We make this sustainability report for our stakeholders and anyone interested in HZPC's activities related to environment, food security and social impact.

HZPC's sustainability report is published every two years. The last report was published in March 2018. This report for 2018/2019 relates to the HZPC entities within HZPC Holding B.V. This report has been drawn up in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in which GRI Standards level core has been chosen. HZPC has not had the sustainability report externally verified.


The scope and demarcation of the content are based on the material topics identified in consultation with stakeholders. The financial data are taken from the financial annual report of HZPC Holding B.V. 2018/19. The data with regard to sustainability relates to the HZPC offices in the Netherlands, unless stated otherwise. The data has been provided by the CSR working group members and those responsible for the various themes. We are in the process of having external suppliers connect to our measuring instruments. Where assumptions have been made because data was not (sufficiently) available, these have been included with the data.

If you have any questions about our Sustainability Report or HZPC's activities, please contact: sustainability@hzpc.com

 

Copyright   No part of this publication may be reproduced or made public without the prior permission of HZPC. This report has been compiled with the utmost care. HZPC is not responsible for any errors in this report.


HZPC
Edisonweg 5
8501 XG Joure
The Netherlands

 


 

 

GRI-TABEL

HZPC CSR report 2018 and 2019


 

GRI 102: GENERAL INFORMATION 2016


 

Organisation Profile

       
    Report Pagelink
       
102-1 Name of the organisation CSR report 2018/2019 link
       
102-2 Primary brands, products and services

Potatoes and varieties

link

   
Concepts and brands link
       
102-3 Location of headquarter About this report link
       
102-4 Number of countries where the
organisation operates
Company link
       
102-5 Nature of ownership and legal form Special shareholder structure link
       
102-6 Markets served Company

link

       
102-7 Scale of the organisation

Company

link

   
Financial link
       
102-8 Composition of staff Investing in human capital

link

       
102-9 Supply chain Solidarity with our growers link
       
102-10 Significant changes during the reporting
period regarding the organisation’s size,
structure, ownership or it’s supply chain.
 
       
102-11 Precautionary approach or principle
addressed by the organisation

Strategy for sustainability

link

   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability

link

       
102-12 Externally developed economic, environmental
and social charters, principles, or other initiatives 
to which the organisation subscribes
or which it endorses.

Strategy for sustainability

link

   
Chain responsibility link
   
Care of genetic resources link
       
102-13 Membership of associations External representations link
       

 

Strategy

       
    Report Pagelink
       
102-14 Declaration of the highest decision-making
authority of the organisation

Message from the CEO

link
       

 

Ethics and Integrity

       
    Report Pagelink
       
102-16 Internally developed statements of
mission or principles, codes of conduct
and principles relevant to economic,
environmental and social performance

Who we are

link

   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
       

 

Governance structure

       
    Report Pagelink
       
102-18

The governance structure of the
organisation, including committees
under the highest governance body
responsible for social, environmental
and economic impacts

Annual report 2018/2019

link

   
Organisation and guarantee
of sustainability
link
       

 

Stakeholdersconsultation

       
    Report Pagelink
       
102-40 List of stakeholder groups
engaged by the organisation
Relationship with stakeholders link
       
102-41 Employees covered by a
collective bargaining agreement
Special shareholder structure link
       
102-42 Basis for identification and
selection of stakeholders
Relationship with stakeholders link
       
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement,
including frequency of contacts by type
and group of stakeholders
Relationship with stakeholders
& feedback table
link
       
102-44 Key topics and concern that have been
raised through stakeholder engagement
and how the organisation has responded.

Relationship with stakeholders

link

   
Materiality matrix link
       

 

Report profile

       
    Report Pagelink
       
102-45

All identities included in the organisation’s
consolidated financial statement or equivalent documents

Annual report 2018/2019

link

   
About this report link
       
102-46 Process for defining the report content
and the Aspect Boundaries
Determining our focus
and the content
for reporting
link
       
102-47 Material Aspects Materiality matrix link
       
102-48 Explanation of the consequences of any
rewording of information previously provided
About this report link
       
102-49 Significant changes from previous
reporting periods
About this report link
       
102-50 Reporting period covered by
the information provided
About this report link
       
102-51 Date of most recent previous report About this report link
       
102-52 Reporting cycle About this report link
       
102-53 Contact point for questions about the report
or its content
About this report link
       
102-54 The selected 'in accordance' option
and GRI table
About this report link
       
105-56 Policy and current practice regarding the
inclusion of external assurance in the report
About this report link
       

 

MATERIAL SUBJECTS
SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES


 

Optimisation transport

       
    Report Pagelink
       

GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability

link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
       

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

305-2 Reduce CO2 emissions from hired transport
 

Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
       
Internal indicator Reduce the number of part loads / bulk transport Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Internal indicator Optimising container transport by inland waterway Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   

 

Local for local

       
    Report Pagelink
       

GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Local for local link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Local for local link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Local for local link
       

Internal indicator

Share of locally produced seed potatoes in total seed potato sales in European production countries, including the Netherlands.

Reducing negative impact of seed potato distribution link
   
Local for local link
   
Ambition, aims, results – Care for the environment link
       

 

Growers with a sustainability plan

       
    Report Pagelink
       

GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment link
   
Growers with a sustainability plan link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Growers with a sustainability plan link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Growers with a sustainability plan link
       

Internal indicator

Number of growers with a sustainability plan

Growers with a sustainability plan link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment link
       
Internal indicator Energy-neutral storage of seed potatoes by growers Energy-neutral storage of seed potatoes by growers link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment link
       

 

Investing in human capital

       
    Report Pagelink
       

GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Investing in human capital link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Investing in human capital link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Investing in human capital link
       

GRI 404
Training and education 2016

Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.

Investing in human capital link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
       

 

Child labour

       
    Report Pagelink
       
GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results link
   
Preventing child labour link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Preventing child labour link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Preventing child labour link
       
GRI 408
Child labour 2016
Parts and suppliers with a significant/increased risk of child labour Preventing child labour link
   
Socially responsible purchasing link
   
Ambition, aims, results - Care for the environment link
       

 

 

Care of genetic resources

       
    Report Pagelink
       
GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
   
Care of genetic resources link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Care of genetic resources link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Care of genetic resources link
       
Internal indicator Creating new potato varieties to preserve genetic diversity Care of genetic resources link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
       

 

More varieties to more countries

       
    Report Pagelink
       
GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
   
More varieties to more countries link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
More varieties to more countries link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
More varieties to more countries link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
     
Internal indicator Reaching more people: exporting more varieties to more countries More varieties to more countries link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Working on food security link
       

 

Development healthier varieties

       
    Report Pagelink
       
GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Developing healthier potato varieties and concepts link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Developing healthier potato varieties and concepts link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Developing healthier potato varieties and concepts link
       
Internal indicator The number of new varieties / concepts Developing healthier potato varieties and concepts link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
       

 

Develop new varieties with yield maximized/insured, with less input

       
    Report Pagelink
       
GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment and working on food security link
   
Development of
sustainable potatoes
link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment and working on food security link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Development of
sustainable potatoes
link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment and working on food security link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Development of
sustainable potatoes
link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
       
Internal indicator Prevention of crop losses and reduction of crop protection products Development of
sustainable potatoes
link
   
Develop new potato varieties link
   
Ambition, goals, results - Care for the environment and working on food security link
       

 

Dialogue and transparency

       
    Report Pagelink
       
GRI 103
Management approach 2016

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Dialogue and transparency link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Dialogue and transparency link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
   
Organisation and guarantee of sustainability link
   
Dialogue and transparency link
       
Internal indicator Openness and dialogue with stakeholders Dialogue and transparency link
   
Ambition, goals, results – Social impact link
       

 

Economic performance

       
    Report Pagelink
       

GRI 103
Management approach 2016

 

GRI 201
Economic performance 2016

 

103-1 — Explanation and delimitation of material subject matter

Strategy for sustainability link
   
Annual report 2018/2019 link
     
103-2 — Management approach to this topic Strategy for sustainability link
   
Annual report 2018/2019 link
     
103-3 — Evaluation of the management approach Strategy for sustainability link
   
Annual report 2018/2019 link
       
Internal indicator Directly generated and distributed economic value Financial link
   
Annual report 2018/2019 link