ABOUT THIS REPORT

GRI CONTENT INDEX

The disclosures for our 2015 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 CEO Letter
  • Organizational Profile
    G4-3 Name of the organization Southwire Company LLC
    G4-4 Primary brands, products, and services About Our Company, Technology & Innovation
    G4-5 Location of the organization’s headquarters Carrollton, Georgia
    G4-6 Countries where the organization operates Southwire operates in six (6) countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, United Kingdom, and China.
    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 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 number of employees by employment contract and gender Employee Composition
    G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements Employee Composition
    G4-12 Organization's supply chain Sustainable Supply Chain
    G4-13 Changes in organization's size, structure, ownership or its supply chain Acquisitions
    G4-14 Precautionary approach to risk management Southwire does not address the precautionary principle.
    G4-15 Externally developed charters, principles or initiatives to which the organization subscribes None
    G4-16 Membership in associations or organizations Industry Partnerships
  • Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
    G4-17 Entities included in the organization reports Southwire is a private company. We do not report publicly our financial statements, nor the entities within our operational control.
    G4-18 Reporting principles for defining report content Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-19 Material aspects identified in defining report content Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-20 Material aspects within the organization Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-21 Material aspects outside the organization Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-22 Restatements of information provided in earlier reports Energy data were revised with a different conversion factor. The number of recyclable reels now includes both wood and steel units recycled by Southwire and through our reel supply partner.
    G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in scope and aspect boundaries Acquisitions
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-25 Identification and selection of stakeholders to engage Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-26 Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-27 Key topics and concerns raised during stakeholder engagements Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
  • Report Profile
    G4-28 Reporting period About This Report
    G4-29 Date of the last report This is our second report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative. Past annual sustainability reports (dated 2007 to 2014) are available in Report Downloads.
    G4-30 Reporting cycle Annual
    G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report Rebecca Cranford, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Safety and Environmental, Contact Us
    G4-32 GRI Content Index G4 Core
    G4-33 External assurance No data in this report have been externally assured.
  • Governance
    G4-34 Governance structure Governance
  • Ethics and Integrity
    G4-56 Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior 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 Energy Use Energy Usage
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN3 Energy Use 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 Technology & Innovation, Product Responsibility G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Technology & Innovation, 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 Workplace Safety & Health 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 Workplace Safety & Health
    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 Product Responsibility G4-DMA Management approach Product Responsibility
    Product and Service Labeling Technology & Innovation G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Technology & Innovation

General Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
  • Strategy and Analysis
    G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization CEO Letter
  • Organizational Profile
    G4-3 Name of the organization Southwire Company LLC
    G4-4 Primary brands, products, and services About Our Company, Technology & Innovation
    G4-5 Location of the organization’s headquarters Carrollton, Georgia
    G4-6 Countries where the organization operates Southwire operates in six (6) countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, United Kingdom, and China.
    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 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 number of employees by employment contract and gender Employee Composition
    G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements Employee Composition
    G4-12 Organization's supply chain Sustainable Supply Chain
    G4-13 Changes in organization's size, structure, ownership or its supply chain Acquisitions
    G4-14 Precautionary approach to risk management Southwire does not address the precautionary principle.
    G4-15 Externally developed charters, principles or initiatives to which the organization subscribes None
    G4-16 Membership in associations or organizations Industry Partnerships
  • Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
    G4-17 Entities included in the organization reports Southwire is a private company. We do not report publicly our financial statements, nor the entities within our operational control.
    G4-18 Reporting principles for defining report content Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-19 Material aspects identified in defining report content Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-20 Material aspects within the organization Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-21 Material aspects outside the organization Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-22 Restatements of information provided in earlier reports Energy data were revised with a different conversion factor. The number of recyclable reels now includes both wood and steel units recycled by Southwire and through our reel supply partner.
    G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in scope and aspect boundaries Acquisitions
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-25 Identification and selection of stakeholders to engage Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-26 Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
    G4-27 Key topics and concerns raised during stakeholder engagements Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
  • Report Profile
    G4-28 Reporting period About This Report
    G4-29 Date of the last report This is our second report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative. Past annual sustainability reports (dated 2007 to 2014) are available in Report Downloads.
    G4-30 Reporting cycle Annual
    G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report Rebecca Cranford, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Safety and Environmental, Contact Us
    G4-32 GRI Content Index G4 Core
    G4-33 External assurance No data in this report have been externally assured.
  • Governance
    G4-34 Governance structure Governance
  • Ethics and Integrity
    G4-56 Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior 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 Energy Use Energy Usage
    Energy Energy Usage G4-EN3 Energy Use 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 Technology & Innovation, Product Responsibility G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Technology & Innovation, 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 Workplace Safety & Health 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 Workplace Safety & Health
    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 Product Responsibility G4-DMA Management approach Product Responsibility
    Product and Service Labeling Technology & Innovation G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Technology & Innovation