2015 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

GRI G4 Index

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES
Section Disclosure # Disclosure Compilation Items Page #/Answer

Strategy and Analysis

G4-1

Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.

Message From the Chairman

 

G4-2

Provide a description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

About This Report

Organizational Profile

G4-3

Report the name of the organization.

About This Report

 

G4-4

Report the primary brands, products, and services.

About This Report

 

G4-5

Report the location of the organization’s headquarters.

Our Business

 

G4-6

Report the number of countries where the organization operates.

Our Business

 

G4-7

Report the nature of ownership and legal form.

Annual Report

 

G4-8

Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries).

Our Business

 

G4-9

Report the scale of the organization.

Corporate Profile

 

G4-10

Breakdown of Employee Type.

Diversity and Inclusion

 

G4-11

Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Our Business

 

G4-16

List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations.

Economic Engine

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

G4-17

List all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.

Annual Report

 

G4-18

Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries.

About This Report

 

G4-23

Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries.

About This Report

Stakeholder Engagement

G4-24

Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.

About This Report

Report Profile

G4-28

Reporting period for information provided.

About This Report

Report Profile

G4-30

Reporting cycle.

About This Report

 

G4-31

Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

About This Report

 

G4-32

Report the ‘in accordance’ option the organization has chosen.

About This Report

Governance

G4-34

Report the governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body.

Board of Directors

 

G4-35

Report the process for delegating authority for economic, environmental, and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.

Board of Directors

Managing Risk & Compliance

G4-36

Report whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics, and whether post-holders report directly to the highest governance body.

Board of Directors

Sustainability

G4-38

Report the composition of the highest governance body and its committees.

Board of Directors

Managing Risk & Compliance

G4-39

Report whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.

Board of Directors

G4-40

Report the nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members.

Board of Directors

G4-41

Report processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed.

Board of Directors

G4-45

Report the highest governance body’s role in the identification and management of economic, environmental, and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Managing Risk & Compliance

 

G4-46

Report the highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes for economic, environmental, and social topics.

Managing Risk & Compliance

G4-48

Report the highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report.

Message From the Chairman

Managing Risk & Compliance

G4-51

Report the remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives.

Board of Directors

Governance

G4-52

Report the process for determining remuneration.

Board of Directors

Ethics and Integrity

G4-56

Describe the organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.

SPIRIT Values

 

G4-57

Report the internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines.

Code of Ethics

 

G4-58

Report the internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms, or hotlines.

Code of Ethics

SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES
Category Aspect # Disclosure # Page #/Answer

Economic

Economic Performance

G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed.

Our Business

Financial Highlights

 

Economic Performance

G4-EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activited due to climate change.

2014 Annual Report

 

Indirect Economic Impacts

G4-EC7

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported.

Our Business

Economic Engine

 

Indirect Economic Impacts

G4-EC8

Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.

Economic Engine

Environmental

Materials

G4-EN1

Materials used by weight or volume.

Recycling Waste

Recycling Locomotives

 

Materials

G4-EN2

Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.

Recycling Waste

Recycling Locomotives

 

Energy

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization.

Energy-Efficient Operations

 

Energy

G4-EN6

Reduction of energy consumption.

Energy-Efficient Operations

 

Water

G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.

Environmental Management

Stewardship

Environmental

Biodiversity

G4-EN12

Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.

Stewardship

 

Biodiversity

G4-EN13

Habitats protected or restored.

Stewardship

 

Emissions

G4-EN15

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1).

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Emissions

G4-EN16

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2).

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Emissions

G4-EN17

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3).

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Emissions

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Emissions

G4-EN19

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Partnering to Cut Emissions

Recycling Locomotives

 

Emissions

G4-EN21

NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions.

Partnering to Cut Emissions

 

Effluents and Waste

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.

Recycling Waste

Recycling Locomotives

 

Effluents and Waste

G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills.

Recycling Waste

Operating a Safe Railroad

 

Products and Services

G4-EN27

Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services.

Moving Crude Oil

 

Compliance

G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Managing Risk & Compliance

 

Overall

G4-EN31

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Environmental Management

Labor Practices and Decent Work

Employment

G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.

Workforce Ingenuity

 

Employment

G4-LA2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation.

Diversity and Inclusion

Labor Practices and Decent Work

Occupational Health and Safety

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.

Grassroots Safety

 

Occupational Health and Safety

G4-LA6

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender.

An Industry Leader

Society

Local Communities

G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local communitity engagement, impact assesments, and development programs.

Giving Back

Helping Hands

 

Public Policy

G4-SO6

Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary.

Government Relations

 

Anti-competitive Behavior

G4-SO7

Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, antitrust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes.

Managing Risk & Compliance