Novus International
About Novus
Part: 01
Collaboration
Part: 02
Community
Part: 03
About this Report
Part: 04

GRI Index

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit multi- stakeholder organization which acts to increase the level of business transparency through sustainability reporting among companies throughout the world. The main tool for assimilating sustainability reporting is the GRI reporting framework that contains detailed guidelines for reporting on sustainability impacts and provides a consistent structure that thousands of companies around the world use to disclose their approach and performance related to sustainability. Over 6,000 sustainability reports were published in 2011 by companies all over the world, many of them using the GRI framework. 

This report applies the GRI framework at Application Level B. This report has been assessed by the reporting analyst at the GRI and has been confirmed to conform to this level. The different Application Levels of the GRI framework relate to the level of transparency of disclosures in the Sustainability Report. Below is the table showing the different Application Levels of the GRI:

For more information, please see: www.globalreporting.org.

The following table shows which disclosures and indicators of the GRI G3 framework Novus has responded to and links to the responses that can be found within the report.

G3 Indicator Description Reported Page No. Comment
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker. Fully 3  
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. Fully 35, 36, 38, 79, 80 Key aspects of risk and opportunity in all areas of animal agriculture are described throughout Part Two, pages 29-64. Risks and opportunities are also described on pages 23-24 (Material issues).
2.1 Name of the organization Fully 8  
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. Fully 10  
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. Fully 8, 9, 14  
2.4 Location of organization's headquarters. Fully 7  
2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report. Fully 7  
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. Fully 14  
2.7 Markets served. Fully 14  
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization. Partial This page Proprietary information: Novus does not disclose business information relating to net sales, market capitalization or quantities of products provided because as a privately held company, this information is considered proprietary and disclosure could potentially harm Novus's competitive position.
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership. Fully This page There were no significant changes in structure or ownership.
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period. Fully 12, 13  
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. Fully 1  
3.2 Date of most recent previous report. Fully This page Novus's most recent previous report covered the year 2010 and was published in 2011.
G3 Indicator Description Reported Page No. Comment
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.) Fully 1  
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Fully 108  
3.5 Process for defining report content. Fully 1  
3.6 Boundary of the report. Fully 1  
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report. Fully 1  
3.8 Joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities. Fully 7, 8  
3.9 Data measurement techniques. Fully This page Data measurement techniques are disclosed wherever data is reported in the body of this report.
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in earlier reports. Fully 89 Liquid waste to water treatment has been restated.
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report. Fully This page There are no significant changes from previous reporting periods. All measurement methods are stated alongside data provided in the report.
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. Fully 103 - 108  
3.13 External assurance for the report. Fully 1  
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight. Fully 14 - 16  
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer. Fully 15  
4.3 Members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or nonexecutive members. Fully 14  
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. Fully 17  
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives. Fully 15  
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. Fully 14  
G3 Indicator Description Reported Page No. Comment
4.7 Qualifications of the members of the highest governance body in economic, environmental, and social topics. Fully 14  
4.8 Mission or values, codes of conduct. Fully 6  
4.9 Highest governance body for management of economic, environmental, and social performance. Fully 17  
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance. Fully 17  
4.11 Precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. Fully 86  
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles. Fully 63 Responsible Care: page 63. In addition, Novus is a member of several trade associations and subscribes to their declared principles and charters.
4.13 Memberships in associations. Fully 99  
4.14 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Fully 22  
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Fully 21  
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement. Fully 21, 22  
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement. Fully 23, 24  
ECDMA Goals, policy, plans, procedures. Fully 8, 9, 14, 46, 66 Economic Performance: page 66 Market Presence: pages 8, 9, 14 Indirect Economic Impacts: pages 46, 66
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change. Fully 30  
EC6 Spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation. Fully 64  
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation. Fully 78  
ENDMA Goals, policy, plans, procedures. Fully 110 - 115 Materials: page 86
Energy: pages 87, 88
Water: page 86
Biodiversity: page 118
Emissions, Effluents, and Waste: page 89
Products and Services: page 61, 62, 64
Compliance: page 86
Transport: page 86
Overall: page 86
EN3 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. Fully 87  
G3 Indicator Description Reported Page No. Comment
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source. Fully 87  
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Fully 88  
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. Fully This page There were zero emissions of ozonedepleting substances from Novus operations during the reporting period.
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. Fully 89  
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills. Fully This page There were zero spills of hazardous substances in all Novus operations in the reporting period.
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. Fully 90  
LADMA Goals, policy, plans, procedures. Fully 76, 79, 80, 83 Employment: page 76 Labor/Management Relations: page 79
Occupational Health and Safety: page 80
Training and Education: page 83
Diversity and Equal Opportunity: page 79
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region. Fully 77  
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region. Fully 108  
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Fully 79  
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region. Fully 80  
LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases. Fully 80  
HRDMA Goals, policy, plans, procedures. Fully 63, 76, 79 Procurement Practices: page 63
Non-discrimination: page 79
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: page 79
Abolition of Child Labor: page 79
Prevention of Forced and Compulsory Labor: page 79
Complaints and Grievance Practices: page 79
Security Practices: page 79
Indigenous Rights: page 76
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. Fully 19  
G3 Indicator Description Reported Page No. Comment
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor. Fully 79  
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor. Fully 79  
SODMA Goals, policy, plans, procedures. Fully 28, 29, 30, 121 Community: page 129
Corruption: page 29
Public Policy: page 31
Anti-Competitive Behavior: page 29
Compliance: page 30
SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption. Fully 18  
SO3 Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures. Fully 18  
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. Fully 19  
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. Fully This page Novus has paid no fines and has not been subject to non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations during the reporting period.
PRDMA Goals, policy, plans, procedures. Fully 62, 64, 92 Customer Health and Safety: page 92
Product and Service Labeling: page 64
Marketing Communications: page 64
Customer Privacy: page 92
Compliance: page 92
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Fully 64  
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Fully This page Prior to external release, all advertising, marketing and public relations materials are reviewed by Novus's Regulatory and Legal departments for compliance with all standards and regulations.
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. Fully This page Novus has paid no fines for noncompliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services during the reporting period.

Novus Employee Turnover by Age in 2011

  Male Female
Age Number of Employees % of Total Turnover in 2011 Number of Employees % of Total Turnover in 2011
Below age 30 7 5 13 8
Age 30 - 50 68 44 36 23
Over age 50 20 13 10 6
Total Turnover 95 62 59 38

Novus Employee Turnover by Region in 2011

  Male Female
Region Number of Employees % of Total Turnover in 2011 Number of Employees % of Total Turnover in 2011
North America 39 25 35 23
Asia Pacific 28 18 16 10
EAME 20 13 4 3
LATAM 8 5 4 3
Total Turnover 95 62 59 38

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