Global Reporting Initiative+Hazardous Waste Created (G4-EN23-a)
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Hazardous Waste Created (G4-EN23-a)

What is the total amount of hazardous waste created by the organization (in metric tonnes)?
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239 Known
+ 303 Unknown
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Companies Values
Glencore International+image
Glencore International
Switzerland
196M
tonnes 2016
Johnson&Johnson+image
Johnson&Johnson
New Jersey (United States)
57.5M
tonnes 2014
BHP Billiton+image
BHP Billiton
Australia
14.4M
tonnes 2017
BASF SE+image
BASF SE
Germany
870,000
tonnes 2016
Royal Dutch Shell plc+image
Royal Dutch Shell plc
United Kingdom
658,000
tonnes 2016
Dow Chemical+image
Dow Chemical
Michigan (United States)
615,000
tonnes 2014
Borusan+Image
Borusan
594,407
tonnes 2016
Bayer AG+image
Bayer AG
Germany
541,000
tonnes 2015
Wesfarmers Limited+image
Wesfarmers Limited
Australia
533,000
tonnes 2017
Chevron Corporation+image
Chevron Corporation
California (United States)
500,000
tonnes 2015
Statoil+image
Statoil
Norway
438,000
tonnes 2016
Sasol+Image
Sasol
South Africa
348,000
tonnes 2017
OMV Petrom+Image
OMV Petrom
Romania
338,731
tonnes 2015
Petrobras+image
Petrobras
245,000
tonnes 2014
Solvay+image
Solvay
Belgium
216,073
tonnes 2014
Ferrovial+image
Ferrovial
Spain
214,356
tonnes 2015
Johnson Controls+image
Johnson Controls
Wisconsin (United States)
205,182
tonnes 2014
Samsung+image
Samsung
Korea, Republic of
171,935
tonnes 2014
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited+Image
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
Israel
168,352
tonnes 2016
Outokumpu+Image
Outokumpu
Finland
139,224
tonnes 2016

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About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-EN23 - 'Total weight of waste by type and disposal method'. The indicator asks for additional information, not included in this metric. G4-EN23 asks for the total weight of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, by the following disposal methods:

  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Composting
  • Recovery, including energy recovery
  • Incineration (mass burn)
  • Deep well injection
  • Landfill
  • On-site storage
  • Other (to be specified by the organization)

In addition, the indicator asks to report how the waste disposal method has been determined.

Data on waste generation figures over several years indicates the level of progress the organization has made toward waste reduction efforts. It also indicates potential improvements in process efficiency and productivity. From a financial perspective, the reduction of waste contributes directly to lower costs for materials, processing, and disposal.

Information about the disposal destination reveals the extent to which an organization has managed the balance between disposal options and uneven environmental impacts. For example, land filling and recycling create very different types of environmental impacts and residual effects. Most waste minimization strategies emphasize prioritizing options for reuse, recycling, and then recovery over other disposal options.

Methodology

This metric is asking for the total amount of hazardous waste generated by the company in metric tonnes:

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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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate total weight of hazardous waste created by the organization’s operations - G4-EN23-a:

  • Identify the weight of waste created by the organization’s operations, categorized as hazardous waste (as defined by national legislation at the point of generation)

If no weight data are available, estimate the weight using available information on waste density and volume collected, mass balances, or similar information.

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