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GRI Content Index

GRI Standard  Disclosure  Location or Direct Response 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 
Organizational Profile
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 102-1 Name of the organization Koppers Holding Inc. 
102-2  Activities, brands, products, and services Business Segments; 2019 Form 10-K, p. 6-11
102-3  Location of headquarters 436 Seventh Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1800
102-4  Location of operations 2019 Form 10-K, p. 23
102-5  Ownership and legal form Publicly traded company
102-6  Markets served About Koppers 
102-7  Scale of the organization Our Employees; 2019 Financial Performance and Highlights; 2020 Form 10-K p. 6-11
102-8  Information on employees and other workers Our Employees 
102-9  Supply chain Responsible Supply Chain Management
102-10  Significant changes to the organization and supply chain This report reflects data from our 2018 acquisitions of Koppers Recovery Resources and Koppers Utility and Industrial Products of which we did not have full data to include in our 2018 report. 
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 Stakeholder Engagement; Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
102-13  Memberships of associations Stakeholder Engagement
Strategy 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker A Message From Our Chief Executive Officer
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Sustainability Strategy
Ethics and Integrity 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Governance and Ethics
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Governance and Ethics 
Governance Structure
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 102-18 Governance structure Governance and Ethics 
102-19 Delegating Authority Governance and Ethics 
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics Governance and Ethics 
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics Stakeholder Engagement 
102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Governance and Ethics 
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body Governance and Ethics 
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Governance and Ethics 
Stakeholder Engagement
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 102-40 List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder Engagement
102-41  Collective bargaining agreements Stakeholder Engagement
102-42  Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder Engagement
102-43  Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement
102-44  Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Engagement
Reporting Practices 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2019 Form 10-K, pg. 52
102-46  Defining report content and topic Boundaries Sustainability Strategy
102-47  List of material topics Sustainability Strategy
102-48  Restatements of information Data for greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption for both 2019 and 2018 reflect acquisitions made in 2018 that were omitted from 2018 reporting.
102-49  Changes in reporting None 
102-50  Reporting period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
102-51  Date of most recent report 2018
102-52  Reporting cycle Annual
102-53  Contact point for questions regarding the report Leslie Hyde, Chief Sustainability Officer; Contact: sustainability@koppers.com
102-54  Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
102-55  GRI content index This document represents the company’s content index.
102-56  Policy/practice for external assurance The company is not seeking assurance for this year’s Sustainability report.
GRI 200: Economic Disclosures 
Economic Performance 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 2019 Financial Performance and Highlights
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed 2019 Financial Performance and Highlights
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans 2019 Form 10-K, p. 22
GRI 300: Environmental Disclosures 
Energy 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Environmental Performance
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 302: Energy 2016 302-1 Energy Consumption within the organization  Environmental Performance
Emissions 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Climate Change 
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 305: Emissions 2016  305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Climate Change 
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Climate Change 
Effluents and Waste 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Environmental Performance
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 305: Effluents and Waste 2016 306-3 Significant spills Environmental Performance
Environmental Compliance 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Environmental and Regulatory Compliance 
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016 Omitted Omitted; data is currently unavailable; anticipated in future reporting cycles.
Supplier Environmental Assessment 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Responsible Supply Chain Management
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016 Omitted Omitted; data is currently unavailable; anticipated in future reporting cycles.
GRI 400: Social Disclosures 
Occupational Health and Safety 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Zero Harm
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GR 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 403-1 Occupational health and safety management system  Zero Harm
403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Zero Harm
403-3 Occupational health services Zero Harm
403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Zero Harm Culture 
403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety Zero Harm
403-6 Promotion of worker health Health and Wellness
403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Zero Harm
403-9 Work-related injuries Safety Performance. Note that for some contractor safety metrics data was not available. These metrics have been omitted. 
403-10 Work-related ill health  Safety Performance. Note that for some contractor safety metrics data was not available. These metrics have been omitted. 
Training and Education 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Training and Education 
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016  404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs  Training and Education 
Diversity and Equal Opportunity 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Inclusion and Diversity 
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees  Inclusion and Diversity
Local Communities 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Community Engagement
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 413: Local Communities 2016 Omitted Omitted; data is currently unavailable; anticipated in future reporting cycles.
Social Supplier Assessment 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Responsible Supply Chain Management
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 414: Social Supplier Assessment 2016 Omitted Omitted; data is currently unavailable; anticipated in future reporting cycles.
Customer Health and Safety 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Public Health and Safety
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016 416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Public Health and Safety
416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services Public Health and Safety