GC has conducted Human Rights Risk Assessment (HRRA) within GC group since 2015 to identify, prevent and mitigate any human rights risks throughout the value chain due to the business operations. These risk assessments cover the different activities at country level, industries sectors and operational sites in which the company operates, joint ventures where GC has management control, as well as Tier 1 feedstock and non-feedstock supplier.

Moreover, GC conducts HRRA annually to establish effective management practices for the operational areas at risk, identify human rights related issues and assess impact on risky groups and vulnerable groups which covers women, children, minorities, indigenous people, migrant workers, third-party contracted labor, person with disabilities, LGBTQI+, senior citizens and pregnant women. The HRRA also includes any impacts at a national, operation and individual level. Criteria for risk assessment regarding the human rights are considered based on two factors; the likelihood and the impact. The assessment covers six human rights aspects include labor rights, community rights, supply chain, safety, environment and customer’s rights.

According to the HRRA results, GC has established measures to control and mitigate impacts which may occur as well as assessed the residual risks after established preventive and correction actions regarding human rights for its business operation. This is to ensure that the human rights management approach is effective for controlling the impacts throughout the value chain.

GC Human Rights Risk Assessment Matrix

Risk Level

Risk Assessment Evaluation Criteria: Impacts

The human rights impact depends on its scale, scope, and limits on the ability to restore those affected to a situation at least the same as their situation before the adverse impact.

Impact Level

4 Extreme

Description of Impacts
  • Human rights impacts affect a larger scale or targeted at particular population groups beyond the scope of the operational areas
  • Operation is unable to control or remediate human rights impacts to restore the ability of an individual on human rights
  • Impacts/situations of human rights abuses require the involvement of independent and trusted organizations to rectify the issues

Impact Level

3 High

Description of Impacts
  • Operation is knowingly providing practical assistance or encouragement that has a substantial effect on the commission of human rights violation (Legal Complicity)
  • Human rights are violated at the individual level by the operation and value chains
  • Operation has disputes over human rights related concerns with vulnerable groups

Impact Level

2 Medium

Description of Impacts
  • Operation is seen to benefit from abuses committed by other (Non-legal Complicity)
  • Business fails to provide response to or communication on the human rights related concerns raised by internal or external groups

Impact Level

1 Low

Description of Impacts
  • Potential impacts of human rights related concerns raised by internal or external groups are prevented by the operational level and our grievance mechanism.

Risk Rating Scale: Likelihood

Likelihood Level Description of Likelihood
4 Likely (>25%) The event has occurred in the operation several times per year
3 Possible (10-25%) The event occurred in the operation several times
2 Unlikely (1-10%) The event rarely occurs in the operation, but possible to occur
1 Rare (<1%) The event occurred several times in the industry of the operation but unlikely to happen in the operation

Results from Human Rights Risk Assessment

GC’s operating areas (including Joint Ventures)
Tier 1 Feedstock Suppliers
Tier 1 Non-Feedstock Suppliers
Relevant Risks
Labor Rights Community Rights Supply Chain Security Management Environment Consumer Rights
  • Working condition
  • Health & Safety
  • Freedom of association, assembly and collective bargaining
  • Discrimination
  • Employee data security
  • Community health & safety (physical and mental health)
  • Community standard of living
  • Resettlement
  • Feedstock suppliers - illegal forms of labor
  • Feedstock suppliers - discrimination
  • Non-feedstock suppliers - illegal forms of labor
  • Non-feedstock suppliers - discrimination
  • Security inappropriateness
  • Negative impact on Environment
  • Consumer health and safety
  • Discrimination
  • Consumer data privacy

Percentage of operational sites with human rights risk and controlling approach

Percentage of total operational sites where have been assessed human rights risks Percentage of total operational sites where risks have been identified Percentage of operational sites where have human rights risks with mitigation actions taken
GC’s operational sites (including all Joint Ventures*) 100 (25 sites) 88 100**
Tier 1 feedstock and non-feedstock suppliers 100 (1,898 companies) 99.68 100***

* GC has management control of all Joint Ventures

** 100% of operational sites where risks have been identified (accounts for 22 sites) has controlling approaches to prevent and mitigate human rights risks.

*** 100% of Tier 1 suppliers which risks have been identified (accounts for 1,892 companies) has controlling approaches to prevent and mitigate human rights risks.

The key Human Rights issues related associated to GC’s operations

Level of Risk Impact

The results of human rights risk assessment in operational sites (including all joint ventures) indicated that the residual risk level of the operational sites are at a medium to high level. The company thus set up a controlling approach and remedy the issues with residual human rights risk as follows:

Moreover, the result of human rights risks assessment in the Tier 1 feedstock and non-feedstock suppliers shows that suppliers have human rights risk issues, including working condition, employee’s health and safety, community’s health and safety, and impacts of pollution and waste management. The suppliers have controlling approach and mitigation measures such as the Safety Network and Sharing Program, Health Check-up and Public Health Surveillance Program, Sustainability Procurement Management Program, the Code of Conduct, and other measures. However, GC also has Vendor Management Procedure for supplier management and set measures to prevent and remediate human rights risks that happen from suppliers which mentioned in the Supplier Code of Conduct. All suppliers are required to sign the supplier’s acknowledgement of Supplier Code of Conduct and strictly adhere to it.

Vendor Management Procedure

Mitigation measures:

  • SCoC Acknowledgement signing
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring and Evaluation through Vendor Criticism Form, Yearly Vendor’s Performance Evaluation Form and Supplier Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Audit
  • Supplier self-assessment