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About This Report

Koppers is dedicated to continuous improvement and sustainable value creation. This report covers significant accomplishments and programs in place for the 2018 fiscal year, and references Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. Looking ahead, we expect to publish a 2019 sustainability report fully aligned with the GRI Standards: Core Option.

Core Disclosures

GRI STANDARD DISCLOSURES DESCRIPTION LOCATION
GENERAL DISCLOSURES
GRI 102: General Standard Disclosures 102-1 Name of the organization Koppers Holdings Inc.
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services About Koppers; Our Place in the Circular Economy; 2018 Form 10-K, p. 6-9
102-3 Location of headquarters 436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1800
102-4 Locations of operations 2018 Form 10-K p. 24-25
102-5 Ownership and legal form Publicly traded company
102-6 Markets served About Koppers; Our Place in the Circular Economy
102-7 Scale of the organization About Koppers; Our Employees; 2018 Form 10-K, p. 6-9
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Our Employees
102-9 Supply chain Our Place in the Circular Economy
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain About Koppers
102-11 Precautionary principle or approach Although Koppers does not formally follow the precautionary principle, we assess risks across our operations
102-12 External initiatives About Koppers; Safety, Health & Environment
102-13 Membership of associations About Koppers
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker A Message from the CEO
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities About Koppers
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

About Koppers

102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics About Koppers
102-18 Governance structure About Koppers
102-40 List of stakeholder groups About Koppers
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements

Our Employees

102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders About Koppers
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement About Koppers
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised About Koppers
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2018 Form 10-K, p. 50
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries 2018 Form 10-K, p. 6
102-47 List of material topics

Our Sustainability and Strategic Priorities

Over the past two years, Koppers Board of Directors and senior management team started to identify, evaluate, and prioritize the organization's key sustainability issues. These Key Sustainability Issues are:

  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Management
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Community Engagement
  • Supply Chain
  • Customer Relations and Product Stewardship
  • Global Competitiveness
102-48 Restatements of information None
102-49 Changes in reporting This report represents the company’s shift to reference the GRI Standards reporting framework. We plan to publish our first GRI Standards Core report in 2020 following the 2019 fiscal year.
102-50 Reporting period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018
102-51 Date of most recent report 2017
102-52 Reporting cycle Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Joseph Dowd, Global Vice President, Safety, Health, Environmental and Process Excellence

Contact:
sustainability@koppers.com
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards This report aligns with GRI Standards but has not been produced in accordance with the Core or Comprehensive option.
102-55 GRI content index This document represents the company’s content index
102-56 External assurance The company is not seeking assurance for this year’s sustainability report.
ECONOMIC TOPICS
GRI 201: Economic Performance 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed 2018 Financial Performance and Highlights; 2018 10-K, p. 50
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans 2018 10-K, p. 20
GRI 204: Procurement Practices 204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers  
GRI 205: Anti-corruption 103-2 The management approach and its components Governance & Ethics
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Governance & Ethics
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Governance & Ethics
ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS
GRI 302: Energy 302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Environmental Performance
GRI 305: Emissions 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Environmental Performance
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Environmental Performance
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 306-3 Significant Spills Environmental Performance
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 103-2 The management approach and its components Responsible Supply Chain Management
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Responsible Supply Chain Management
Other Indicators ISS Enterprise level environmental policy Safety, Health and Environmental Policy
Presence of Environmental Management System(s) Environmental Management and Certifications
Reporting of emissions data to CDP 2018 Climate Change Response
(2018 Score: C)
SOCIAL TOPICS
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 103-2 The management approach and its components Safety, Health, and Environment
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Safety, Health, and Environment
403-9 Work-related injuries Safety Performance
GRI 404: Training and Education 404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Talent Management
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 103-2 The management approach and its components Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
GRI 413: Local Communities 103-2 The management approach and its components Stakeholder Engagement; Community Engagement
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Stakeholder Engagement; Community Engagement
GRI 414: Social Supplier Assessment 103-2 The management approach and its components Responsible Supply Chain Management
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Responsible Supply Chain Management
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 103-2 The management approach and its components Product Safety & Responsibility
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Product Safety & Responsibility