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Application level C

1. Strategy and analysis
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization   Yes Chief Executive's review    
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities   Yes Strategy    
        Responsible property investment    
        Energy efficiency and carbon footprint    
        Corporate responsibility priorities    
        Strategic operations in 2013    
        Strategic operations in 2014    
2. Organizational Profile
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
2.1 Name of the organization   Yes Sponda    
2.2 Primary brands, products, and services    Yes Business units    
2.3 Operational structure    Yes Business units    
        Year 2013 in brief    
        Group structure    
2.4 Location of organization's headquarters   Yes Contact us    
2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates   Yes Business units    
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form   Yes Corporate governance    
        Shares and Shareholders    
2.7 Markets served   Yes Business units    
        Strategy    
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization   Yes EPRA key figures -table    
        Key figures    
        Investing in employees    
        Business units in brief    
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership   Yes Board of Directors' Report    
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period   Yes   No significant awards during the reporting period.  
3. Report Parameters
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
3.1 Reporting period    Yes The scope of the report    
3.2 Date of most recent previous report   Yes The scope of the report    
3.3 Reporting cycle   Yes The scope of the report    
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents   Yes Contact us    
3.5 Process for defining report content (materiality and stakeholders that are expected to use the report)   Yes Corporate responsibility priorities Sponda has defined seven corporate responsibility priorities of equal importance.  
        The scope of the report    
3.6 Boundary of the report   Yes The scope of the report    
3.7 Specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report   Yes The scope of the report    
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities and outsourced operations   Yes The scope of the report    
3.9 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports   Yes The scope of the report    
3.10 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report   Yes The scope of the report    
3.11 GRI content index   Yes GRI index    
3.12 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report   Yes The scope of the report    
4. Governance, Commitments, and Engagement
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
4.1 Governance structure of the organization   Yes Board of Directors    
        The Executive Board     
4.2 The Chairman of the Board's function within the organisation's management   Yes Board of Directors    
4.3 Independence of Board members   Yes Board of Directors    
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the Board   Yes The General Meeting Sponda’s personnel does not have a representative in the Board of Directors.  
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the Board, senior managers, and executives and the organization's performance, including social and environmental performance   Yes Responsible property investment No direct influence on Board compensation.  
        Remuneration and other financial benefits paid to the Board of Directors    
4.6 Processes in place for the Board to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided   Yes  Board of Directors  
4.7 Process for determining the composition, qualifications, and expertise of the members of the Board    Yes Nomination Board    
4.8 Mission, values, codes of conduct and principles, and the status of their implementation   Yes Responsible property investment The degree to which these internally developed statements relate to internationally agreed standards is not reported.   
        Sponda's vision and strengths    
4.9 Procedures of the Board for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks   Yes Risk management The Board evaluates the execution of Sponda's strategy. Corporate responsibility is part of Sponda's strategy.  
        Risk management organisation    
        Risks and Risk management    
        Responsible property investment    
4.10 Processes for evaluating the Board's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance   Yes Board of Directors The Board conducts a self-assesment which includes, for example, strategy work. Corporate responsibility is part of Sponda's strategy.  
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed   Yes Risk management Sponda's risk management process is described.  
       

Risk management organisation

   
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses   Yes Material efficiency    
        Taking the industry forward    
4.13 Memberships in associations and advocacy organizations   Yes Taking the industry forward    
4.14 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization    Yes Sponda's stakeholders    
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders   Yes Sponda's stakeholders    
        Transparency in operations    
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement   Yes Transparency in operations    
        Investing in employees    
        Enhancing the customer experience    
        Sponda's stakeholders    
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement   Yes Sponda's stakeholders    
        Enhancing the customer experience    
        Transparency in operations    
        Investing in employees    
        Information for shareholders    
Economic Performance Indicators
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed   Yes Transparency in operations    
        Taxation    
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change   Yes Responsible property investment Sponda's Executive Board has not quantitatively estimated the financial impacts.  
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit    Yes Property locations Sponda does not have a program to assess local community needs.  
        Shopping Centres    
EC9 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts   Partially Russia Extent of impacts is not disclosed.  
        Sponda's stakeholders    
        Taking the industry forward    
        Transparency in operations    
        Taxation    
Environmental Performance Indicators
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume   Partially Material efficiency Sponda aims to use materials in full.  
EN3 Direct energy consumption   Yes Energy efficiency and carbon footprint   Yes
EN4 Indirect energy consumption   Partially Energy efficiency and carbon footprint Energy consumption is not broken down by renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Partially
CRE1 Building energy intensity   Partially Energy efficiency and carbon footprint Energy intensity is not broken down by meaningful segmentation. Yes
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements   Yes Energy efficiency and carbon footprint Energy savings reported for Sponda's head office.  
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives   Yes Russia    
        Responsible property investment    
        Investment Properties    
        Property development    
        Energy efficiency and carbon footprint    
        Taking the industry forward    
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved   Partially Property locations Quantitative reductions not reported.  
        Investing in employees    
        Purchasing and quality    
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source   Yes Energy efficiency and carbon footprint Sponda uses municipal water supplies. Partially
CRE2  Building water intensity   Yes Energy efficiency and carbon footprint   Yes
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions   Yes Energy efficiency and carbon footprint   No
CRE3 Greenhouse gas emissions intensity from buildings   Partially Energy efficiency and carbon footprint Emissions not broken down by meaningul segmentation. Yes
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved   Yes Responsible property investment    
        Energy efficiency and carbon footprint    
        Investment Properties    
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method   Yes Material efficiency   Yes
EN26 Initiatives to enhance efficiency and mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation   Yes Material efficiency    
        Investment Properties    
        Energy efficiency and carbon footprint    
        Taking the industry forward    
        Property locations    
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total
number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance
with environmental laws and
regulations.
   Yes   Sponda was not found to have breached any environmental legislation or regulations pertaining to its operations in the reporting period.  
Social Performance Indicators
  GRI content   Reported Link Comments Complies with EPRA's best practice recommendations*
LA1 Total workforce by employment type and employment contract   Yes Investing in employees The employment relationships of Sponda’s employees are valid indefinitely. Temporary employment relationships at Sponda are related to e.g. substitution for family leave.  
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities   Partially Investing in employees Absenteeism not reported by geographical breakdown. No work-related injuries and fatalities during the reporting period.   
LA8 Education and counseling to assist workforce members regarding serious diseases   Yes Investing in employees Training is offered to Sponda's employees.  
LA10 Average hours of training per employee   Yes Investing in employees    
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning    Yes Investing in employees If an employment relationship is terminated on the employer’s initiative for a reason deriving from the employer, the employee is offered the opportunity to participate in employment search training and career counselling.  
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews   Yes Investing in employees All of Sponda's employees receive regular performance reviews.   
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees and employee categories   Yes Board of Directors    
        The Executive Board    
        Investing in employees    
        Management and personnel    
LA14 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category and by locations of operations.   Partially Management and personnel Differences in salary or remuneration is not described by employee catergory or by locations of operations.  
SO9 Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities   Yes   No known negative impacts on local communities.  
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures   Partially Energy efficiency and carbon footprint The majority of the properties have an Extranet service that provides property-specific information on property operations.  
CRE8 Type and number of sustainability certification, rating, and labeling schemes for new construction, management, occupation and redevelopement   Yes Investment Properties    
        Energy efficiency and carbon footprint    
        Property Development    
PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction   Partially Enhancing the customer experience Results of customer satisfaction surveys not disclosed.  
        Responsible property investment    
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* Based on EPRA's Best Practices Recommendations on Sustainability Reporting