GRI 3.0 content index

GRI Indicator   Description   Comments   Chapter and link
1   Strategy and analysis        
1.1   Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation.       Chairman’s and the Chief executive’s statement
Page: 17
1.2   Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities.       Bidvest at a glance;
Chairman’s and Chief executive’s statement;
Operational reviews
Pages: 2-3
Pages: 16 & 17
Pages: 22-43
2   Organisation Profile        
2.1   Name of the organisation.       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
2.2   Primary brands, products, and/or services.       Operational reviews
Pages: 22-43
2.3   Operational structure of the organisation       Global footprint;
Bidvest at a glance;
Operational reviews IFC
Pages 7-9
Pages: 22-43
2.4   Location of the organisation’s headquarters       Administration
Page 158
2.5   Countries in which the organisation’s operations are located       Global footprint;
Operational reviews
Pages 7-9
Pages: 22-43
2.6   Nature of ownership and legal form       Director’s report;
Notes to the Company financial statements; Administration
Page 65
Page 144
Page 158
2.7   Markets served       Global footprint; Bidvest at a glance;
IFC
Pages 7-9
Pages: 22-43
2.8            
2.9            
3   Report parameters        

3.1

  Reporting period for information provided       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
3.2   Date of most recent previous report       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
3.3   Reporting cycle       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
3.4   Contact point for questions about the report or its contents       Administration
Page 158
3.5   Process for defining report content       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
3.6   Boundary of the report       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
3.7   Any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
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 organisations       Scope and boundaries on index page;
Notes to consolidated financial statements
Page 1

Pages: 91-140
3.9   Data measurement techniques used       Scope and boundaries on index page;
Notes to consolidated financial statements
Page 1

Pages: 91-140
3.10   Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement       NA
3.11   Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report       NA
3.12   Table identifying the location of the standard disclosures in the report       ibid
3.13   Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.       Scope and boundaries on index page
Page 1
4   Governance, commitments and engagement        
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.
      Directorate; Governance for a sustainable business; Board committees
Pages: 14-15
Pages: 49-53
Page: 51
4.2   Indicate whether the chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer   No   Directorate; Governance for a sustainable business

Pages: 14-15
Pages: 49-53
4.3   For organisations with a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members   Independent non-exec (13);
Non-exec (0
  Directorate
Pages: 14-15
4.4   Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body       Divisional committee structure and Social & Ethics committee
Governance for a sustainable business
Pages: 49-53
4.5   Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers and executives and the organisation’s performance       Board committees (remuneration committee); Directors report;
Governance for a sustainable committee
Pages: 56-64
Pages: 49-53
4.6   Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided       Board role and function
Pages: 49-53
4.7   Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organisation’s strategy on economic, environmental and social topics       Governance for a sustainable business;
Remuneration and Social and ethics committee
charters

Committee reports
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/ bidvest_ar2013/
Pages: 49-53
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       Governance for a sustainable business
(Code of ethics and Bidvest values)
Page: IFC
Page 1
4.9   Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organisation’s identification and management of economic, environmental and social performance, including relevant       Governance for a sustainable business;
Social and ethics committee;

Pages: 14-15
Pages: 49-53
Pages: 56-64
4.10   Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance,
particularly with respect to economic, environmental and social performance
      Governance for a sustainable business;
Board role and function
http://bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2012/fo-gov-sust.php
4.11   Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation   Not reported    
4.12   Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or endorses       GRI G3.1
JSE SRI
CDP
4.13   Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/ international advocacy organisations in which the organisation: has positions in governance bodies; participates in projects or committees; report provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues.       Operational reviews; Bidvest Financial Services- sustainability report 2013; 3663 sustainability report 2013
4.14   List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation       Operational reviews; Governance for a sustainable business (Relationship with stakeholders)
Pages: 49-53
Pages: 22-43
4.15   Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage       Operational reviews;
Governance for a sustainable business
(Relationship with stakeholders) Stakeholder matrix
Pages: 49-53
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/001.php
4.16   Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group       Operational reviews;
Financial director’s review;
Governance for a sustainable business
http://www.bidvest.com/ar /bidvest_ar2013/
Pages: 49-53
Pages: 22-43
4.17   Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement and how they organisation has responded       Operational reviews;
Governance for a sustainable business
(Relationship with stakeholders)
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
Pages: 49-53
Pages: 22-43
    Economic Performance Indicators        
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
      Value added statement

Page: 54
EC2   Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change       Operational reviews;
Bidvest at a glance
Pages: 22-43
Pages: 2-3
EC3   Coverage of defined benefit plan obligations       Notes to consolidated financial statements
Page: 91
EC4   Government assistance   Not reported    
EC5   Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation   Not reported    
EC6   Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation   Not reported    
EC7   Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at locations of significant operation   Not reported    
EC8   Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in kind, or pro bono engagement.   Not reported   Operational reviews
Pages: 22-43
EC9   Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the
extent of impacts.
  Not reported    
    Environmental Performance Indicators        
EN1   Materials used by weight or volume   Reported in
isolated cases
  3663 operational review and stand-alone sustainability
report
EN2   Percentage of materials used that are recycled materials       Operational reviews
Pages: 22-43
EN3   Direct energy consumption by primary source       Operational reviews Sustainable development;
performance data; Separate carbon footprint report
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN4   Indirect energy consumption by primary source       Operational reviews
Sustainable development;
performance data;
Separate carbon footprint report
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN5   Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements       Operational reviews (Automotive, Europe),
3663 Sustainability report; CDP disclosure
Pages: 22-43
EN6   Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and
services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives
      Operational reviews (Automotive, Europe),
3663 Sustainability report;
CDP disclosure
Pages: 22-43
EN7   Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved       Operational reviews (Automotive, Europe)
Pages: 22-43
EN8   Total water withdrawal by source       Sustainable development performance data;
Operational reviews
Pages: 22-43
EN9   Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water   Not reported    
EN10   Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused   Not reported    
EN11   Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas   Not reported    
EN12   Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas       Bidvest Namibia’s Operational review;
Bidvest Namibia’s annual report
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN13   Habitats protected or restored   Not reported    
EN14   Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity   Not reported    
EN15   Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk   Not reported    
EN16   Total Direct and Indirect Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by weight       Bidvest at a glance;
Operational reviews;
Sustainable development performance data;
Separate carbon footprint report
Pages: 22-43
http://bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN17   Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight       Operational reviews;
Sustainable development performance data;
Separate carbon footprint report
Pages: 22-43
http://bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN18   Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved       Operational reviews; CDP disclosure
Pages: 22-43
EN19   Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight   Not reported    
EN20   NO, SO, and other significant air emissions by type and weight       Separate carbon footprint report
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN21   Total water discharge by quality and destination   Not reported    
EN22   Total weight of waste by type and disposal method   Not reported    
EN23   Total number and volume of significant spills   No significant
spills reported
   
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   Not reported    
EN25   Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organisation’s discharges of water and run off.   Not reported    
EN26   Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation       Operational reviews (particularly Automotive;
Office; Europe, Asia-Pacific, Namibia)
Pages: 22-43
EN27   Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by
category
  Only reported by
Bidvest Europe.
  Europe Operational review and
3663’s sustainability report
Pages: 32
EN28   Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations   No material fines
reported
   
EN29   Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and
materials used for the organisation’s operations, and transporting members of the
workforce
  Limited to reporting
of fuel usage and
Scope 1 emissions
  Operational reviews; Freight;
Sustainable development performance data;
Carbon report
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
EN30   Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type   Not reported    
    Social Performance Indicators – labour practices and decent work        
LA1   Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region       Operational reviews;
Sustainable development performance data
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
LA2   Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region       Operational reviews
Pages: 22-43
LA3   Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.        
LA4   Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements       Operational reviews
Sustainable development performance data
http://bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2012/po-ops-review-sa.php
LA5   Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether it is
specified in collective agreements
       
LA6   Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety        
LA7   Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work related fatalities by region.        
LA8   Education, training, counselling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases        
LA9   Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions        
LA10   Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category   Reported, but
not by employee
category
  Operational reviews;
Sustainable development performance data
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
LA11   Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued
employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.
  Partially reported   Operational reviews;
sustainable performance data
Pages: 22-43
http://www.bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2013/
LA12   Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews   Limited reporting   Operational reviews
Pages: 22-43
LA13   Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of       Directorate
Page 66
LA14   Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category   Not reported    
    Social Performance Indicators – human rights        
HR1   Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening   Not reported    
HR2   Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken   Not reported    
HR3   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   Not reported    
HR4   Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken   Not reported, but is
monitored
  Board committees (Social and ethics committee)
Page 66
HR5   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   Not reported    
HR6   Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour   Not reported – no
operations deemed to have significant risk
   
HR7   Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour   Not reported – no
operations deemed to have significant risk
   
HR8   Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations   Not reported    
HR9   Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and
actions taken
  Not reported –
Bidvest businesses
considered to have
   
    Social Performance Indicators – society        
SO1   Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and
manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating,
and exiting
  Not reported – most
Bidvest businesses
considered to have
  Operational review (Namibia)
http://bidvest.com/ar/bidvest_ar2012/po-ops-review-namibia.php
SO2   Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption   Not reported    
SO3   Percentage of employees trained in organisation’s anti-corruption policies and
procedures
  Not reported    
SO4   Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption       Chief executive’s statement;
Operational reports;
Administration (Ethics line)
Page: 17
Pages: 22-43
Page 158
SO5   Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying   Limited reporting   Chief executive’s statement Page: 17
SO6   Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country   No such donations made    
SO7   Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes.   No such actions reported    
SO8   Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with laws and regulations.   No such material instances reported    
    Social Performance Indicators – product responsibility        
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.   Isolated reporting   Operational reviews Pages: 22-43
PR2   Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements   Not reported    
PR3   Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services, by type of outcomes.   Not reported   Not reported
PR4   Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes   Not reported    
PR5   Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.   Limited reporting   Operational reviews (Automotive) Pages: 22-43
PR6   Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship   Not reported    
PR7   Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and   Not reported    
PR8   Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data   Not reported    
PR9   Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products   Not reported    

 

 
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Melrose Arch
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Website: www.bidvest.com
Telephone: +27 (11) 772 8700
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