GRI Index

GRI IndicatorReportingComments
  Strategy and analysis    
G4-1 CEO's statement From the President and CEO  
G4-2 Risks and opportunities Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
    Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
  Organisational profile
G4-3 Name of the organisation Front page  
G4-4 Primary products, services and brands Business segments  
G4-5 Location of headquarters Website: Contacts  
G4-6 Number of countries and location of operations Website: Employees  
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form Financial statements  
G4-8 Markets served Financial statements  
G4-9 Scale of the reporting organisation Financial statements  
G4-10 Total workforce by employment type, contract, region and gender Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees  
G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements   Information not available, not reported.
G4-12 Describe the organisation's supply chain   Not reported
G4-13 Significant changes regarding size, structure or ownership Financial statements  
  Commitments to external initiatives           
G4-14 Addressing precautionary approach Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
G4-15 Voluntary charters and other initiatives Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
G4-16 Memberships in associations Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
  Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 List all entities included in the organizations consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents Financial statements  
G4-18 Process for defining reporting content Principles of reporting on CR  
G4-19 Material Aspects identified Principles of reporting on CR  
G4-20 Aspect Boundary within the organization   Not reported.
G4-21 Aspect Boundary outside the organization   Not reported.
G4-22 Restatements Principles of reporting on CR Possible restatements reported together with the relevant indicator
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or meassurement technique Principles of reporting on CR Possible changes reported together with the relevant indicator
  Stakeholder engagement
G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
G4-26 Report the organization's approach to stakeholder engagement Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
G4-27 Report key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
  Report profile
G4-28 Reporting period Principles of reporting on CR  
G4-29 Date of the most recent period Principles of reporting on CR  
G4-30 Reporting cycle Principles of reporting on CR  
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report Website: Media contacts  
  GRI content index
 G4-32 GRI content index GRI content index  
  Assurance
G4-33 External assurance Principles of reporting on CR  
  Governance
 G4-34 Governance structure Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
G4-37 Mechanisms for stakeholders and employees to have an influence Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
G4-38 Governance bodies and independent members Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
G4-39 Independence of the Chairman of the Board Website: Investors/Corporate Governance The self-assessment process does not comprise a separate evaluation of economic, social or environmental responsibility.
G4-40 Qualifications and expertise required from members of the Board Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
G4-41 Process in place for the Board to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided  Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
  Highest governance body's competenices and performance evaluation
G4-44 Identification of stakeholders and approaches to stakeholder engagement Website: Investors/Corporate Governance The self-assessment process does not comprise a separate evaluation of economic, social or environmental responsibility.
  Highest governance body's role in risk management
G4-45 Procedures for the Board for overseeing management of sustainability, including risk management Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
  Remuneration and incentives
G4-51 Management’s performance-based compensation Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
  Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 Mission, values and code of conduct Website: About us  
  Category: Economic
  Aspect: Economic Performance
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
G4-EC2 Financial implications, threats and opportunities related to climate change Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
G4-EC4 Significant financial assistance received from the government Website: Environment  
G4-M1 Revenue from advertising sales Financial Development  
  Aspect: Indirect Economic Impacts
G4-EC7 Investments and services provided for public benefit Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
G4-EC8 Other significant indirect economic impacts Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
  Category: Environmental
  Aspect: Materials
G4-EN1 Materials used Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
G4-EN2 Percentage of recycled materials Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
  Aspect: Energy
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organisation Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
G4-EN4 Energy consumption outside the organisation. Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
 G4-EN7 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient products or services Website: Environment  
    Website: Business  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Business  
  Aspect: Biodiversity
G4-EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
  Aspect: Emissions
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2) Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
G4-EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3) Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
G4-EN19 Initiatives to reduce GHG emissions and reductions achieved Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
    Website: Environment  
G4-EN21 VOC emissions Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
  Aspect: Effluents and waste
G4-EN23 Waste disposal Website: Environment  
  Aspect: Products and services
G4-EN27 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
       
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Business  
G4-EN28 Recycling of products Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
  Aspect: Transport
G4-EN30 Environmental impacts of transportation Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
  Category: Social
  Sub-category: Labor Practices and Decent Work
  Aspect: Employment
G4-LA2 Employee benefits Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees  
    Website: Employees  
  Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety    
G4-LA6 Rates of injury and lost days Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees  
  Aspect: Training and Education
G4-LA9 Training Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees Training days reported instead of hours
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
    Website: Employees  
    Website: Brainprint  
G4-LA10 Programs for competence development and lifelong learning Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees  
    Website: Employees  
G4-LA11 Performance and career development reviews Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees  
    Website: Employees  
  Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity    
G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees Percentage of women in management
  Aspect: Equal Remuneration for Women and Men    
G4-LA13 Ratio of basic salary of men and women by employee category Sustainable Media in 2015: Employees  
  Sub-category: Human Rights
  Aspect: Investment
G4-HR2 Employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights Website: Brainprint No total hours, but principles: Ethical policies of Journalists
  Aspect: Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms    
G4-HR3 Incidents of discrimination and actions taken Website: Employees No cases
  Aspect: Assessment    
G4-HR9 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments Website: Brainprint  
  Aspect: Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms    
G4-HR12 Number of grievances related to human rights   No cases
  Sub-category: Society
  Aspect: Local Communities
G4-SO1 Programmes and practices that manage regional impacts Website: Communities  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
    Website: Environment  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Environment  
    Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
  Aspect: Public Policy    
G4-SO6 Financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions Sustainable Media in 2015: Business  
  Aspect: Compliance    
G4-SO8 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations   No cases
  Sub-category: Product Responsibility
  Aspect: Product and Service Labeling
 G4-PR5  Practices related to customer satisfaction Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
  Aspect: Marketing Communications
G4-PR7 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications Website: Products  
  Aspect: Content Creation
G4-M2 Monitoring journalistic ethics Website: Brainprint  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Brainprint  
 G4-M3 Actions taken to improve journalistic ethics Website: Brainprint  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Brainprint  
  Aspect: Content Dissemination
G4-M4 Actions taken to improve performance in relation to content dissemination issues Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
    Website: Communities  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Communitiess  
 G4-M5  Follow-up on content dissemination Website: Brainprint  Processes reported
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Brainprint  
    Website: Communities  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
    Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
  Aspect: Audience Interaction
G4-M6 Interaction with audiences Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
    Website: Communities  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Communities  
    Website: Brainprint  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Brainprint  
  Aspect: Media Literacy
G4-M7 Media literacy skills development Website: Brainprint  
    Sustainable Media in 2015: Brainprint  

Principles of reporting on corporate responsibility

Alma Media's business operations are based on the Group's socially responsible mission: acting for individual freedom and well-being. Alma Media's corporate responsibility reporting describes the Group's business operations from the perspective of this mission, each year providing qualitative and quantitative information on what corporate responsibility means for Alma Media. The other contents of the Annual Review and the company website complement the reporting. The next review of corporate responsibility will be published in early 2017.

The reporting period for corporate responsibility corresponds to Alma Media's financial year, i.e. the calendar year, 1 Jan–31 Dec 2015. This report additionally includes certain instances of information pertaining to 2015. The report covers the Group's Finnish operations, except for the economic data in the Communities section, which also includes the Group's international operations. This means that the economic data is consistent with the Group's other financial reporting. Regarding social and environmental responsibility, international operations have been excluded on the basis of the GRI guidelines, as their impacts on sustainable development are minor due to their scope and nature.

The reporting on corporate responsibility is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines and the additional media sector guidelines (GRI Media Sector Supplement). The report focuses on the aspects of corporate responsibility that were determined to be of key significance to Alma Media based on the stakeholder study carried out in 2010. A table illustrating the degree to which the report corresponds with the GRI guidelines is presented here.

Calculation and data collection principles for CR reporting

The CR data in the Annual Review was collected from the Group's internal statistical systems, subcontractors and partners. The calculation principles are compliant with the GRI G4 Guidelines where appropriate with regards to the information available. Where significant deviations to the GRI G4 guidelines have been made, this is mentioned in conjunction with the figure in question. The figures pertaining to economic responsibility were taken from the financial statements. The numbers concerning environmental responsibility have primarily been collected from suppliers and the invoicing function. Finnish average values provided by Statistics Finland and the Finnish Energy Industries have been used in the calculations of carbon dioxide emissions. Information pertaining to social responsibility has been collected from HR systems, the Group's insurance company and, with regards to journalism, the website of the Council for Mass Media. Certain figures are not comparable to earlier years due to more accurate reporting methods and a change in the source for average emissions data in use this year. This is mentioned separately where relevant. Reporting is developed and improved continuously to make it more accurate and comprehensive in the future.