Global Reporting Initiative+Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) (G4-EN21-a)

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) (G4-EN21-a)

How many metric tonnes of persistent organic pollutants (POP) does the company emit?

Companies Values

BHP Billiton

2016 = 618M tonnes

Newmont Mining

2015 = 34,000 tonnes


2015 = 4,970 tonnes


2015 = 1,674 tonnes

Fenix Outdoor

2015 = 589.3 tonnes

Impala Platinum

2015 = 0 tonnes

Terra Mauricia Ltd

2015 = 0 tonnes

African Rainbow Minerals

2016 = 0 tonnes


2014 = 0 tonnes

Louis Vuitton Malletier SA (LVMH)

2015 = 0 tonnes

Ferrero International

2015 = 0 tonnes

Grupo Banco Popular

2015 = 0 tonnes


2015 = 0 tonnes

Calgon Carbon

2015 = 0 tonnes


2016 = 0 tonnes


2015 = 0 tonnes

Kordsa Global Endustriyel Iplik ve Kord Bezi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.

2015 = 0 tonnes

Audi AG

2014 = Unknown tonnes

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

2014 = Unknown tonnes

Larsen & Toubro

2015 = Unknown tonnes

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Community Assessed
Report Type
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-EN21-a – ‘NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions’. Other pollutants included in this indicator are Hazardous air pollutant (HAP), Persistent organic pollutants (POP), Volatile organic compounds (VOC), Particulate matter (PM), and other standard categories of air emissions identified in relevant regulations.

Air pollutants have adverse effects on climate, ecosystems, air quality, habitats, agriculture, and human and animal health. Deterioration of air quality, acidification, forest degradation, and public health concerns have led to local and international regulations to control air emissions. Reductions in regulated pollutants lead to improved health conditions for workers and neighboring communities. Reductions, or performance beyond compliance, can enhance relations with affected communities and workers, and the ability to maintain or expand operations. In regions with emission caps, the volume of emissions also has direct cost implications.

This Indicator can also measure the scale of the organization’s air emissions and demonstrate the relative size and importance of these emissions compared with those of other organizations.


This metric is asking for the number of metric tonnes of persistent organic pollutants (POP) produced by the company:

For WikiRate researchers:

Companies who align reports to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards often include a GRI Content Index or Annex where GRI disclosures, with GRI codes, are listed.

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  • Use G4 codes, G3 codes or keywords to quickly find values, keeping in mind that some companies report on the metric using different terms, e.g. G4-EN21 or EN21, persistent organic pollutants or POP

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Further guidance on how to research values for GRI-based metrics is available here, including detailed guidance on adding, editing and checking metric values.

Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate persistant organic pollutants (POP) emissions - G4-EN21-a:

  • ​Identify significant persistant organic pollutants (POP) emitted by the organization and sources of significant air emissions release to the environment.

  • Calculate the amount of significant persistant organic pollutants (POP)released to the environment.

Reporting on this Indicator should include the following contextual information as a comment to the metric value:

  • G4-EN21-b: Standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

  • G4-EN21-c: Source of the emission factors used.

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