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Materiality Assessment Questionnaire
Biodiversity loss includes the worldwide extinction of different species, as well as the local reduction or loss of species in a certain habitat. Deforestation is the removal of a forest from land that is then converted to non-forest use.
Water scarcity is the lack of fresh water resources to meet the standard water demand.
Sustainable materials are materials used that can be produced in required volumes without depleting non-renewable resources and without destroying the environment and key natural resource systems.
Climate resilience is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to hazardous events, trends, or disturbances related to climate.
Clean production technology, is any process, or machine that reduces negative environmental impacts (e.g. through significant energy efficiency improvements).
The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.
A hazardous substance is any substance that poses a threat to human health and the environment.
Energy saving measure means the acquisition and installation, of an energy conservation measure and any attendant architectural and engineering consulting services.
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale (e.g. sunlight, wind, the movement of water, and geothermal heat).
Wastewater treatment is a process used to remove contaminants from wastewater and convert it into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle.
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.
Emission Reduction means the mitigation or abatement of Greenhouse Gas or Airborne Contaminant emissions.
Cotton dust is the main waste from Recover´s fiber production.
Microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment resulting from the disposal and breakdown of plastic products and industrial waste.
Marine pollution occurs when substances used or spread by humans (e.g. industrial and residential waste, excess carbon dioxide, invasive organisms) enter the ocean and cause harmful effects there.
Low-emission commuting is looking at sustainable transport like the use of public transport, or car sharing.
Sustainable business travel is concerned with managing the costs, the social impacts and environmental consequences generated by the use and frequency of different modes of business travel.
Environmental compliance means conforming to environmental laws, regulations, standards, Recover´s Code of Conduct and other requirements such as site permits to operate.
Scope 3 emissions are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organization, but that the organization indirectly impacts in its value chain.
The right of individual employees in a workplace to choose a representative, based on a majority vote, who will then negotiate with their employer over terms and conditions of employment.
The employment of children in an industry or business. A child is any person who is below the age of 15.
Forced labor is work that is performed involuntarily and under the menace of any penalty. Workers shall not be required to lodge deposits or identity papers with their employer and shall be free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
A living wage is defined as the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs and save some discretionary income.
Recover´s Code of Conduct specifies that overtime shall not exceed 12 hours per week (total working hours per week including overtime shall not exceed 60 hours).
Regular employment means that obligations to employees under international conventions, national law and regulations concerning regular employment and social security laws shall not be avoided through the use of short-term contracting, sub-contractors, home-working, apprenticeship schemes or other labor relationships.
Diversity is the practice of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.. Inclusion is about how well the contributions, presence and perspectives of different groups of people are valued and integrated into an environment.
Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, sex, or disability.
Equal pay for equal work is the concept of labour rights that individuals in the same workplace be given equal pay - independent of their sex, or any other differentiating personal characteristics.
This includes actions of abuse, harassment and intimidation such as: verbal abuse; physical attacks; being stalked; threats of harm; distribution of misinformation; inappropriate emails, letters, phone calls and communications on social media; sexual harassment etc.
Workplace safety refers to the working environment at a company and encompasses all factors that impact the safety, health, and well-being of employees.
Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing cognition, perception, and behavior.
A flexible work arrangement empowers an employee to choose what time they begin to work, where to work, and when they will stop work.
Grievance handling is the management of employee dissatisfaction or complaints (e.g. favouritism, workplace harassment, or wage cuts).
Socio-economic impact can be positive or negative, intended or unintended, temporary or sustainable over time (e.g.decreases in hunger and the incidence of disease).
An agile workforce helps organizations improve their delivery of products or services by providing them with the flexibility to respond to changes quickly.
Talent attraction is a term used to describe luring the most desirable candidates to a specific employer and incentivizing them to apply for work with implied and envisioned benefits.
Sustainable procurement practices are being transparent with the suppliers, giving enough time to deliver, and having a responsible exit strategy.
Social compliance means compliance to local social laws, regulations, standards and Recover´s Code of Conduct.
Supply chain traceability is the process of tracking the provenance and journey of products and their inputs, from the very start of the supply chain through to end-use.
Equal, diverse board composition aims to cultivate a broad spectrum of demographic attributes and characteristics in the boardroom.
ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is an umbrella term that refers to specific data designed to be used by investors for evaluating the material risk that the organization is taking on.
Boards' remuneration refers to how board directors of a company are compensated by a company for their services.
Compensation processes are used to determine new compensation amounts and awards for employees. Performance management is a corporate management tool that helps managers to monitor and evaluate employees' work.
The purpose of control and risk management is to ensure that the company's operations are effective, that financial and other information is reliable, and that the company complies with the relevant regulations and operating principles.
Data security refers specifically to measures taken to protect the integrity of the data itself against manipulation and malware. It provides defense from internal and external threats.
Consumer privacy, also known as customer privacy, involves the handling and protection of the sensitive personal information provided by customers in the course of everyday transactions.
A whistleblower is a person, often an employee, who reveals information about activity within a private or public organization that is deemed illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe or fraudulent.
Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business processes.
A sustainable business strategy is a set of actionable steps that a company takes to improve their impact on the community and the environment.
Sustainable expansion means fostering economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies.
Lobbying, is any attempt by individuals or private interest groups to influence the decisions of government.
Anti-corruption & anti-bribery laws/standards prohibit the payment of anything of value by persons or entities to foreign government officials or employees of state-owned enterprises to obtain a benefit.
Green marketing is generally practical, honest, and transparent, and it means that a product or service meets the following criteria: Manufactured in a sustainable fashion.