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GRI Content Index
GRI StandardDisclosure Location or Direct Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational Profile
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016102-1 Name of the organizationKoppers Holding Inc.
102-2 Activities, brands, products and services Business Segments; 2020 Form 10-K, p. 6-12
102-3 Location of headquarters 436 Seventh Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1800
102-4 Location of operations 2020 Form 10-K, p. 25
102-5 Ownership and legal form Publicly traded company
102-6 Markets served About Koppers
102-7 Scale of the organization Our Employees; 2020 Financial Performance; 2020 Form 10-K, p. 6-12
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 There were no significant changes to Koppers operations or our supply chain in 2020.
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 External Initiatives and Involvement; Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
102-13 Memberships of associations External Initiatives and Involvement; Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
Strategy
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016102-14 Statement from senior decision-makerA Message From Our Chief Executive Officer
102-15 Key impacts, risks and opportunitiesSustainability Strategy and Materiality
Ethics and Integrity
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016102-16 Values, principles, standards and norms of behaviorGovernance & Ethics
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethicsGovernance & Ethics
Governance Structure
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016102-18 Governance structureGovernance & Ethics
102-19 Delegating Authority Sustainability Governance
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics Sustainability Governance
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
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts Sustainability Governance
Stakeholder Engagement
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016102-40 List of stakeholder groupsExternal Initiatives and Involvement
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Our Employees
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 2016102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements2020 Form 10-K, p. 6
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Sustainability Strategy and Materiality
102-47 List of material topics Sustainability Strategy and Materiality
102-48 Restatements of information There were no restatements of information in 2020.
102-49 Changes in reporting Koppers sold its business in China in 2020. As a result of this transaction, greenhouse gas emissions data for China was only available for the first quarter of the year and was thus omitted from this report.
102-50 Reporting period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
102-51 Date of most recent report 2019
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 Koppers is not seeking assurance for this year’s Sustainability report.
GRI 200: Economic Disclosures
Economic Performance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components 2020 Financial Performance
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed 2020 Financial Performance
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans 2020 Form 10-K, p. 70
GRI 300: Environmental Disclosures
Energy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its componentsEnvironmental Performance
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 302: Energy 2016302-1 Energy Consumption within the organization Environmental Performance
Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Climate Change
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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Effluents and Waste
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Environmental Performance
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016 306-3 Significant spills Reportable Releases
Environmental Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
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
103-2 The management approach and its components Responsible Supply Chain Management
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
Employment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Our Employees
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 401: Employment 2016 401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover Talent Attraction and Retention
401-3 Parental Leave Health and Wellness
Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Zero Harm
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GR 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 403-1 Occupational health and safety management systemž Zero Harm
403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Occupational Health and Safety Reporting and Training
403-3 Occupational health servicesOccupational Health and Safety Reporting and Training
403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Our Zero Harm Culture
403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety Occupational Health and Safety Reporting and Training
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 Occupational Health and Safety Reporting and Training
403-9 Work-related injuries Our Safety Performance
403-10 Work-related ill health Our Safety Performance
Training and Education
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Training and Education
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee Training and Education
404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Training and Education
404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviewsPerformance Development
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2 The management approach and its components Inclusion and Diversity
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
103-2 The management approach and its components Community Engagement
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
103-2 The management approach and its components Responsible Supply Chain Management
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
103-2 The management approach and its components Public Health and Safety
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