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GUIDANCE
ON ESG
REPORTING
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GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING
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CONTENTS
About this Document				3
Sustainable Development			3
An Introduction to ESG Reporting		 4
Why is ESG Reporting Important?		 5
The ESG Key Performance Indicators		 6
Using this ESG Guidance Document		 7
How to Report ESG Information?		 7
How Can We Be of Further Assistance?	 8
APPENDIX A						9
APPENDIX B						10
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ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
In recent years, sustainability factors have become increasingly important.
More and more, investors are looking at the extent to which companies
are able to operate and develop their businesses in a sustainable way.
Qatar Stock Exchange (“QSE”) is introducing this ESG Guidance to assist
listed companies wishing to incorporate ESG reporting into their existing
reporting processes.
There is no regulatory requirement for ESG reporting, and adherence to
this ESG Guidance is entirely voluntary.
Also, ESG reporting does not set aside, replace or substitute any reporting
obligations of listed companies under existing laws and regulations.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The State of Qatar is going through tremendous transformations
with forecasted spending in healthcare, education and infrastructure
amounting to approximately USD 32.5 billion in 2016 alone. Amidst these
changes, Qatar’s National Vision 2030 emphasizes that developments
should be carried out with responsibility and respect for people and the
environment.
This year QSE has joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative of
the United Nations (“SSEI”). We are committed to promote sustainable
practices in our markets in the belief that businesses will only be
successful in the long run if their models respect the triple bottom line of
“profit, planet and people”.
Investors worldwide are increasingly incorporating sustainability factors
into their investment decisions, and we are convinced that companies
that effectively communicate their sustainability strategies will improve
their capital raising abilities and have an overall competitive advantage.
We are mindful that no transition will happen overnight. The publication
of this QSE Guidance on ESG Reporting (the “ESG Guidance”) is a first
step in what we hope will be the start of a transformative process in
our market. The ESG Guidance encourages issuers to publicly share ESG
information on a recurring basis. It also suggests metrics for reporting.
This ESG Guidance is a product of join cooperation between issuers,
regulators, experts and the Exchange. It intends to capture the best of
progressive ESG thinking and will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Adherence to the ESG Guidance is based on voluntary participation.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO ESG REPORTING
Environmental, Social and Governance factors, or “ESG” factors are the non-
financial factors that determine the ability of a company to create value in
the long term. The term “ESG” is often interchangeably used with the term
“sustainability”.
In 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon launched the Sustainable
Stock Exchanges Initiative (“SSEI”) to explore how stock exchanges -
together with their respective policy-makers, regulators, investors and
companies - can promote responsible investments and sustainable
development.
In 2014, the SSEI published a document that is designed to assist
exchanges to issue guidelines for issuer reporting of ESG information (the
“UN Model Guidance”).1
The SSEI is actively supported by the World Federation of Exchanges (the
“WFE”), the global industry association for stock exchanges, of which QSE
is a member. Not only did the WFE contribute to the UN Model Guidance, it
also developed specific data points for reporting that it believes will have
the most impact.
In 2016, QSE subscribed to the SSEI and pledged its commitment to
issue voluntary guidelines for the reporting of ESG information by listed
companies in Qatar.
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Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors
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WHY IS ESG REPORTING IMPORTANT?
As of April 2016, the UN sponsored Principles for Responsible Investment
(“PRI”) had nearly 1500 signatories, representing more than USD 60 trillion
worth of assets under management, or half of the world’s institutional
assets. For these and a growing number of other investors and asset
managers, sustainability factors have become a fundamental part of their
investment decision-making models. Issuers that are able to effectively
communicate how their ESG strategies are positively linked to the
financial performance of their companies will therefore be in a better
position to attract capital.
Apart from the report itself and the interaction with investors and other
stakeholders, the process of compiling and creating the reports is often
considered very useful. It can help companies to identify risks, costs
savings and new revenue generating opportunities, and get a fresh
perspective on the long term strategy.
Also, responding to demands of transparency in sustainability objectives
will set issuers on a course ahead of regulatory developments. Already,
30 out of the 50 largest economies worldwide have implemented at
least one mandatory reporting regulation on ESG factors, and it is widely
expected that this trend will continue.2
In short, and to various degrees depending of the nature of the business,
ESG factors will have an impact on:
	 i). access to capital;
	 ii). revenue growth potential and market access;
	 iii). risks, costs and productivity;
	 iv). brand value and reputation; and
	 v). human capital, employee recruitment and retention.
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UN Sustainable Stock Exchange 2016 Report on Progress: https://www.unpri.org/
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THE ESG KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Over the last twenty years, sustainability reporting standards have been
developed by different non-profit organizations around the world. A list
of these organizations and their respective frameworks is attached for
reference in Appendix A. Some issuers may already use (elements of) these
standards for their own sustainability reporting purposes. Others might find
the list useful as a starting point for additional research on the subject.
From the standards listed in Appendix A, the GRI standards from the Global
Reporting Initiative is among the most widely used, with more than 24,000
GRI reports having been issued in more than 90 countries to date.
Whilst QSE encourages listed companies to consider the GRI or other
standards for their own reporting, it is mindful that for some companies it
may not be feasible or practical to adopt these standards at this point in
time. For this reason, and in line with SSEI and the WFE recommendations,
the Exchange has developed a set of ESG Key Performance Indicators we
believe should be the focal point of issuer ESG reporting.
For each of these ESG Key Performance Indicators we are suggesting a
specific measurement as set out in Appendix B.
It should be noted that, depending on issuer’s business, some of the ESG
Key Performance Indicators are more critical than others. For example,
where the environmental impacts and carbon/GHG emissions are crucial
for sectors such as Oil & Gas, Industrials and Utilities, they may be less
relevant for Financials. Issuers should therefore consider expanding on the
disclosures on those ESG Key Performance Indicators that are considered
“material” to their business, beyond what is suggested in Appendix B.
The disclosures listed in Appendix B contain the baseline information we
suggest all issuers to include in their reports, regardless of the sector they
are operating in.
Environmental		 Social		 Governance
Environmental Policy	 Full time Employees	 Board - Diversity
Environmental Impacts Employee Benefits	 Board - Independence
Energy Consumption Employee Turnover Rate Board – Separation of Powers
Energy Intensity	 	 Employee Training Hours	 Voting Results
Carbon/GHG Emissions Health			 Gender Pay Ratio
Primary Energy Source Injury Rate		 CEO Pay Ratio
Renewable Energy Intensity Human Rights Policy	 Incentivized Pay
Water Management Human Rights Violations Ethics Code of Conduct
Waste Management Child & Forced Labor	 Supplier Code of Conduct
			 Women in the Workforce	 Bribery/Anti-Corruption Code
			 Qatarisation	
			 Community Work	
			 Local Procurement
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USING THIS ESG GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
The ESG Guidance is intended for all listed companies at QSE. The
application is voluntary.
It should be noted that the ESG Guidance are non-binding guidelines
which do not set aside, substitute or replace any regulatory provisions in
respect of periodical disclosure obligations. Particularly, any suggested
disclosures in respect of governance matters are in addition to the
information that issuers are required to disclose under the QFMA
Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”), and the ESG Guidance leaves the
application of the Code unaffected.
HOW TO REPORT ESG INFORMATION?
There are different ways to disseminate ESG information to investors.
Issuers may want to integrate the ESG Information and the financial
statements into a single annual report, or decide to publish separate,
stand-alone sustainability reports. Publication on the website is highly
recommended. Whatever the channel is, it is important to ensure that the
information is easily accessible, comparable and timely.
There are a few things to keep in mind, irrespective of the means of
publication.
Firstly, if the sustainability disclosures are separated from the financial
disclosures it is recommended that the two are published for the
same reporting period. This will allow investors to consider financial
information in the context of the long term sustainability strategy of the
company. Secondly, in order for communications to be effective, the ESG
information should be easy to find, preferably online, using hyperlinks
that connect all the pieces of information that are available.
Although reporting on an annual basis is generally considered sufficient
it is recommended to update information that changes in the interim,
particularly when such information is considered material to the business.
Immediate disclosure would be required if the information is price-
sensitive (meaning that it could have an impact on the price of the
issuer’s securities listed on the Exchange).
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HOW CAN WE BE OF FURTHER ASSISTANCE?
We would highly value your thoughts on ESG reporting in our market, and
any feedback and suggestions in respect of this ESG Guidance would be
most welcome.
We are committed to the cause of sustainable development and we would
like you to become part of the ongoing debate. For further information
please contact our Listings team at listing@qe.qa or telephone 44333702.
Disclaimer
These voluntary ESG reporting guidelines have been published for general information only.
The contents are intended as initial guidance only, and may not be comprehensive in scope
or coverage. The use of this document is at the user’s risk only. Qatar Stock Exchange does
not make any express or implied representations or warranties, and shall not assume any
liability whatsoever for the use of these ESG reporting guidelines, or for any errors, mistakes
or omissions in this document.
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SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING FRAMEWORKS
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international, not-for-profit
organization working in the public interest towards a sustainable global
economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental,
social, and governance performance and impacts responsibly. Corporate
and public sector reporters in over 90 countries use the GRI Guidelines.
More than 24,000 reports have been registered in GRI’s Sustainability
Disclosure Database.
https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a group of
international leaders with a mission to create the “Integrated Reporting
Framework”. The Framework provides material information about an
organization’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects in
a concise and comparable format, a fundamental shift in corporate
reporting.
http://integratedreporting.org/
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is a UN non-
profit U.S.-based organization on a mission to create and disseminate
accounting standards that reporting issuers can use to disclose material
sustainability factors in filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.
http://www.sasb.org/
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a global not-for-profit
organization, founded in 2000 and headquartered in London. CDP requests
standardized climate change, water and forest information from some of
the world’s largest listed companies through annual questionnaires sent
on behalf of institutional investors that endorse them as ‘CDP signatories’.
https://www.cdp.net/en
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic policy initiative
for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and
strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of
human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. It comprises more
than 13,000 organizations in 80 local networks worldwide. Business
participants are expected to publicly report on their progress in an annual
Communication on Progress.
https://www.unglobalcompact.org/ 
Appendix A
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Appendix B
ESG Categories
Environmental
Social
Governance
ESG Reporting Generally
ESG Key Performance Indicators
1. Environmental Policy
2. Environmental Impacts
3. Energy Consumption
4. Energy Intensity
5. Carbon/GHG Emissions
6. Primary Energy Source
7. Renewable Energy Intensity
8. Water Management
9. Waste Management
10. Full Time Employees
11. Employee Benefits
12. Employee Turnover Rate
13. Employee Training Hours
14. Health
15. Injury Rate
16. Human Rights Policy
17. Human Rights Violations
18. Child & Forced Labor
19. Women in the Workforce
20. Qatarisation
21. Community Work
22. Local Procurement
23. Board - Diversity
24. Board – Independence
25. Board – Separation of Powers
26. Voting Results
27. CEO Pay Ratio
28. Gender Pay Ratio
29. Incentivized Pay
30. Ethics Code of Conduct
31. Supplier Code of Conduct
32. Bribery/Anti-Corruption Code
33. Sustainable Reporting Frameworks
34. External Assurance
Measurement annual, unless indicated otherwise
Does the company publish and follow an environmental policy? Yes/No
Any legal or regulatory responsibility for an environmental impact:? Yes/No If yes, explain
Total amount of energy usage in MWh or GJ
Amount of energy used per M3 of space , and per FTE
Total amount of Carbon and Green House Gas emissions in metric tons
Specify the primary source of energy used by the company
Specify the percentage of energy used that is generated from renewable sources
Total amount of water consumption, and details in respect of recycling if any, in M3
Total amount of waste generated, recycled or reclaimed, by type and weight
Number of full time employees
Total amount of employee wages and benefits
Percentage of employee turnover
Total number of hours of training for employees divided by the number of employees
Does the company publish and follow a policy for occupational and global health issues? Yes/No
Total number of injuries and fatal accidents relative to the number of FTEs
Disclosure and adherence to a Human Rights Policy
Number of grievances about human rights issues filed, addressed and resolved
Does the company prohibit the use of child or forced labor throughout the supply chain? Yes/No
Percentage of women in the workforce
Percentage of Qatari nationals in the workforce
Number of hours spent, and/or other community investments made as a percentage of pretax profit
Percentage of total procurement from local suppliers
Percentage of Board seats taken by women
Percentage of Board seats taken by independent directors
Specify whether the CEO is allowed to sit on the Board, act as the Chairman, or lead committees
Disclosure of the voting results of the latest AGM
Ratio of CEO salary and bonus against the median FTE salary and bonus
Ratio of median male salary to median female salary
Specify the links between (executive) remuneration and performance targets
Does the company publish and follow an Ethics Code of Conduct? Yes/No
Does the company publish and follow a Supplier Code of Conduct? Yes/No
Does the company publish and follow a Bribery/Anti-Corruption Code? Yes/No
Does the company publish a GRI, CDP, SASB, IIRC or UNGC report? Yes/No
Are the company’s ESG disclosures assured by an independent third party? Yes/No
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  • 2. 2 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 CONTENTS About this Document 3 Sustainable Development 3 An Introduction to ESG Reporting 4 Why is ESG Reporting Important? 5 The ESG Key Performance Indicators 6 Using this ESG Guidance Document 7 How to Report ESG Information? 7 How Can We Be of Further Assistance? 8 APPENDIX A 9 APPENDIX B 10
  • 3. 3 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT In recent years, sustainability factors have become increasingly important. More and more, investors are looking at the extent to which companies are able to operate and develop their businesses in a sustainable way. Qatar Stock Exchange (“QSE”) is introducing this ESG Guidance to assist listed companies wishing to incorporate ESG reporting into their existing reporting processes. There is no regulatory requirement for ESG reporting, and adherence to this ESG Guidance is entirely voluntary. Also, ESG reporting does not set aside, replace or substitute any reporting obligations of listed companies under existing laws and regulations. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The State of Qatar is going through tremendous transformations with forecasted spending in healthcare, education and infrastructure amounting to approximately USD 32.5 billion in 2016 alone. Amidst these changes, Qatar’s National Vision 2030 emphasizes that developments should be carried out with responsibility and respect for people and the environment. This year QSE has joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative of the United Nations (“SSEI”). We are committed to promote sustainable practices in our markets in the belief that businesses will only be successful in the long run if their models respect the triple bottom line of “profit, planet and people”. Investors worldwide are increasingly incorporating sustainability factors into their investment decisions, and we are convinced that companies that effectively communicate their sustainability strategies will improve their capital raising abilities and have an overall competitive advantage. We are mindful that no transition will happen overnight. The publication of this QSE Guidance on ESG Reporting (the “ESG Guidance”) is a first step in what we hope will be the start of a transformative process in our market. The ESG Guidance encourages issuers to publicly share ESG information on a recurring basis. It also suggests metrics for reporting. This ESG Guidance is a product of join cooperation between issuers, regulators, experts and the Exchange. It intends to capture the best of progressive ESG thinking and will be updated on an ongoing basis. Adherence to the ESG Guidance is based on voluntary participation.
  • 4. 4 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 AN INTRODUCTION TO ESG REPORTING Environmental, Social and Governance factors, or “ESG” factors are the non- financial factors that determine the ability of a company to create value in the long term. The term “ESG” is often interchangeably used with the term “sustainability”. In 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (“SSEI”) to explore how stock exchanges - together with their respective policy-makers, regulators, investors and companies - can promote responsible investments and sustainable development. In 2014, the SSEI published a document that is designed to assist exchanges to issue guidelines for issuer reporting of ESG information (the “UN Model Guidance”).1 The SSEI is actively supported by the World Federation of Exchanges (the “WFE”), the global industry association for stock exchanges, of which QSE is a member. Not only did the WFE contribute to the UN Model Guidance, it also developed specific data points for reporting that it believes will have the most impact. In 2016, QSE subscribed to the SSEI and pledged its commitment to issue voluntary guidelines for the reporting of ESG information by listed companies in Qatar. 1 Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors
  • 5. 5 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 WHY IS ESG REPORTING IMPORTANT? As of April 2016, the UN sponsored Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) had nearly 1500 signatories, representing more than USD 60 trillion worth of assets under management, or half of the world’s institutional assets. For these and a growing number of other investors and asset managers, sustainability factors have become a fundamental part of their investment decision-making models. Issuers that are able to effectively communicate how their ESG strategies are positively linked to the financial performance of their companies will therefore be in a better position to attract capital. Apart from the report itself and the interaction with investors and other stakeholders, the process of compiling and creating the reports is often considered very useful. It can help companies to identify risks, costs savings and new revenue generating opportunities, and get a fresh perspective on the long term strategy. Also, responding to demands of transparency in sustainability objectives will set issuers on a course ahead of regulatory developments. Already, 30 out of the 50 largest economies worldwide have implemented at least one mandatory reporting regulation on ESG factors, and it is widely expected that this trend will continue.2 In short, and to various degrees depending of the nature of the business, ESG factors will have an impact on: i). access to capital; ii). revenue growth potential and market access; iii). risks, costs and productivity; iv). brand value and reputation; and v). human capital, employee recruitment and retention. 2 UN Sustainable Stock Exchange 2016 Report on Progress: https://www.unpri.org/
  • 6. 6 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 THE ESG KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Over the last twenty years, sustainability reporting standards have been developed by different non-profit organizations around the world. A list of these organizations and their respective frameworks is attached for reference in Appendix A. Some issuers may already use (elements of) these standards for their own sustainability reporting purposes. Others might find the list useful as a starting point for additional research on the subject. From the standards listed in Appendix A, the GRI standards from the Global Reporting Initiative is among the most widely used, with more than 24,000 GRI reports having been issued in more than 90 countries to date. Whilst QSE encourages listed companies to consider the GRI or other standards for their own reporting, it is mindful that for some companies it may not be feasible or practical to adopt these standards at this point in time. For this reason, and in line with SSEI and the WFE recommendations, the Exchange has developed a set of ESG Key Performance Indicators we believe should be the focal point of issuer ESG reporting. For each of these ESG Key Performance Indicators we are suggesting a specific measurement as set out in Appendix B. It should be noted that, depending on issuer’s business, some of the ESG Key Performance Indicators are more critical than others. For example, where the environmental impacts and carbon/GHG emissions are crucial for sectors such as Oil & Gas, Industrials and Utilities, they may be less relevant for Financials. Issuers should therefore consider expanding on the disclosures on those ESG Key Performance Indicators that are considered “material” to their business, beyond what is suggested in Appendix B. The disclosures listed in Appendix B contain the baseline information we suggest all issuers to include in their reports, regardless of the sector they are operating in. Environmental Social Governance Environmental Policy Full time Employees Board - Diversity Environmental Impacts Employee Benefits Board - Independence Energy Consumption Employee Turnover Rate Board – Separation of Powers Energy Intensity Employee Training Hours Voting Results Carbon/GHG Emissions Health Gender Pay Ratio Primary Energy Source Injury Rate CEO Pay Ratio Renewable Energy Intensity Human Rights Policy Incentivized Pay Water Management Human Rights Violations Ethics Code of Conduct Waste Management Child & Forced Labor Supplier Code of Conduct Women in the Workforce Bribery/Anti-Corruption Code Qatarisation Community Work Local Procurement
  • 7. 7 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 USING THIS ESG GUIDANCE DOCUMENT The ESG Guidance is intended for all listed companies at QSE. The application is voluntary. It should be noted that the ESG Guidance are non-binding guidelines which do not set aside, substitute or replace any regulatory provisions in respect of periodical disclosure obligations. Particularly, any suggested disclosures in respect of governance matters are in addition to the information that issuers are required to disclose under the QFMA Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”), and the ESG Guidance leaves the application of the Code unaffected. HOW TO REPORT ESG INFORMATION? There are different ways to disseminate ESG information to investors. Issuers may want to integrate the ESG Information and the financial statements into a single annual report, or decide to publish separate, stand-alone sustainability reports. Publication on the website is highly recommended. Whatever the channel is, it is important to ensure that the information is easily accessible, comparable and timely. There are a few things to keep in mind, irrespective of the means of publication. Firstly, if the sustainability disclosures are separated from the financial disclosures it is recommended that the two are published for the same reporting period. This will allow investors to consider financial information in the context of the long term sustainability strategy of the company. Secondly, in order for communications to be effective, the ESG information should be easy to find, preferably online, using hyperlinks that connect all the pieces of information that are available. Although reporting on an annual basis is generally considered sufficient it is recommended to update information that changes in the interim, particularly when such information is considered material to the business. Immediate disclosure would be required if the information is price- sensitive (meaning that it could have an impact on the price of the issuer’s securities listed on the Exchange).
  • 8. 8 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 HOW CAN WE BE OF FURTHER ASSISTANCE? We would highly value your thoughts on ESG reporting in our market, and any feedback and suggestions in respect of this ESG Guidance would be most welcome. We are committed to the cause of sustainable development and we would like you to become part of the ongoing debate. For further information please contact our Listings team at listing@qe.qa or telephone 44333702. Disclaimer These voluntary ESG reporting guidelines have been published for general information only. The contents are intended as initial guidance only, and may not be comprehensive in scope or coverage. The use of this document is at the user’s risk only. Qatar Stock Exchange does not make any express or implied representations or warranties, and shall not assume any liability whatsoever for the use of these ESG reporting guidelines, or for any errors, mistakes or omissions in this document.
  • 9. 9 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Version: 1.0 December 2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING FRAMEWORKS The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international, not-for-profit organization working in the public interest towards a sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social, and governance performance and impacts responsibly. Corporate and public sector reporters in over 90 countries use the GRI Guidelines. More than 24,000 reports have been registered in GRI’s Sustainability Disclosure Database. https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a group of international leaders with a mission to create the “Integrated Reporting Framework”. The Framework provides material information about an organization’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects in a concise and comparable format, a fundamental shift in corporate reporting. http://integratedreporting.org/ The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is a UN non- profit U.S.-based organization on a mission to create and disseminate accounting standards that reporting issuers can use to disclose material sustainability factors in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sasb.org/ CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a global not-for-profit organization, founded in 2000 and headquartered in London. CDP requests standardized climate change, water and forest information from some of the world’s largest listed companies through annual questionnaires sent on behalf of institutional investors that endorse them as ‘CDP signatories’. https://www.cdp.net/en The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. It comprises more than 13,000 organizations in 80 local networks worldwide. Business participants are expected to publicly report on their progress in an annual Communication on Progress. https://www.unglobalcompact.org/  Appendix A
  • 10. 10 GUIDANCE ON ESG REPORTING Appendix B ESG Categories Environmental Social Governance ESG Reporting Generally ESG Key Performance Indicators 1. Environmental Policy 2. Environmental Impacts 3. Energy Consumption 4. Energy Intensity 5. Carbon/GHG Emissions 6. Primary Energy Source 7. Renewable Energy Intensity 8. Water Management 9. Waste Management 10. Full Time Employees 11. Employee Benefits 12. Employee Turnover Rate 13. Employee Training Hours 14. Health 15. Injury Rate 16. Human Rights Policy 17. Human Rights Violations 18. Child & Forced Labor 19. Women in the Workforce 20. Qatarisation 21. Community Work 22. Local Procurement 23. Board - Diversity 24. Board – Independence 25. Board – Separation of Powers 26. Voting Results 27. CEO Pay Ratio 28. Gender Pay Ratio 29. Incentivized Pay 30. Ethics Code of Conduct 31. Supplier Code of Conduct 32. Bribery/Anti-Corruption Code 33. Sustainable Reporting Frameworks 34. External Assurance Measurement annual, unless indicated otherwise Does the company publish and follow an environmental policy? Yes/No Any legal or regulatory responsibility for an environmental impact:? Yes/No If yes, explain Total amount of energy usage in MWh or GJ Amount of energy used per M3 of space , and per FTE Total amount of Carbon and Green House Gas emissions in metric tons Specify the primary source of energy used by the company Specify the percentage of energy used that is generated from renewable sources Total amount of water consumption, and details in respect of recycling if any, in M3 Total amount of waste generated, recycled or reclaimed, by type and weight Number of full time employees Total amount of employee wages and benefits Percentage of employee turnover Total number of hours of training for employees divided by the number of employees Does the company publish and follow a policy for occupational and global health issues? Yes/No Total number of injuries and fatal accidents relative to the number of FTEs Disclosure and adherence to a Human Rights Policy Number of grievances about human rights issues filed, addressed and resolved Does the company prohibit the use of child or forced labor throughout the supply chain? Yes/No Percentage of women in the workforce Percentage of Qatari nationals in the workforce Number of hours spent, and/or other community investments made as a percentage of pretax profit Percentage of total procurement from local suppliers Percentage of Board seats taken by women Percentage of Board seats taken by independent directors Specify whether the CEO is allowed to sit on the Board, act as the Chairman, or lead committees Disclosure of the voting results of the latest AGM Ratio of CEO salary and bonus against the median FTE salary and bonus Ratio of median male salary to median female salary Specify the links between (executive) remuneration and performance targets Does the company publish and follow an Ethics Code of Conduct? Yes/No Does the company publish and follow a Supplier Code of Conduct? Yes/No Does the company publish and follow a Bribery/Anti-Corruption Code? Yes/No Does the company publish a GRI, CDP, SASB, IIRC or UNGC report? Yes/No Are the company’s ESG disclosures assured by an independent third party? Yes/No Version: 1.0 December 2016