Integrated Company Report 2018
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GRI Index

THE INDEX TABLE OF THE GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI) SHOWS AT A GLANCE GIZ’S KEY TOPICS AND THE CORRESPONDING INDICATORS FOR THE GRI STANDARDS.

General disclosures
Organizational profile
102-1 Name of the organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
102-2 Activities, brands, products and services

OUR ACTIVITIES WORLDWIDE

102-3 Location of headquarters Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40
53113 Bonn
Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 – 5
65760 Eschborn
Germany
102-4 Location of operations GIZ has two registered offices in Germany, one in Bonn and one in Eschborn. The company is also represented at nine other locations in Germany, as well as over 80 offices around the globe.

WORLDWIDE

102-5 Ownership and legal form Ownership: The sole shareholder of GIZ is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented within Germany by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).

Legal form: GmbH
102-6 Markets served Over 1,500 projects currently operate in some 120 countries around the world, providing services in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work.
Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

GIZ’S FISCAL 2018

102-7 Scale of the organization Total number of employees:

PERSONNEL NUMBERS


Total number of offices: GIZ has two registered offices in Germany, one in Bonn and one in Eschborn. The company is also represented at six other locations in Germany, as well as over 80 offices around the globe.

Business volume:

GIZ’S FISCAL 2018

102-8 Information on employees and other workers

PERSONNEL NUMBERS

102-9 Supply chain

SUPPLY CHAIN

102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain No significant organisational changes were made in the 2018 reporting period.
102-11 Precautionary principle or approach

THE SAFEGUARDS AND GENDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

102-12 External initiatives

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER WITH OUR STAKEHOLDER

102-13 Membership of associations

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER WITH OUR STAKEHOLDER

Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker

FOREWORD BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

FOREWORD BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
ACHIEVING MORE GOALS FASTER
AGENDA 2030
SHAPING FUTURES TOGETHER OUR ACTIVITIES WORLDWIDE

Ethics and integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

IDENTITY
GIZ SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME 2016-2020

102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics

FIGHTING CORRUPTION TOGETHER

Governance
102-18 Governance structure

OUR ORGANISATION CHART
OFFICIAL BODIES
SUSTAINABILITY AS A SUCCESS FACTOR

102-19 Delegating authority

SUSTAINABILITY AS A SUCCESS FACTOR

Our governance structure
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

SUSTAINABILITY AS A SUCCESS FACTOR

Our governance structure
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE

102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

OFFICIAL BODIES

102-23 Chair of the highest governance body

OFFICIAL BODIES
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy

OFFICIAL BODIES
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
SUSTAINABILITY AS A SUCCESS FACTOR


Values, strategies and objectives are defined by the Management Board, the Management Committee, the Strategy Committee and the Sustainability Board. Strategic leadership is not one of the Supervisory Board’s roles.
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

SUSTAINABILITY AS A SUCCESS FACTOR
STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE

102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topics

SUSTAINABILITY AS A SUCCESS FACTOR


GIZ’s Sustainability Board meets four times a year.
102-32 Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting The Director Corporate Sustainability is the highest authority for sustainability reporting and responsible for publishing and the completeness of sustainability reporting. External audits are also conducted.
102-33 Communicating critical concerns

COMPLIANCE, INTEGRITY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION
RISK MANAGEMENT 2.0

102-35 Remuneration policies

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2018
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE BERICHT (GERMAN ONLY)
OUR REMUNERATION SYSTEM

102-36 Process for determining remuneration

OUR REMUNERATION SYSTEM

Stakeholder engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018. RESULTS REPORT BY THE GIZ SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.(P.6)

102-41 Collective bargaining agreements As at 31 December 2018, GIZ employed a total of 20,726 staff worldwide. 6,530 of these employees have employment contracts that are subject to German labour law and collective bargaining agreements. This figure represents 31.5% of all GIZ staff.
The 14,196 members of GIZ’s national staff have employment contracts concluded in accordance with the local terms of employment in their country of assignment and/or region.
A total of 16,658 employees work outside Germany, which accounts for 80% of all GIZ staff. This figure also includes 2,462 seconded staff with employment contracts that are subject to German law.

PERSONNEL NUMBERS

102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018. RESULTS REPORT BY THE GIZ SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.

102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018. RESULTS REPORT BY THE GIZ SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.
STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE

102-44 Key topics and concerns raised

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018. RESULTS REPORT BY THE GIZ SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.
MATERIALITY MATRIX

Reporting practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements GIZ is the entity included in the consolidated financial statements.
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018. RESULTS REPORT BY THE GIZ SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.
MATERIALITY MATRIX
OUR REPORTING

102-47 List of material topics

MATERIALITY MATRIX

102-48 Restatements of information No adjustments have been made.
102-49 Changes in reporting Current topics: Biodiversity at German locations, Sustainable construction, Compliance and anti-corruption, Results orientation and lasting effects, Sustainable procurement, Communication and transparency, Cost-effectiveness and efficiency, Learning organisation, Social engagement, Work-life balance and health, Diversity and gender, Sustainable event management, Service quality and innovation, Client focus, Staff safety and security, Data protection, Employability

Modified topics: Risk management, Digitalisation in projects, Digitalisation within the company, Culture of cooperation, Sustainable mobility, Human rights in projects, Partner orientation, Environmental and climate protection in projects

New topics: Ressource efficiency, GIZ as a pioneer, Credibility in actions and communication
102-50 Reporting period 2018/01/01– 2018/12/31
102-51 Date of most recent report Corporate Sustainability 2017: January 2019
Integrated Company Report 2017: July 2018
Integrated Company Report 2016: July 2017
102-52 Reporting cycle Annually from the 2017 reporting period.
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report sustainabilityoffice@giz.de
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards This report is in line with the core standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

OUR REPORTING

102-55 GRI content index

GRI INDEX

102-56 External assurance The external audit will take place in early 2020.
Economic
201: Economic performance
Management approach

GIZ’S FISCAL 2018
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2018

201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

GIZ’S FISCAL 2018

201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

LIVING TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF CLIMATE JUSTICE
FOREWORD BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

202: Market presence
Management approach

GIZ PROFILE

202-1 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage

OUR REMUNERATION SYSTEM

204: Procurement Practices
Management approach

EMBRACING SUSTAINABILITY IN BOTH EVENTS AND PROCUREMENT

204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers

EMBRACING SUSTAINABILITY IN BOTH EVENTS AND PROCUREMENT

205: Anti-corruption
Management approach

ANTI-CORRUPTION

205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

ANTI-CORRUPTION

205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

ANTI-CORRUPTION

Environment
The relevant GRI indicators will be available in early 2020.
Social
401: Employment
Management approach

PERSONNEL NUMBERS
CO-DETERMINATION AND PARTICIPATION

401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

PERSONNEL NUMBERS

401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Benefits provided to full-time employees are also provided to part-time and temporary employees.
403: Staff safety and security and Occupational health
Management approach

HOW WE PROTECT OUR EMPLOYEES
STAYING HEALTHY AND ACHIEVING A GOOD WORK-LIFE BALANCE

403-6 Promotion of worker health

STAYING HEALTHY AND ACHIEVING A GOOD WORK-LIFE BALANCE

404: Training and education
Management approach

WE MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN EMPLOYABILITY

404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

WE MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN EMPLOYABILITY

404-2 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

WE MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN EMPLOYABILITY

404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

WE MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN EMPLOYABILITY

405: Diversity and equal opportunity
Management approach

OUR STRENGTH LIES IN DIVERSITY

405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees

PERSONNEL NUMBERS

405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

OUR REMUNERATION SYSTEM

406: Non-discrimination
Management approach

OUR STRENGTH LIES IN DIVERSITY

406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken As the issues brought up are often confidential in nature, consultations are always anonymous. All incidents are recorded and processed, but never passed on to third parties.
412: Human rights assessment
Management approach

RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IS A KEY ELEMENT OF OUR WORK

412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

HUMAN RIGHTS - A YARDSTICK FOR OUR PROCESSES

412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IS A KEY ELEMENT OF OUR WORK

413: Local Communities
Management approach

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY HANDPRINT
COMMITMENT - ENVIROMENT HEROES AND MEANDERING GARDENERS

414: Supplier social assessment
Management approach

EMBRACING SUSTAINABILITY IN BOTH EVENTS AND PROCUREMENT

414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Because there is currently no systematic screening of the extent to which suppliers and service providers meet social criteria, it is therefore not possible to put a percentage on this.
414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken GIZ has not identified any violations of social criteria in its procurement chain and has therefore taken no action.
415: Public Policy
Management approach GIZ is a federal enterprise and does not make donations to political parties.
415-1 Political contributions GIZ is a federal enterprise and does not make donations to political parties.
419: Socioeconomic Compliance
Management approach

FIGHTING CORRUPTION TOGETHER

419-1 Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area No instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations were identified during the 2018 reporting period.