The disclosures for our 2016 Sustainability Report are listed below.

General Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
  • Strategy and Analysis
    G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability CEO Letter
  • Organizational Profile
    G4-3 Name of the organization Southwire Company LLC
    G4-4 Primary brands, products and services Technology & Innovation
    G4-5 Location of organization’s headquarters Carrollton, Georgia
    G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report About Our Company
    G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form Southwire Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is the primary operating entity in the Southwire group of companies, which includes both domestic and international companies. It is the heir to the 60-year-old Southwire legacy of responsible and sustainable business practices.
    G4-8 Markets served About Our Company
    G4-9 Scale of the reporting organization About Our Company; To maintain the confidentiality afforded a private company, Southwire chooses not to publicly report total capitalization or quantity of products and services provided.
    G4-10 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region, broken down by gender About Our Company
    G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements About Our Company
    G4-12 Description of the organization’s supply chain Sustainable Supply Chain
    G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership or supply chain Acquisitions
    G4-14 Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization Southwire does not address the precautionary principle.
    G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses None
    G4-16 Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations Industry Partnerships
  • Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
    G4-17 Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports As a private company, Southwire does not disclose publicly our financial statements, nor the entities within our operational control.
    G4-18 Process for defining report content Materiality
    G4-19 Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content Materiality
    G4-20 For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization Materiality
    G4-21 For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization Materiality
    G4-22 Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports None
    G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries Organizational Structure & Acquisitions
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-25 The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-26 The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-27 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns Stakeholder Engagement
  • Report Profile
    G4-28 Reporting period About This Report
    G4-29 Date of most recent previous report About This Report: This is our third report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative. Past annual sustainability reports (dated 2007 to 2015) are available in Report Downloads.
    G4-30 Reporting cycle Annual
    G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents Jeff Herrin, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, EHS & Quality
    G4-32 ‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index G4 Core
    G4-33 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report No data in this report have been externally assured.
  • Governance
    G4-34 Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body Governance
  • Ethics and Integrity
    G4-56 The organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics Ethics & Transparency

Specific Standard Disclosures

GRI AspectMaterial TopicGRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
  • Economic
    Economic Performance Industry Partnerships G4-DMA Management approach Industry Partnerships
    Economic Performance Industry Partnerships G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Industry Partnerships
    Indirect Economic Impacts Technology & Innovation G4-DMA Management approach Technology & Innovation
    Indirect Economic Impacts Technology & Innovation, Communities G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Technology & Innovation, Communities
  • Environmental
    Energy Energy Usage G4-DMA Management Approach Energy Usage
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization. Energy Usage: Information obtained from utility bills (not verified by outside party), estimates used where data unavailable; Energy consumption calculated based on 1,025 Btu/cf natural gas (2013 average per US Energy Administration), 91,420 Btu/gal propane (Alternative Fuels Data Center, 2014), 1,054.2 Joules/Btu, 3.6 MJ/KWh
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN5 Energy Intensity Energy Usage: Energy Intensity was calculated based on MMBtu per ton of production where: Electricity = MWh x 3.412 MMBtu/MWh x (source-site factor); Gas = MMcf 1025 MMBtu/cf x (source-site factor), for electricity and natural gas consumed inside the organization
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Energy Usage
    Emissions Sustainable Supply Chain G4-DMA Management approach Sustainable Supply Chain
    Emissions Sustainable Supply Chain G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Sustainable Supply Chain
    Effluents and Waste Waste G4-DMA Management approach Waste
    Effluents and Waste Waste G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Waste
    Effluents and Waste Ethics & Transparency G4-DMA Management approach Ethics & Transparency
    Effluents and Waste Ethics & Transparency G4-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills Ethics & Transparency
    Products and Services Product Responsibility G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Product Responsibility
    Products and Services Product Responsibility, Waste G4-EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed, by category Product Responsibility, Waste
    Sustainable Supply Chain Indicators Percentage of key suppliers with environmental, social, governance and quality management systems audited by Southwire Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Labor Practices and Decent Work
    Occupational Health and Safety Employee Wellness G4-DMA Management Approach Employee Wellness
    Occupational Health and Safety Employee Wellness G4-LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs Employee Wellness
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-DMA Management approach Workplace Safety & Health
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender. Workplace Safety & Health
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Workplace Safety & Health
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions Workplace Safety & Health
    Training and Education Talent Acquisition & Development G4-DMA Management approach Talent Acquisition & Development
    Training and Education Talent Acquisition & Development G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Talent Acquisition & Development
    Training and Education Talent Acquisition & Development G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category Talent Acquisition & Development
    Diversity and Equal Opportunity Inclusion G4-DMA Management approach Inclusion
    Diversity and Equal Opportunity Inclusion G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Inclusion
    Employee Engagement G4-DMA Management approach Employee Engagement
    Employee Engagement Indicators Voluntary participation rate in employee engagement survey Employee Engagement
    Employee Wellness Indicators Percent voluntary participation in biometric screenings, overall employee average biometric grade, and percent of locations with Healthy Choice options Employee Wellness
  • Society
    Local Communities Communities G4-DMA Management approach Communities
    Local Communities Communities G4-SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Giving Back
  • Product Responsibility
    Product and Service Labeling Industry Partnerships G4-DMA Management approach Industry Partnerships
    Product and Service Labeling Industry Partnerships G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Industry Partnerships

General Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
  • Strategy and Analysis
    G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability CEO Letter
  • Organizational Profile
    G4-3 Name of the organization Southwire Company LLC
    G4-4 Primary brands, products and services Technology & Innovation
    G4-5 Location of organization’s headquarters Carrollton, Georgia
    G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report About Our Company
    G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form Southwire Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is the primary operating entity in the Southwire group of companies, which includes both domestic and international companies. It is the heir to the 60-year-old Southwire legacy of responsible and sustainable business practices.
    G4-8 Markets served About Our Company
    G4-9 Scale of the reporting organization About Our Company; To maintain the confidentiality afforded a private company, Southwire chooses not to publicly report total capitalization or quantity of products and services provided.
    G4-10 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region, broken down by gender About Our Company
    G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements About Our Company
    G4-12 Description of the organization’s supply chain Sustainable Supply Chain
    G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership or supply chain Acquisitions
    G4-14 Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization Southwire does not address the precautionary principle.
    G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses None
    G4-16 Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations Industry Partnerships
  • Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
    G4-17 Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports As a private company, Southwire does not disclose publicly our financial statements, nor the entities within our operational control.
    G4-18 Process for defining report content Materiality
    G4-19 Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content Materiality
    G4-20 For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization Materiality
    G4-21 For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization Materiality
    G4-22 Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports None
    G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries Organizational Structure & Acquisitions
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-25 The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-26 The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-27 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns Stakeholder Engagement
  • Report Profile
    G4-28 Reporting period About This Report
    G4-29 Date of most recent previous report About This Report: This is our third report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative. Past annual sustainability reports (dated 2007 to 2015) are available in Report Downloads.
    G4-30 Reporting cycle Annual
    G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents Jeff Herrin, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, EHS & Quality
    G4-32 ‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index G4 Core
    G4-33 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report No data in this report have been externally assured.
  • Governance
    G4-34 Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body Governance
  • Ethics and Integrity
    G4-56 The organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics Ethics & Transparency

Specific Standard Disclosures

GRI AspectMaterial TopicGRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
  • Economic
    Economic Performance Industry Partnerships G4-DMA Management approach Industry Partnerships
    Economic Performance Industry Partnerships G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Industry Partnerships
    Indirect Economic Impacts Technology & Innovation G4-DMA Management approach Technology & Innovation
    Indirect Economic Impacts Technology & Innovation, Communities G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Technology & Innovation, Communities
  • Environmental
    Energy Energy Usage G4-DMA Management Approach Energy Usage
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization. Energy Usage: Information obtained from utility bills (not verified by outside party), estimates used where data unavailable; Energy consumption calculated based on 1,025 Btu/cf natural gas (2013 average per US Energy Administration), 91,420 Btu/gal propane (Alternative Fuels Data Center, 2014), 1,054.2 Joules/Btu, 3.6 MJ/KWh
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN5 Energy Intensity Energy Usage: Energy Intensity was calculated based on MMBtu per ton of production where: Electricity = MWh x 3.412 MMBtu/MWh x (source-site factor); Gas = MMcf 1025 MMBtu/cf x (source-site factor), for electricity and natural gas consumed inside the organization
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Energy Usage
    Emissions Sustainable Supply Chain G4-DMA Management approach Sustainable Supply Chain
    Emissions Sustainable Supply Chain G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Sustainable Supply Chain
    Effluents and Waste Waste G4-DMA Management approach Waste
    Effluents and Waste Waste G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Waste
    Effluents and Waste Ethics & Transparency G4-DMA Management approach Ethics & Transparency
    Effluents and Waste Ethics & Transparency G4-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills Ethics & Transparency
    Products and Services Product Responsibility G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Product Responsibility
    Products and Services Product Responsibility, Waste G4-EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed, by category Product Responsibility, Waste
    Sustainable Supply Chain Indicators_ Percentage of key suppliers with environmental, social, governance and quality management systems audited by Southwire Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Labor Practices and Decent Work
    Occupational Health and Safety Employee Wellness G4-DMA Management Approach Employee Wellness
    Occupational Health and Safety Employee Wellness G4-LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs Employee Wellness
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-DMA Management approach Workplace Safety & Health
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender. Workplace Safety & Health
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Workplace Safety & Health
    Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Safety & Health G4-LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions Workplace Safety & Health
    Training and Education Talent Acquisition & Development G4-DMA Management approach Talent Acquisition & Development
    Training and Education Talent Acquisition & Development G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Talent Acquisition & Development
    Training and Education Talent Acquisition & Development G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category Talent Acquisition & Development
    Diversity and Equal Opportunity Inclusion G4-DMA Management approach Inclusion
    Diversity and Equal Opportunity Inclusion G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Inclusion
    Employee Engagement G4-DMA Management approach Employee Engagement
    Employee Engagement Indicators Voluntary participation rate in employee engagement survey Employee Engagement
    Employee Wellness Indicators__ Percent voluntary participation in biometric screenings, overall employee average biometric grade, and percent of locations with Healthy Choice options Employee Wellness
  • Society
    Local Communities Communities G4-DMA Management approach Communities
    Local Communities Communities G4-SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Giving Back
  • Product Responsibility
    Product and Service Labeling Industry Partnerships G4-DMA Management approach Industry Partnerships
    Product and Service Labeling Industry Partnerships G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Industry Partnerships