Global Reporting Initiative+Human rights impacts grievances filed (G4-HR12-a)
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Human rights impacts grievances filed (G4-HR12-a)

What is the total number of grievances about human rights impacts filed through the organization's formal grievance mechanisms?
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206 Known
+ 451 Unknown
= 657 Total results
Companies Values
17,592
grievances 2015
3,432
grievances 2015
3,325
grievances 2014
1,588
grievances 2016
1,420
grievances 2017
963
grievances 2016
921
grievances 2015
853
grievances 2016
779
grievances 2017
621
grievances 2015
561
grievances 2017
380
grievances 2016
246
grievances 2015
244
grievances 2017
211
grievances 2016
211
grievances 2017
182
grievances 2017
181
grievances 2014
159
grievances 2017
135
grievances 2016

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grievances
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines.  It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-HR12 -  ‘Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms'. This disclosure is broader than depicted within the metric description. It also asks for:

  • G4-HR12-a: Total number of grievances about human rights impacts filed through formal grievance mechanisms during the reporting period.
  • G4-HR12-b: Of the identified grievances, how many were:

ŸŸ                    Addressed during the reporting period
ŸŸ                    Resolved during the reporting period

  • G4-HR12-c: Total number of grievances about human rights impacts filed prior to the reporting period that were resolved during the reporting period.

Disputes may occur over the human rights impacts of an organization’s activities and relationships with others (such as entities in the supply chain). Effective grievance mechanisms play an important role in the successful protection of human rights.

Methodology

This metric is looking for the total number of grievances about human rights impacts filed through the organization's formal grievance mechanisms:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:
To calculate the total number of grievances about human rights impacts filed through the organization's formal grievance mechanisms - G4-HR12-a:

  • ​Identify existing formal grievance mechanisms. Formal grievance mechanisms may be managed by the reporting organization or by an external party.

  • Identify the total number of grievances about human rights impact filed through formal grievance mechanisms during the reporting period.