FMC 2013 Sustainability Report - page 6

Communities, non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) and governments
with whom we must
successfully interact in order to make progress.
As a chemical company we challenge ourselves
every day to improve the safety and efficacy of our
products. No matter what the circumstance, we
want stakeholders to understand FMC’s
commitment to and achievements in sustainability
based on scientific facts about our products’
chemistry and benefits.
(See pages 39-40 for
more information.)
Investors
who recognize that corporate
responsibility in all its forms is a business
imperative that adds value to our company
and society.
In this report, we discuss sustainability topics that
are deemed material – or of relatively greater
significance – to our business and our stakeholders.
We determined materiality by reviewing over 60 issues
compiled from GRI’s general list of issues and CERES
21
st
century roadmap. We grouped these issues
into categories germane to chemical, agricultural
and mining companies. Based on input from our
stakeholders about their priorities and input from
various internal team members, we ranked each topic
for its materiality. All issues were evaluated using a
five-test analysis that looked at financial impacts and
risks, legal, regulatory and policy drivers, peer-based
norms, stakeholder concerns and societal trends, and
opportunities for innovation
.
All topics scoring above a certain threshold on this
analysis are addressed in this report. Four topics
made a step change in materiality this year compared
to our 2012 materiality assessment: procurement,
human rights, waste and global food supply. Topics
deemed highly material in 2012 and that increased
in importance in 2013 are: product safety, innovation,
green chemistry, financial performance, health and
safety, product stewardship and public safety.
The chart below shows the main categories under
which we group issues and the most material topics
within that category.
Labor relations
Human rights
Recruitment and retention
Education and training
Product stewardship
Climate change issues (including GHG emissions)
Brownfields
Waste/byproducts/effluents
Other emissions
Global food supply
Public access/safety
Community relations
Product safety
Product environmental
impacts
Innovation and green
chemistry
Financial performance
Sustainable business strategy
Marketplace
Operations
Workplace
Environment
Community
2013
Material
Impacts
Materiality Assessment
Health and safety
Global standards and codes
of conduct (REACH, etc.)
Resource efficiency
Procurement
Green manufacturing
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