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In this Sustainability Report by HZPC Holland BV, we report, for the first time, on the results of the most important developments in the field of Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) in 2013. The guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 level C were followed for the preparation of this Sustainability Report, which will be published every two years. The report has not been verified externally.

The Sustainability Report is intended for our stakeholders, such as employees, growers, breeders, certificate holders and chain partners, and for everyone interested in our sustainable activities. In the next reporting period, foreign HZPC locations will also be included in the sustainability strategy.

You can contact the following person with questions concerning our Sustainability Report or with regard to HZPC’s activities:


GRI Table


GRI G3.1 Application level C. Information guidelines

Explanatory notes

1 Strategy and analysis  
1.1 A statement by the Board of Directors, concerning the relevance of sustainable development for the organisation and its strategy *
1.2 Description of significant consequences, risks and opportunities * *
2 Organisational profile *
2.1 Name of the organisation HZPC Holland B.V.
2.2 Most prominent brands, products and / or services *
2.3 Operational structure of the organisation, including divisions, subsidiaries and joint ventures *
2.4 Location of the organisation’s head office Joure, The Netherlands
2.5 Number of countries where the organisation is active (including the relevance in terms of the sustainability issues) *
2.6 Ownership structure and legal form *
2.7 Markets (geographic breakdown, sectors and types of customers) *
2.8 Scope of the reporting organisation *
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period, with regard to scope, structure or property N.A.
2.10 Awards received during the reporting period *
3 Report parameters  
  Report profile  
3.1 Reporting period for the information provided 2013
3.2 Date of the most recent report September 2014
3.3 Reporting cycle (annually, bi-annually) Bi-annually
3.4 Contact point for questions concerning the report or its content *
  Scope and boundary of the report  
3.5 Process for defining the report content, including: relevance, materiality and stakeholders *
3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g. countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers) This report gives an account of business operations in the Netherlands.
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report N.A.
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, partly-owned subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, or other entities N.A.
3.10 Explanation of the effects of any rephrased information, in terms of information provided in earlier reports N.A.
3.11 Significant changes compared to previous reporting periods, in respect of the report's scope, boundary or measurement methods N.A.
3.12 Table of Contents *
4 Governance, obligations and involvement  
  Governance structure  
4.1 The governance structure of the organisation, including committees under the highest governance body *
4.2 Indicate whether the chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer *
4.3 For organisations that have a unitary board structure: state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and / or non-executive members


4.4 Mechanisms for shareholder and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body * *
4.6 Processes by means of which the Board of Directors can ensure that any conflicts of interest are avoided *
4.8 Internally developed mission statements and codes of conduct relevant to the organisation's CSR performance and the status of their implementation, in particular * * *
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or standards to which the organisation subscribes or endorses * * *
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and / or national / international advocacy organisations *
  Consultation with stakeholders  
4.14 List of relevant stakeholders for the organisation *
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders *
4.16 Approaches to stakeholders and frequency of contact *
  Economic performance indicators  
EC1 Direct economic value generated *
  Environmental performance indicators  
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source *
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives *
EN14 Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity *
  Social performance indicators: Working conditions  
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region *
  The relationship between the employee and the employer  
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by a collective labour agreement  
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective labour agreements This is laid down in legislation in the Netherlands.
  Health and safety  
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and the number of work-related fatalities per region *
  Training and education  
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development information *
  Diversity and opportunities  
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees by gender, age group and minority group (diversity) * *
  Equal pay for women and men  
LA14 Ratio of male and female employee salaries for each employee category *
  Social performance indicators: Human rights  
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, as well as the measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour *