Integrated reporting

Integrated reporting

thyssenkrupp provides continuous and fully integrated reporting on its sustainability performance on its website and in its annual report, applying the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact. The company does not publish a printed sustainability report or a separate online report. All essential content is available by clicking on the link to the overview page on sustainability.

Integrated reporting

Materiality analysis

A central element of the materiality analysis of sustainability issues is the view of the company’s management. This approach is based on established management reporting standards (such as the German Accounting Standards, DRS). Management’s view naturally includes the interests of the various Stakeholders as well as the requirements of the reporting standards, and assesses them in the context of the company. Accordingly, the sustainability strategy is fully integrated in the corporate strategy.

Reporting boundary

Our integrated sustainability reporting system is based on the reporting boundary of our financial reporting, which in turn is based on IFRS standards and the German Commercial Code (HGB). Unless otherwise stated, the information refers to all fully consolidated operations. In accordance with IFRS we also report on our 50% shareholding in Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH (HKM).

Reporting cycle

Our Annual Report includes key information for the fiscal year, which at thyssenkrupp starts on October 1 and ends on September 30. Additional reporting on the Internet takes place on an ongoing basis and is not tied to a specific reporting cycle. Performance indicators refer to a fiscal year. Unless otherwise indicated, the data always refer to the past fiscal year.

Data collection processes

Integrated sustainability reporting includes a large amount of data collected via a variety of data systems. These data systems are adapted to the specific challenges of the area involved. All content in the Annual Report is audited externally, as are other selected data (e.g. CO2 emissions).

GRI Index

Reporting at thyssenkrupp is based on the G4 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Information on the referenced indicators can be found by clicking on the respective links.

Global Compact Index

thyssenkrupp has joined the United Nations Global Compact and is thus part of the world’s biggest sustainability network. In the following you will find references relating to our progress in implementing the 10 principles of the Global Compact.