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Environmental non-monetary sanctions (G4-EN29-a)

How many non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations did the organization incur? 
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PTT Global Chemical+image
PTT Global Chemical
Thailand
171,396
2017
Abertis+Image
Abertis
Spain
3,165
2015
Tongaat Hulett+image
Tongaat Hulett
South Africa
245
2017
Ferrovial S.A.+Image
Ferrovial S.A.
Spain
131
2016
Caracol Television S.A.
123
2016
Teck Resources+image
Teck Resources
New Brunswick (Canada)
110
2016
3M Company+image
3M Company
Minnesota (United States)
103
2014
Umgeni Water+Image
Umgeni Water
94
2017
Desso+Image
Desso
Belgium
75
2014
Johnson&Johnson+image
Johnson&Johnson
New Jersey (United States)
72
2014
CAP S.A.
68
2014
Grupo Nacional Provincial
Mexico
40
2014
ConAgra Foods+image
ConAgra Foods
Nebraska (United States)
35
2015
Empresas Publicas de Medellin+Image
Empresas Publicas de Medellin
Colombia
25
2014
Eskom+Image
Eskom
South Africa
20
2016
NRG Energy+image
NRG Energy
New Jersey (United States)
15
2014
CSX+image
CSX
Florida (United States)
14
2014
Sistema+Image
Sistema
Russia
11
2016
Johnson Controls+image
Johnson Controls
Wisconsin (United States)
11
2014
Hitachi Ltd.+image
Hitachi Ltd.
Japan
9
2014

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About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-EN29 – ‘Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations’.

This Indicator is broader than depicted within the metric description. It also asks for G4-EN29-a – ‘Total monetary value of significant fines, cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms’ - and G4-EN29-b - ‘Where organizations have not identified any non-compliance with laws or regulations, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient’.

The level of non-compliance within the organization helps indicate the ability of management to ensure that operations conform to certain performance parameters. From an economic perspective, ensuring compliance helps to reduce financial risks that occur either directly or indirectly. In some circumstances, non-compliance can lead to clean-up obligations or other costly environmental liabilities. The strength of the organization’s compliance record can also affect its ability to expand operations or gain permits.

Methodology

This metric is looking for the number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws the company has received:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate the total number of non-monetary sanctions - G4-EN29-a:

  • Identify administrative or judicial sanctions for failure to comply with environmental laws and regulations, including, as a minimum:

    • International declarations, conventions, and treaties, as well as national, sub-national, regional, and local regulations. Include non-compliances related to spills

    • Voluntary environmental agreements with regulating authorities that are considered binding and developed as a substitute for implementing new regulations. In certain jurisdictions, such agreements are referred to as ‘covenants’

    • Cases brought against the organization through the use of international dispute mechanisms or national dispute mechanisms supervised by government authorities

  • Calculate the total number of non-monetary sanctions

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