performed by self-employed workers, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers
  • Significant variations in employment numbers

Contractor statistics are limited to Health and Safety performances (Incidents, Near Misses, Fatalities). Uniper supervises the subcontracted activities performed, according to our HSSE policies. In 2016 figures regarding contracted and subcontracted personnel were not maintained at Group level, due to the spin-off process.

Data Overview
Annual Report 2016, p. 52 ff.

 

G4-11
Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

 

73.1% of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Contractor figures are limited to Health and Safety performances (see G4-10). Therefore the percentage does not cover contractors.

 

G4-12
Organization’s supply chain

 

G4-13
Significant Changes Regarding Size, Structure, or Ownership

 

The Uniper Group emerged from the spin-off of the conventional utility business of the E.ON Group, not including the German nuclear power business and associated activities.

Annual Report 2016, p. 16, p. 35

 

G4-14
Precautionary Approach

 

The precautionary principle is applied with regard to operational and ESG issues. The principle is expressed for example through a “Know-Your-Customer approach” in our commodity trading business. Our policies for environmental protection and Health & Safety are focused on prevention and precaution, identifying conservative risk thresholds. The same approach is applied in our general risk management system.

Health and Safety
Resource Efficiency
Business Integrity
Energy and Process Efficiency

 

G4-15
External Charters, Principles, or Other Initiatives

 

We are member of the Bettercoal Initiative and the “Innovationsforum Energiewende”. Additionally we are in the process of applying for membership of the UN Global Compact. Currently a gap analysis is ongoing for compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

Business Integrity

 

G4-16
Memberships in Associations and Advocacy Organizations

 

The report shows a selection of relevant memberships based on financial contributions as well as sustainability relevance. The specific role of our representation is specified on the associations’ websites.

Business Integrity
Bettercoal Board of Directors
Eurogas (Governing Board)
International Energy Agency (Coal Industry Advisory Board)

 

G4-EU1 (sector-specific)
Installed Capacity  Broken Down by Primary Energy Source and by Region

 

Capacity is broken down into European and International Generation. Capacity is reported regardless of whether power or heat is generated, as combined heat and power (CHP) plants represent a small minority in our current portfolio (only 396 MW in the Netherlands and 130 MW in Sweden).

Secure and Reliable Energy Supply
Annual Report 2016, p. 29 f.

 

G4-EU2 (sector-specific)
Net Energy Output Broken Down by Primary Energy Source and by Region

 

Generation is broken down by technology and region.

Data Overview

 

G4-EU5 (sector-specific)
Allocation of CO₂ Emissions Permits

 

The carrying amount of emission allowances decreased from €238 million in 2015 to €115 million, mainly due to postponed maturities of forward contracts to procure emission rights. In the coming year the price for EU emission allowances (EUAs) under the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) are expected to remain low. Backloading ended in 2016 and the Market Stability Reserve will not be implemented until 2019. Discussions on post-2020 reforms to the EU ETS have the potential to significantly drive the EUA price in the coming years.

Climate Change
Annual Report 2016, p. 50, p. 65, p. 142

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

G4-17
Entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements

 

A similar approach for Key Performance Indicators (KPI) scope as in the Annual Financial Report is applied. The participation in the Russian gas field Yuzhno Russkoye is not included in the scope of the report as it is not included as a consolidated asset. However references are included regarding climate-related risks only.

The scope of the following indicators is limited to our fully-consolidated generation assets only:

  • NOₓ, SO2, PM emissions: only thermal generation assets
  • Water consumption for cooling: thermal and nuclear assets
  • Waste disposed, recovered, recycled: all generation assets (including hydropower)

The CO2 emissions figures follow a different approach, including the footprint from non-consolidated entities under operational control (e.g. gas storage facilities).

The scope of the Total Recordable Injury Frequency Index (TRIF) and the Lost Time Injury Frequency Index (LTIF) also includes non-consolidated companies under operational control. The combined figures include own employees and contractors.

About This Report
Annual Report 2016, p. 92 ff.

 

G4-18
Process for defining the report content

 

G4-19
Material Aspects identified

 

G4-20
Aspect boundaries within the organization

 

The topic pages of the material aspects describe to what extent they are material for which stakeholders, including those outside of the organization. Additionally, boundaries are outlined in the Index on GRI-Specific Standard Disclosures.

Our employees are primarily affected by the following material topics: Health and Safety, Secure and Reliable Energy and Gas Supply, and Business Integrity.

About This Report

 

G4-21
Aspect boundaries outside the organization

 

see G4-20

The following includes an overview of external stakeholders and the respective material topics primarily affecting them:

  • Current and potential investors, analysts: Climate Change, Innovation & Resilience, Secure and Reliable Energy and Gas Supply
  • Media, political institutions, political parties, trade associations, government agencies: Public Acceptance, Climate Change, Resource Efficiency, Business Integrity
  • Business partners: Business integrity, Innovation & Resilience, Secure and Reliable Energy and Gas Supply
  • Other types of organizations such as non-governmental organizations and the general public: Climate Change, Secure and Reliable Energy and Gas Supply, Business Integrity, Innovation & Resilience

About This Report

 

G4-22
Restatements of information 

 

Not applicable since it is the first published Sustainability Report.

 

G4-23
Significant Changes in the Scope, and aspect boundaries compared to previous years

 

 

Not applicable since it is the first published Sustainability Report.

Stakeholder Engagement

G4-24
Stakeholder Groups

 

G4-25
Stakeholder Identification and Selection

 

In 2016 we prioritized two categories of stakeholders:

  • Employees
  • Financial community (investors, large banks, SRI/ESG analysts).

This prioritization is due to two relevant events which affected our organization:

  • Stock-exchange listing (September 2016)
  • Cost-cutting program (2H2016/2H2017)

Stakeholder engagement is continually monitored. Employees are involved daily through our corporate social network and also through dedicated surveys managed by HR. Uniper continually engages with the financial community.

About This Report
Annual Report 2016, p. 49

 

G4-26
Approaches to Stakeholder Engagement

 

Examples of stakeholder engagement:

  • “Townhall Meetings” at the main power plants and some regional offices (one per site in 2016) involving one Board Member respectively
  • Local community dialog is site-specific and ongoing (e.g. local councils, on-site info points)
  • Dedicated Governmental Relations team to engage with EU and national representatives of regulatory and political bodies. (Transparency Register no. 285977820662-03)
  • Uniper News and Local News in our new internal corporate social network for employees, released in January 2016
  • Supervisory Board Meetings (involving at least Uniper SE, Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH, and Uniper Global Commodities, each quarterly)
  • External website
  • Dedicated IR team engages with the financial community through roadshows in the world’s financial capitals (Frankfurt, London, Paris, Milan, Moscow, New York) and other relevant locations.

About This Report
Local Acceptance
Annual Report 2016, p. 49

 

G4-27
Key Topics and Concerns Raised by Stakeholders

 

The main stakeholder concerns raised in 2016 were related to regulatory development impacts, decommissioning/project implementation plans, financial robustness, job security and the provision of reliable and coal supply chain management. Our Governmental and Investor Relations teams have developed specific agendas to address these points. In this report, we address the issues related to job security and the coal supply chain on two dedicated pages. Our core operations do not directly affect indigenous peoples; the views of this stakeholder group are therefore not specifically outlined in this report. However, we actively address the concerns raised by the local communities living close to our facilities.

Local Acceptance
Annual Report 2016
Events and Presentations
Securities Prospectus 2016

Report Profile

G4-28
Reporting Period

 

G4-29
Date of Most Recent Previous Report

 

Not applicable since this is the first published Sustainability Report.

 

G4-30
Reporting Cycle

 

Uniper will report on its sustainability-related activities annually. The next report is due to appear in the second quarter of 2017.

About This Report

 

G4-31
Contact Point for Questions

 

G4-32
Chosen ‘In accordance’ Option, GRI-Index and External Assurance Report,

 

G4-33
External Assurance for the Report. 

 

Governance

G4-34
Governance Structure

 

The Supervisory Board and the Management Board jointly issued the first declaration of compliance with the German Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) for Uniper SE in February of 2017 (Annual Report, p. 74).

Our Approach
Annual Report 2016, p. 49, p. 74 ff.
Management Board Uniper SE
Supervisory Board Uniper SE
Corporate Governance Uniper SE

 

G4-36
Sustainability at Executive Board level

 

G4-38
Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

 

Annual Report 2016, p. 75 ff.

 

G4-39
Function of highest governance body

 

Annual Report 2016, p. 75 ff., p. 206 f.

 

G4-40
Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body 

 

 

Annual Report 2016, p. 75 ff.

Ethics and Integrity

G4-56
Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior and codes of ethics

 

G4-57
Mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior

 

G4-58
Mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior

GRI-Specific Standard Disclosures

Category: Economic

Economic performance

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: within and outside the organization

Secure and Reliable Energy Supply
Climate Change
Innovation and Resilience
Annual Report 2016, p. 42 f.

 

G4-EC1
Direct economic value generated and distributed (Core)

 

We do not report community investments for 2016, as many initiatives were suspended and/or allocated to E.ON due to the spin-off process. Further, we do not report the economic value retained and distributed separately at country, regional or market levels, as we do not believe that figures related to salaries and tax expenditures are sufficient to explain Uniper’s creation of shared value. We plan to disclose a more significant parameter in the next report.

Business Integrity
Annual Report 2016, p. 36 f., p. 50

 

G4-EC2
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change

 

Uniper launched an internal analysis aimed at defining and better quantifying climate-related risks. Among other tools, we believe an internal carbon price is an effective instrument within economic assessments. We acknowledge that it is beneficial to adopt at an early stage a business strategy to address the financial and operational risks posed by climate change.

Climate Change

Availability and Reliability (sector-specific)

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

G4-EU10
Planned capacity against projected electricity demand over the long term (Core)

 

Our plans for decommissioning are disclosed in the report. Uniper is not planning to increase its coal-plant capacity in Europe. Further, no new capacity developments have been disclosed in 2016. Specific provisions are expected from the third quarter of 2017. In general, we contribute to covering long-term electricity demand with our activities and investments in innovative storage technologies.

Local Acceptance
Secure and Reliable Energy Supply
Annual Report 2016, p. 64 f., p. 164 f.

Demand-Side Management (sector-specific)

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Demand-side management programs exclusively address industrial customers (B2B).

Aspect boundary: Outside the organization

Secure and Reliable Energy Supply
Climate Change

Plant Decommissioning (sector-specific)

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

The fees imposed to cover the management of nuclear waste disposal model and the costs for decommissioning and dismantling all nuclear power plants (including research reactors) – are governed in Sweden by the Lag om finansiella åtgärder för hanteringen av restprodukter från kärnteknisk verksamhet (Nuclear Waste Disposal Financing Act, “NWDFA”) and the associated regulation. According to these provisions, every nuclear power plant licensee is obligated to pay a contribution per kilowatt hour (“kWh”) generated.

In 2016 no internal mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach, the results of the evaluation of the management approach, and/or any related adjustments to the management approach, were in place. We are planning to investigate the impacts on local communities from decommissioning in the future.

Aspect boundary: Outside the organization

Local Acceptance
Annual Report 2016, p. 111 f., p. 164 f.
Securities Prospectus, p. 23

Research and Development (sector-specific)

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Research & Development (R&D) expenditures (€5 million) are disclosed in an aggregated way, as the function responsible for this budget was only established in the second quarter of 2016 and the formal allocation per project did not start before the third quarter of 2016.

In the reporting year, mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach, the results of the evaluation of the management approach, and/or any related adjustments to the management approach were limited to budget monitoring processes. Details will be disclosed in 2017.

Aspect boundary: Within the organization

Innovation and Resilience
Climate Change
Annual Report 2016, p. 142

System Efficiency (sector-specific)

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within the organization

Energy and Process Efficiency
Climate Change

 

G4-EU11
Average generation efficiency of thermal plants (Core)

 

Uniper coal generation efficiency: 36.5%
Uniper gas generation efficiency: 49.13%

Figures are based on average real performances in the power market.

Climate Change
Annual Report 2016, p. 26

Category: Environmental

Energy

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

We introduced an Energy Management System for Germany in 2017 according to EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU and will use this as a pilot project for other countries in the following years.

In 2016 only our German assets achieved 100% ISO 50001 coverage, valid until the end of 2017. Uniper Ltd as a UK-based entity is compliant with the ESOS framework (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme), which allows coverage of 90% of a group of companies’ energy footprint. Uniper assets in the UK are covered until 2019.

In 2016, mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach, the results of the evaluation of the management approach, and/or any related adjustments to the management approach were limited to legal-compliance monitoring only.

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Energy and Process Efficiency

 

G4-EN03
Energy consumption within the organization
(Core)

 

In 2016 we reported only natural gas and coal direct consumption figures, as these are the most relevant natural resources related to our generation fleet. We report them by country. From 2017 we aim to disclose the consumption at plant level. Power and heat sales in TWh are indicated in our Annual Report. Water withdrawal for cooling is reported in m³.

Resource Efficiency
Data Overview

Water

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Water management is becoming increasingly important for Uniper. The Group manages this resource in accordance with the local laws applicable in its areas of operation. In UK in particular, water-management practices must be implemented at plant level as a core element for license-to-operate regulations. Policies to ensure a level playing field at Group level will enter in force in 2018.

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Resource Efficiency

 

G4-EN08
Total water withdrawal by source (Core)

 

In 2016 we report only the overall water withdrawal with specific indication of the quantity used for cooling, broken down by country and by source. This indicator is the most relevant for an initial analysis of our thermal and nuclear fleet impacts. We have focused our analysis on our water-intensive operations (steam, CCGT and nuclear plants). In 2017 we plan to report at plant level.

Resource Efficiency

Emissions

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

In 2016 no internal mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach, the results of the evaluation of the management approach, and/or any related adjustments to the management approach, were in place.

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Climate Change

 

G4-EN15
Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)
(Core)

 

In 2016 we used a new software tool to calculate the corporate carbon footprint (CCF) of the Uniper Group. The CCF is a balance sheet that maps the sources and scope of emissions of climatically harmful gases (e.g. CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3) by a company. It is based on the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). As a basic method of emission calculation, the company’s activity and consumption data are multiplied by emission factors. This way all greenhouse gas emissions can be converted to the standard unit of CO2-equivalent (CO2e). Scope 1 covers all direct emissions that are owned or controlled by the company, for example from combustion processes at stationary and mobile plants or in industrial processes.

Climate Change
Data Overview

 

G4-EN16
Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)

 

Scope 2 covers all indirect emissions caused by the purchase of electricity, district heating and cooling as well as steam.

Climate Change
Data Overview

 

G4-EN18
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

 

Only Scope 1 GHG emissions (at Group level) are included in the calculation of the intensity ratio. These emissions are divided by our own power generation (including Russian assets). For GHG included in the calculation see G4-EN15.

Climate Change

 

G4-EN21
NOₓ, SOₓ, and other significant air emissions

 

We do not report on persistent organic pollutants (POP) or volatile organic compounds (VOC) as these are not relevant to Uniper.

Energy and Process Efficiency

Effluents and waste

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Nuclear waste is managed according to Swedish law.

Nuclear power companies in Sweden jointly established the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) in the 1970s. SKB’s assignment is to manage and dispose all radioactive waste from Swedish nuclear power plants in such a way as to secure maximum safety for human beings and the environment.

In 2016 mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach, the results of the evaluation of the management approach, and/or any related adjustments to the management approach, were limited to legal compliance monitoring only.

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Resource Efficiency
SKB
OKG
Barsebäck

 

G4-EN23
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

 

The waste disposal method has been determined with the information provided by the waste disposal contractors.

PCB figures are not covered in 2016.

The radioactive waste produced per net MWh nuclear generation per year is: 48g/MWh.

Due to the spin-off it is not possible to ensure sufficient data quality regarding disaggregated waste typically excluded from routine operations of the former E.ON projects now managed by Uniper.

Resource Efficiency
Data Overview

 

G4-EN24
Total number and volume of significant spills
(Core)

 

 

In 2016 Uniper did not cause significant environmental contamination. Therefore we do not have any spills to report.

Compliance

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity

 

G4-EN29
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
(Core)

 

Supplier Environmental Assessment

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Uniper is engaged through Bettercoal in a country-specific strategy for Colombia that aims to integrate all the major mining companies operating in Colombia in the assessment program by 2018. In South Africa, Uniper is part of an action plan together with the Dutch government and other utilities aimed at helping the country implement new laws on responsible mining.

The Bettercoal Code covers ethical, social and environmental principles and provisions that are relevant to coal mining companies. Members of Bettercoal embrace the principles of the Code for their business operations in the coal supply chain. Members do so on the basis of a commitment to take measures to embrace and support those principles within their sphere of influence, with a view to advance continuous improvement. The Bettercoal Code implies the following principles on Environment:

Principle 8.
Companies shall implement practices that promote the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources in their operations.

Principle 9.
Companies shall commit to pollution prevention in their operations by avoidance, abatement, and emission controls and the rehabilitation of polluted sites.

Principle 10.
Companies shall integrate practices that protect and support biodiversity and ecosystem services impacted by their operations, throughout the life cycle of the mine.

Aspect boundary: Outside the organization

Business Integrity
Local Acceptance
Bettercoal Code

 

G4-EN33
Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
(Core)

 

In fuel procurement we evaluate the risks related to human resources and the environmental impacts of our counterparties using Bettercoal, CPI Transparency International and other databases. In 2016, potential negative impacts were identified in coal trading operations. For non-fuel procurement, a comprehensive impact assessment at Group level is expected by 2018. Our Service Procurement Policy will be updated in 2017, requiring our potential suppliers to commit to our Code of Conduct. Uniper then will perform supplier audits in order to verify actual compliance. The first audit cycle is currently scheduled for 2018.

Business Integrity

Category: Social

Supplier Human Rights Assessment

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

See information regarding DMA of Supplier Environmental Assessment.

The Bettercoal Code includes the following human rights principles:

Principle 5:
Companies shall respect and promote human rights understood at a minimum as those in the International Bill of Human Rights and international humanitarian law.

Principle 6:
Companies shall respect and recognize the rights of workers, in particular the rights included in the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as they derive from the ILO’s eight fundamental conventions.

Aspect boundary: Outside the organization

Business Integrity
Local Acceptance
Bettercoal Code

 

G4-HR11
Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
(Core)

 

 

see G4-EN33

Business Integrity

Employment

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

The report does not fully cover this aspect-specific disclosure. Work related topics, including relations with employees council, social and labour protection instruments are managed according to the locally applicable labour laws.

Aspect boundary: Within the organization

Health and Safety
Energy and Process Efficiency
Business Integrity

 

G4-LA01
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region
(Core)

 

Occupational health and safety

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Over 2016 our company created the necessary conditions through various structures and processes to address health issues in a comprehensive way. In 2017 we launched the concept of “The House of Health”, which rests on four pillars:

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Health promotion
  • HR development
  • Disability advice for staff members with impaired health

We plan to implement the new processes by the end of 2017.

For this reason, no description of programs related to assisting workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases has been included.

Aspect boundary: Within the organization

Health and Safety

 

G4-LA06
Injuries, occupational diseases, lost days, absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities
(Core)

 

Figures are not reported by region and gender.

Health and Safety
Data Overview

Training and education

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

 

Depending on the content, the training and education activities are managed by the departments responsible, as described in the respective topic pages.

Aspect boundary: Within the organization

Energy and Process Efficiency
Health and Safety
Local Acceptance
Business Integrity

 

G4-LA09
Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category
(Core)

 

 

 

 

 

We do not include a breakdown by gender and employee category.

Energy and Process Efficiency

Compliance

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity

 

G4-PR09
Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services
(Core)

 

 

The definition of a significant fine is related to the materiality of the direct economic impact on the organization’s financial performance.

Secure and Reliable Energy Supply

Access (sector-specific)

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Since Uniper provides energy to public services and business customers, the management approach does not address programs for residential or vulnerable customers and communities. Our management approach aims to secure a reliable supply to our customer groups and is further specified in the respective chapter.

Aspect boundary: Outside the organization

Secure and Reliable Energy Supply

 

G4-EU30
Average plant availability factor by energy source and by regualtory regime
(Core)

 

Availability is reported for conventional fleet and hydro plants. Furthermore, a regional breakdown is undertaken for gas and steam as well for as hydropower plants. Planned and forced outages are reported in terawatt hours (TWh) instead of number of hours, in order to quantify the operational and thus financial impact of such outages.

Secure and Reliable Energy Supply

Local communities

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Outside the organization

Local Acceptance

 

G4-SO01
Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs
(Core)

 

A comprehensive impact assessment at Group level is expected by 2018. In 2016, only Hydro Power Germany, Uniper UK and the project M5BAT undertook beyond-compliance local engagement activities on an ongoing basis, and performed tailored social impact assessments.

 

OG10 (sector-specific)
Number and description of significant disputes with local communities and indigenous peoples

 

Uniper aims to create an open dialog with local communities wherever we operate. Legal actions, or any other example of significant conflicts arising in this dialog, are reported transparently. However, we cannot report on any direct impact on specific local communities in the countries where we source coal, gas or other commodities, due to the complex nature of the commodity trading market. Thanks to Bettercoal and other initiatives aimed at increasing supply-chain transparency, we can identify the major impacts of our suppliers. None of our operations directly affect recognized indigenous communities.

Anti-corruption

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity

 

G4-SO05
Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
(Core)

 

Public policy

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity
Climate Change
Secure and Reliable Energy Supply

 

G4-SO06
Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary
(Core)

 

Anti-competitive

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity

 

G4-SO07
Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes

 

Compliance

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity

 

G4-SO08
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations
(Core)

 

Supplier assessment for impacts on society

G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach

 

See information regarding DMA of Supplier Environmental Assessment.

The Bettercoal Code includes the following Social Performance principle:

Principle 7:
Companies shall contribute to the long-term social, cultural, environmental, economic, and institutional development of communities in which they operate.

Aspect boundary: Within and outside the organization

Business Integrity
Local Acceptance
Bettercoal Code

 

G4-SO10
Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken
(Core)

 

see G4-EN33

Business Integrity