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GRI Content Index: 2015

The GRI Index table below provides an overview of our reporting against the GRI G4 Guidelines in 2015.

General Standard Disclosures
Index Number Disclosure Explanation or Location Omissions
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy Message from Director
G4-2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities Key Impacts, Risks, and Opportunities
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Name of the organization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and/or services PNNL Overview
G4-5 Location of organization's headquarters Richland, Washington
G4-6 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 99.9% of employees are based in 123 locations within the United States; 0.1% of employees are based in 3 locations in Canada, Germany, and Dubai.
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form PNNL Overview
G4-8 Markets served PNNL Overview
G4-9 Scale of the reporting organization PNNL Business Facts, Fiscal Year 2015
G4-10 Total employees and breakdown by gender, employment type, etc see G4-LA1 under Labor Practices and Decent Work
G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements 5.3%
G4-12 Description of supply chain Supply Chain
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership There have been no significant changes during the reporting period.
Commitments to External Initiatives
G4-14 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization Governance
G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses Environmental Management System
Economic Development Collaboration
Institutional Partnerships
G4-16 Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations Institutional Partnerships
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 List all entities included in consolidated financial statements and whether any entity is not covered in the report PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-18 Explain process for defining report content and Aspect Boundaries and how the organization implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-19 List all material Aspects identified PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-20 Report the aspect Boundary for each material aspect and any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-21 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-22 Effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries PNNL Material Aspects and Boundaries
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 Provide list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Stakeholder Engagement
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage Stakeholder Engagement
G4-26 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 Stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns Stakeholder Engagement
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting period for information provided Fiscal Year 2015, which runs from October 1 to September 30
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report 2014
G4-30 Reporting cycle Annual
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents Mike Moran
tel: 509-375-2344
G4-32
  1. Report 'In accordance' option the organization has chosen
  2. Report GRI Content Index for option chosen
  3. Report reference to the External Assurance Report, if report has been externally assured
Comprehensive
G4-33 Organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report Ensuring Report Quality
Governance
G4-34 Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts Governance
G4-35 Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees Governance
G4-36 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 Governance
G4-37 Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics Governance
G4-38 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Governance Data on tenure not collected
G4-39 Whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement) Governance
G4-40 Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members Governance
G4-41 Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed Governance
G4-42 Highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts Governance
G4-43 Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics Governance
G4-44
  1. Processes for evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics
  2. Actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice
Governance
G4-45
  1. Highest governance body's role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities
  2. Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body's identification and management of
  3. economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities
Governance
G4-46 Highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics Governance
G4-47 Frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities Governance
G4-48 Highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization's sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered Governance
G4-49 Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body Governance
G4-50 Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them Governance
G4-51 Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives Governance
G4-52 Process for determining remuneration Governance
G4-53 How stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable Governance
G4-54 Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country Confidentiality constraints
G4-55 Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country Confidentiality constraints
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 Governance
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 Stakeholder Engagement
G4-58 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 Stakeholder Engagement
Specific Standard Disclosures
Indicator Material Aspects Information Link Omissions
Disclosures on Management Approach
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Report how the organization manages the material Aspect or its impacts.
Report the evaluation of the management approach.
Material Aspects and Boundaries
Economic Indicators
Aspect: Economic Performance
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Economic Performance
G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change Economic Performance
G4-EC3 Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations Economic Performance
G4-EC4 Financial assistance received from government Economic Performance
Aspect: Indirect Economic Impacts
G4-EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments Economic Performance
G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts Economic Performance
Aspect: Procurement Practices
G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers Economic Performance
Environmental Indicators
Aspect: Materials
GR-EN1 Materials use by weight or volume Environmental Performance
GR-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input Environmental Performance
Aspect: Energy
GR-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization Environmental Performance
GR-EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization Environmental Performance
GR-EN5 Energy Intensity Environmental Performance
GR-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Environmental Performance
GR-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Environmental Performance
Aspect: Water
GR-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Environmental Performance
GR-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal Environmental Performance
GR-EN10 Percentage of water recycled and reused Environmental Performance
Aspect: Biodiversity
GR-EN11 Operational sites in or adjacent to protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value Environmental Performance
GR-EN12 Impact of activities on biodiversity in protected areas Environmental Performance
GR-EN13 Habitats protected or restored Environmental Performance
GR-EN14 IUCN Red List species with habitats in affected areas Environmental Performance
Aspect: Emissions
GR-EN15 Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) Environmental Performance
GR-EN16 Energy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) Environmental Performance
GR-EN17 Other indirect GHG emissions (Scope 3) Environmental Performance
GR-EN18 GHG emissions intensity Environmental Performance
GR-EN19 Reduction of GHG emissions Environmental Performance
GR-EN20 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Environmental Performance
GR-EN21 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions Environmental Performance
Aspect: Effluents and Waste
GR-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination Environmental Performance
GR-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Environmental Performance
GR-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills Environmental Performance
GR-EN25 Weight of waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally Environmental Performance
GR-EN26 Identity, size, status, and biodiversity of affected habitats Environmental Performance
Aspect: Compliance
GR-EN29 Monetary value of sanctions/fines for non-compliance Environmental Performance
Aspect: Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
GR-EN34 Number of grievances about environmental impacts Environmental Performance
Labor Practices and Decent Work Indicators
Aspect: Employment
G4-LA1 Total number of new hires and rate of employee turnover Social Performance
G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Social Performance
G4-LA3 Return to work and retention rate after parental leave Social Performance
Occupational health and safety
G4-LA5 Percentage represented in formal joint management Social Performance
G4-LA6 Rates of injury, disease, lost days, absenteeism, fatalities Social Performance
G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases Social Performance
G4-LA8 Trade union formal agreement health and safety topics Social Performance
Training and education
G4-LA9 Average hours of training per year per employee Social Performance
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and career endings Social Performance
G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular reviews Social Performance
Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
G4-LA12 Composition of governace bodies and diversity Social Performance
Aspect: Equal Remunertaion for Women and Men
G4-LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity. Social Performance Partial
Aspect: Labor Practice Grievance Mechanisms
G4-LA16 Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Social Performance Partial
Human Rights Indicators
Aspect: Non-Discrimination
G4-HR3 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions Social Performance
Society Indicators
Aspect: Local Communities
G4-SO1 Operations with implemented community engagement Social Performance
G4-SO2 Operations with negative impacts on local communities Social Performance
Corruption
G4-SO3 Business units analyzed for risks related to corruption Social Performance
G4-SO4 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies Social Performance
G4-SO5 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption Social Performance
Aspect: Anti-Competitive Behavior
G4-SO7 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior and outcomes Social Performance
Aspect: Compliance
G4-SO8 Monetary value of sanctions/fines for non-compliance Social Performance
Product Responsibility Indicators
Aspect: Compliance
G4-PR9 Monetary value of sanctions/fines for non-compliance Social Performance

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