GRI Index

GRI IndicatorLevel of reportingReportingComments
1.  Strategy and analysis      
1.1 CEO's statement F From the President and CEO  
1.2 Risks and opportunities F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
2. Organisational profile
2.1 Name of the organisation F Front page  
2.2 Primary products, services and brands F Business segments  
2.3 Operational structure F Business segments  
2.4 Location of headquarters F Website: Contacts  
2.5 Number of countries and location of operations F Website: Employees  
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form F Financial statements  
2.7 Markets served F Financial statements  
2.8 Scale of the reporting organisation F Financial statements  
2.9 Significant changes regarding size, structure or ownership F Financial statements Report by the Board of Directors  
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period F Sustainable Media 2012: Awards and recognition  
3. Reporting principles
3.1 Reporting period F Principles of reporting on CR  
3.2 Date of the most recent period F Principles of reporting on CR  
3.3 Reporting cycle F Principles of reporting on CR  
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report F Website: Media contacts  
3.5 Process for defining reporting content F Principles of reporting on CR  
3.6-3.8 Reporting boundary and limitations on the report scope or boundary F Principles of reporting on CR  
3.9 Data collection and calculation F Calculation and data collection principles for CR reporting  
3.10 Restatements F   Possible restatements reported together with the relevant indicator
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or meassurement technique F   Possible changes reported together with the relevant indicator
3.12 GRI content index F    
3.13 External assurance F Principles of reporting on CR  
4. Governance, commitments and engagement
4.1 Governance structure F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
4.2 Independence of the Chairman of the Board F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
4.3 Governance bodies and independent members F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
4.4. Mechanisms for stakeholders and employees to have an influence F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
4.5 Management’s performance-based compensation F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance Salary and remuneration report
      Website: Investors/Corporate Governance Corporate Governance Statement
4.6 Process in place for the Board to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
      Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Journalism and the reader  
4.7 Qualifications and expertise required from members of the Board F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
4.8 Mission, values and code of conduct F Website: About us  
      Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Journalism and the reader  
4.9 Procedures for the Board for overseeing management of sustainability, including risk management F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
      Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
4.10 Process for evaluating the Board's own performance F   The self-assessment process does not comprise a separate evaluation of economic, social or environmental responsibility.
4.11 Addressing precautionary approach F Website: Investors/Corporate Governance  
4.12 Voluntary charters and other initiatives F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
4.13 Memberships in associations F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
4.14-4.16 Identification of stakeholders and approaches to stakeholder engagement F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
4.17 Key topics raised through stakeholder engagement F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
  Economic Performance Indicators
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed F CR in 2012: Communities  
EC2 Financial implications, threats and opportunities related to climate change F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from the government F Website: Environment  
M1 Revenue from advertising sales F Financial Development  
EC8 Investments and services provided for public benefit F CR in 2012: Communities  
      Website: Communities  
      Website: Journalism and the reader  
EC9 Other significant indirect economic impacts F CR in 2012: Communities  
      Website: Communities  
      Website: Journalism and the reader  
  Environmental Performance Indicators
EN1 Materials used F Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
EN2 Percentage of recycled materials F CR in 2012: Environment  
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source F CR in 2012: Environment  
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source F CR in 2012: Environment  
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements F Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-effiencent products or services F Website: Environment  
      Website: Products  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Products  
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption F Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
EN14 Strategies, current actions and future plans to manage impacts on biodiversity P Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight F CR in 2012: Environment Total GHG emissions reported for fuels, CO2 emissions reported for electricity
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight P CR in 2012: Environment CO2 emissions of business travel by plane
EN18 Initiatives to reduce GHG emissions and reductions achieved F Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
EN20 VOC emissions F CR in 2012: Environment  
EN22 Waste disposal P Website: Environment  
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services F Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Products  
EN27 Recycling of products F Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
EN29 Environmental impacts of transportation F Website: Environment  
  Social Performance Indicators
LA1 Total workforce by employment type and contract F CR in 2012: Employees  
LA3 Employee benefits F Website: Employees  
      CR in 2012: Employees  
LA7 Rates of injury and lost days P CR in 2012: Employees Absenteeism not reported
LA10 Training F CR in 2012: Employees Training days reported instead of hours
      CR in 2012: Communities  
      Website: Employees  
      Website: Journalism and the reader  
LA11 Programs for competence development and lifelong learning F Website: Employees  
      CR in 2012: Employees  
LA12 Performance and career development reviews F Website: Employees  
      CR in 2012: Employees  
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees F CR in 2012: Employees Percentage of women in management
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men and women by employee category F CR in 2012: Employees  
HR3 Employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights P Website: Journalism and the reader No total hours, but principles: Ethical policies of Journalists 
HR4 Incidents of discrimination and actions taken F Website: Employees No cases
HR10 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments F Website: Journalism and the reader  
HR11 Number of grievances related to human rights F   No cases
SO1 Programmes and practices that manage regional impacts F Website: Communities  
      CR in 2012: Communities  
      Website: Environment  
      CR in 2012: Environment  
      Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
SO5 Participation in public policy P Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Environment  
SO6 Financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions F CR in 2012: Products Price reduction for electoral advertising
SO8 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations F   No cases
M2 Monitoring journalistic ethics F Website: Journalism and the reader  
      CR in 2012: Journalism and the reader  
M3  Actions taken to improve journalistic ethics F Website: Journalism and the reader  
      CR in 2012: Journalism and the reader  
M4 Actions taken to improve performance in relation to content dissemination issues F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Communities  
      CR in 2012: Communities  
M5 Follow-up on content dissemination P Website: Journalism and the reader Processes reported
      CR in 2012: Journalism and the reader  
      Website: Communities  
      CR in 2012: Communities  
      Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
M6 Interaction with audiences F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Communities  
      CR in 2012: Communities  
      Website: Journalism and the reader  
      CR in 2012: Journalism and the reader  
PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction F Website: Sustainable Alma Media  
      Website: Products  
      CR in 2012: Products  
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications F Website: Products  
      CR in 2012: Products  
M7 Media literacy skills development F Website: Journalism and the reader  
      CR in 2012: Journalism and the reader  

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 2014.

The reporting period for corporate responsibility corresponds to Alma Media's financial year, i.e. the calendar year, 1 Jan–31 Dec 2012. This report additionally includes certain instances of information pertaining to 2013. 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) G3.1 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. Based on Alma Media's assessment, the contents of the report correspond with Application Level B of the G3.1 guidelines.

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 G3.1 Guidelines where appropriate with regards to the information available. Where significant deviations to the GRI G3.1 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 information 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 those published last year 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.