GRI Content Index

This report has been prepared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core Option. The GRI Standards are a global framework for sustainability reporting, providing a clear and transparent way for organizations to report their economic, environmental, and social impacts.

General Disclosures

Disclosure
Number
Description Reference/Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
102-2 Activities, brands, products, services About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile / What We Do & Our Business Value
2019 10-K page 2
102-3 Location of headquarters Portland, Oregon
102-4 Location of operations 2019 10-K page 23
102-5 Ownership and legal form 2019 10-K page 26
102-6 Markets served 2019 10-K pages 3-9
102-7 Scale of the organization About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile
2019 10-K page 28
102-8 Information on employees and other workers About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile
2019 10-K page 12
102-9 Supply chain 2019 10-K pages 2, 6, 9 & 57
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain There were no significant changes in Fiscal Year 2019
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Schnitzer does not follow the Precautionary Principle, but has a comprehensive enterprise risk management process.
102-12 External initiatives About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
102-13 Membership of associations About Schnitzer / Industry Engagement
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker About Schnitzer / CEO Message
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities 2019 10-K pages 12-22
About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance
Business Impact / Understanding and Measuring our Impact
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior Corporate Profile / Our Core Values
Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics, and Compliance
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics, and Compliance / Ethics Program
Governance
102-18 Governance structure About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance / Sustainability Governance
2018 Proxy Statement pages 24-25
102-19 Delegating authority About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance / Sustainability Governance
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements 2019 10-K page 12
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
Reporting Practice
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2019 10-K page 57
102-46 Defining report content and topic boundaries About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
102-47 List of material topics About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
102-48 Restatements of information No restatements of information
102-49 Changes in reporting No significant changes in reporting
102-50 Reporting period Fiscal Year 2019: September 1, 2018–August 31, 2019
102-51 Date of most recent report Fiscal Year 2017–2018
102-52 Reporting cycle Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Brian Lewallen, Chief Sustainability Officer & Assistant General Counsel
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
102-55 GRI content index GRI content index
102-56 External assurance About Schnitzer / Reporting Practices
GRI 200: Economic
Economic Performance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile
2019 10-K page 28
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile
About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance
2019 10-K page 28
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile
2019 10-K page 28
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed About Schnitzer / Corporate Profile
2019 10-K page 28
Anti-Corruption
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
103-2 The management approach and its components Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance / Anticorruption Program
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance / Ethics Program
Anti-Competitive Behavior
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
103-2 The management approach and its components Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Workplace Impact / Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices None
GRI 300: Environmental
Energy
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Operational Impact / Overview
Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance
Operational Impact / Overview
Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
Emissions
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Operational Impact / Overview
Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance/Sustainability Principles
Operational Impact / Overview
Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
Environmental Compliance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Operational Impact / Overview
Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
Operational Impact / Responsible Water Use
Operational Impact / Minimizing and Managing Waste
103-2 The management approach and its components Operational Impact / Overview
Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
Operational Impact / Responsible Water Use
Operational Impact / Minimizing and Managing Waste
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Operational Impact / Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction
Operational Impact / Responsible Water Use
Operational Impact / Minimizing and Managing Waste
307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations 2019 10-K pages 24-25
GRI 400: Social
Occupational Health and Safety
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Workplace Impact / Overview
Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance/Sustainability Principles
Workplace Impact / Overview
Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Workplace Impact / Overview
Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
403-1 Occupational health and safety management system Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
403-3 Occupational health services Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness / Personal Safety Leadership
403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness / Personal Safety Leadership
403-6 Promotion of worker health Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness
403-9 Work-related injuries Workplace Impact / Safety, Health, and Wellness / 2019 Performance
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Workplace Impact / Overview
Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Sustainability Principles
Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
Non-Discrimination
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Workplace Impact / Overview
Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Sustainability Principles
Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Workplace Impact / Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness
406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Not applicable
Local Communities
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Community Impact / Overview
103-2 The management approach and its components About Schnitzer / Sustainability Goals and Governance/Sustainability Principles
Community Impact / Overview
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Community Impact / Community Engagement
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Community Impact / Community Engagement