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How many incidents of discrimination occurred?

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-HR3 - 'Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken'. 

​Human rights extend beyond the rights of employees in the workplace. Anti-discrimination policy is a key requirement of international conventions and social legislation and guidelines. 

The issue of discrimination is also addressed by ILO Conventions 100 'Equal Remuneration Convention' (27) and 111 ‘Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention’ (31). An effective monitoring system is necessary to ensure compliance throughout the organization’s operations. Stakeholders seek assurance that such policies and monitoring are effective.


This metric is looking for the number of incidents of discrimination occurred:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies

To calculate the total number of incidents of discrimination that occured during the reporting period - G4-HR3-a:

  • Identify incidents of discrimination on grounds of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction, or social origin as defined by the ILO, or other relevant forms of discrimination involving internal and external stakeholders across operations in the reporting period.

Organizations reporting on this disclosure should include the following contextual information, please represent this information as a comment on the metric value:

  • G4-HR3-b: Report the status of the incidents and the actions taken with reference to the following:

    • Incident reviewed by the organization

    • Remediation plans being implemented

    • Remediation plans have been implemented and results reviewed through routine internal management review processes

    • Incident no longer subject to action