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General Standard Disclosures
General Standard Disclosures Disclosure External Assurance
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS
G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 3
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE
G4-3 Name of the organization.
Our legal name is Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation. We operate under the name
Arizona Chemical.
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and services.
G4-5 Location of the organization’s headquarters.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Back cover
G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates and names of countries where the organization has significant operations.
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form.
G4-8 Markets served and geographies.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 2
G4-9 Scale of the organization.
G4-10 Total number of employees.
  • Total number of employees by employment type and gender.
    • Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender.
    • Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
    • Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
    • Report the total workforce by region and gender.
    • Report whether a substantial portion of the organization’s work is performed by workers who are legally recognized as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors.
    • Report any significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries).
G4-11 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
G4-12 The organization’s supply chain.
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G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period.
No changes
G4-14 Whether and how the precautionary approach is addressed.
Not applied
G4-15 Externally developed charters, principles, or other initiatives.
G4-16 Memberships in associations and advocacy organizations.
  • Memberships in associations and advocacy organizations.
    • Holds a position on the governance body
    • Participates in projects or committees
    • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
    • Views membership as strategic
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES
G4-17
  • Entities include in the organization's financial statements.
  • Arizona Chemical is the sole entity on which we report.
  • Report whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
    Arizona Chemical is the sole entity on which we report.
G4-18
G4-19 Material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content.
G4-20 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization.
  • For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization, as follows: Report whether the Aspect is material within the organization. If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organization (as described in G4-17), select one of the following two approaches and report either:
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material or
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization.
G4-21 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization.
  • For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization.
    • Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organization.
    • If the Aspect is material outside of the organization, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material.
    • In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified
    • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organization.
G4-22 Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports.
None
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries.
None
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.
G4-26 Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement.
G4-27 Topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded.
REPORT PROFILE
G4-28 Reporting period for information provided.
2014
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report.
2013
G4-30 Reporting cycle.
Annual
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
sustainability@azchem.com
G4-32 'In accordance’ option chosen.
Core
G4-33 Policy and practice regarding external assurance.
None
GOVERNANCE
G4-34 Governance structure.
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
G4-56 Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior.
SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES
DMA and Indicators Disclosure Identified Omission(s) Reason(s)
for Omission(s)
Explanation(s) for Omission(s) External Assurance
CATEGORY: ECONOMIC
MATERIAL ASPECT: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
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G4-EC2 Risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL
MATERIAL ASPECT: MATERIALS
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 16
G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume. Volume of materials used Confidentiality constraints See below
MATERIAL ASPECT: ENERGY
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 7
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization.
G4-EN5 Energy intensity.
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption.
Enhancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 7
MATERIAL ASPECT: WATER
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source.
  • Surface water, including water from wetlands, rivers, lakes, and oceans
  • Ground water
  • Rainwater collected directly and stored by the organization
  • Waste water from another organization
  • Municipal water supplies or other water utilities
  • Report standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.
MATERIAL ASPECT: EMISSIONS
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 7
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Direct Greenhouse Gas emissions.
    • Report gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent, independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances.
    • Report gases included in the calculation (whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all).
    • Report biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent separately from the gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions.
    • Report the chosen base year, the rationale for choosing the base year, emissions in the base year, and the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
    • Report standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.
    • Report the source of the emission factors used and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used or a reference to the GWP source.
    • Report the chosen consolidation approach for emissions (equity share, financial control, operational control).
G4-EN16 Indirect greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Energy indirect greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Report gross energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent, independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances.
    • Report gases included in the calculation, if available.
    • Report the chosen base year, the rationale for choosing the base year, emissions in the base year, and the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
    • Report standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.
    • Report the source of the emission factors used and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used or a reference to the GWP source, if available.
    • Report the chosen consolidation approach for emissions (equity share, financial control, operational control).
G4-EN18 Greenhouse gas emissions intensity.
  • Report the GHG emissions intensity ratio.
  • Report the organization-specific metric (the ratio denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
  • Report the types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio: direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), other indirect (Scope 3).
  • Report gases included in the calculation.
G4-EN21 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions.
  • Report the amount of significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples for each of the following:
    • NOX
    • SOX
    • Persistent organic pollutants (POP)
    • Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
    • Hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
    • Particulate matter (PM)
    • Other standard categories of air emissions identified
  • Report standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.
  • Report the source of the emission factors used.
POP, HAP, PM Currently unavailable See below
MATERIAL ASPECT: EFFLUENTS AND WASTE
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 7
G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.
G4-EN24 Total number and total volume of significant spills.
None
G4-EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous.
  • Report the total weight for each of the following:
    • Hazardous waste transported
    • Hazardous waste imported
    • Hazardous waste exported
    • Hazardous waste treated
  • Report the percentage of hazardous waste shipped internationally.
G4-EN26 Identify water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by discharges of water and runoff.
MATERIAL ASPECT: COMPLIANCE
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 7
G4-EN29 Significant fines and sanctions.
None
CATEGORY: SOCIAL - SUB-CATEGORY: LABOR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK
MATERIAL ASPECT: EMPLOYMENT
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 19
G4-LA1 New employee hires and employee turnover.
  • Report the total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region.
  • Report the total number and rate of employee turnover during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region.
MATERIAL ASPECT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 4
G4-LA5 Workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees.
  • Report the level at which each formal joint management-worker health and safety committee typically operates within the organization.
  • Report the percentage of the total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees.
G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender. ODR Currently unavailable See below
AR Currently unavailable See below
IR, ODR, LDR, AR Not applicable See below
IR, ODR, LDR, AR (employees and contractors) by gender Not applicable See below
MATERIAL ASPECT: TRAINING AND EDUCATION
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 19
G4-LA11 Employees receiving a regular performance and career development review.
SUB-CATEGORY: SOCIETY
MATERIAL ASPECT: LOCAL COMMUNITIES
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 21
G4-SO1 Local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.
MATERIAL ASPECT: ANTI-CORRUPTION
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
Advancing Our Sustainability Strategy - Page 15
G4-SO4 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures.
  • Report the total number and percentage of governance body members that the organization’s anticorruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by region.
  • Report the total number and percentage of employees that the organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by employee category and region.
  • Report the total number and percentage of business partners that the organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by type of business partner and region.
  • Report the total number and percentage of governance body members that have received training on anticorruption, broken down by region.
  • Report the total number and percentage of employees that have received training on anti-corruption, broken down by employee category and region.
SUB-CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
MATERIAL ASPECT: CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
G4-PR1 Product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement.
MATERIAL ASPECT: PRODUCT AND SERVICE LABELING
G4-DMA Report why the Aspect is material.
G4-PR3 Product and service information required.
G4-PR4 Incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes.
Additional Notes:
G4-EN1 Volume of materials used - As a private, non-listed company, we consider this information confidential and do not disclose it publicly.
G4-EN21 POP, HAP, PM - Currently, POP, HAP, and PM are only measured at a local level because they are monitored to meet national regulatory requirements that differ from country to country. In the next three years we will review the possibility of compiling this data at a global level.
G4-LA6 ODR - Currently ODR is only measured at a local level in line with national regulatory requirements that differ from country to country. In the next three years, we will review the possibility of compiling this data at a global level.

AR - Currently AR is only measured at a local level in line with local labor agreements and regulatory requirements that differ from country to country. In the next three years, we will review the possibility of compiling this data at a global level.

IR, ODR, LDR, AR (employees and contractors) by region - Our production sites are located in countries with stringent regulations, and are subject to regular inspections and scrutiny of local regulators. We consider all our locations to be equally significant and do not see the value of conveying this data on a regional or country level as it may cause unconstructive internal competition and unwanted reactive behavior.

IR, ODR, LDR, AR (employees and contractors) by gender - We consider all employees' injuries to be equally significant and do not distinguish incidents by gender when reporting.