GRI INDEX

R = Reported, P = Partially or indirectly reported, NR = Not reported

General Standard Disclosures

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-1Statement from most senior decision maker.RLetter from the CEO, pg. 8
G4-2Key impacts, risks and opportunities.ROur Passion for Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 2
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-3Name of the organization.RBrown-Forman Corporation
G4-4Primary brands, products and services.RBrown-Forman Brands
2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K, pg. 4 of Form 10-K
G4-5Location of the organization's headquarters.R850 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40210
G4-6Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report.R2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K, pg. 20 of Form 10-K
G4-7Nature of ownership and legal form.RLetter from the CEO, pg. 8
G4-8Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries).RLetter from the CEO, pg. 8
2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K, pg. 5 of Form 10-K
G4-9Scale of organization.R2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K, pg. 24 of Form 10-K
G4-10Total workforce by employment contract and gender.POur People, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 22
G4-11Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.NR-
G4-12Describe the organization's supply chain.P

Environmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 15

Our product ingredients are mainly agricultural commodities — grain, grapes, agave, etc. Our agricultural supply chain has impacts on water, land use, biodiversity, soil quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and more.
Product lifecycle assessments have shown us that most of the emissions, waste, and water associated with our products occur in our supply chain. These impacts, which fall outside of our direct control, are harder to mitigate than our own operations.

Our procurement teams consider sustainability when they source raw materials to make our products. We are part of the supply chain for our biggest customers — distributors. Since 2011, we have responded to the CDP Supply Chain disclosure questionnaire.

G4-13Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain.R

In Fiscal 2017 we acquired The Benriach Distillery Company.

In Fiscal 2016 we purchased Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Limited and will build a new distillery and consumer experience on the historic Slane Castle Estate in County Meath, Ireland.

In Fiscal 2016 we sold the Southern Comfort and Tuaca trademarks.

G4-14Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.NR-
G4-15Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses.R

Alcohol Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 6

Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers' Commitments to Reduce Harmful DrinkingDistilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS)
Spirits Employers Association of the Polish Spirits Industry
Foundation of Social Investigations (FISAC)
Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions (CALJ)
German Association of the Spirits Industry and Spirits Importers (BSI)
Enterprise & Prevention
Portman Group
Drinkaware Trust
Responsiblity.org
DrinkWise
The Climate Declaration
CDP
G4-16Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
  • Has positions in governance bodies
  • Participates in projects or committees
  • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
  • Views membership as strategic.
R

Community Relations, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 26
Alcohol Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 7

We work closely with the 11 industry leaders that signed the Beer, Wine, and Spirits Producers’ Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking. Globally, we work with a variety of organizations to address alcohol responsibility issues. In Mexico, we belong to the Foundation of Social Investigations (FISAC), an organization that promotes responsible alcohol consumption through education and public policy. In Australia, we support DrinkWise, a non-profit that promotes behavior change through informational and educational campaigns.

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-17All entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents and whether any of these entities is not covered by the report.RThis report covers all entities described in our 2017 Form 10-K.
2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K, pg. 19
G4-18Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries and how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.P

About This Report, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 30

Process for defining report content/material aspects:
To help us prioritize the corporate responsibility issues that matter most to our business, we conducted an assessment of the areas of significant impacts on our business. The assessment helped us better understand the importance of these issues to our stakeholders and to the success of our business. To define the content and scope of this report, we carried out a series of activities to develop our list of material issues:

  • We assessed the current relevance of material topics identified in external and internal stakeholder workshops conducted in 2011, 2012, and 2014. We also conducted a formal assessment with our stakeholders in 2015 to identify our most pressing corporate responsibility issues.
  • Based on our findings we refined and developed a topic list for additional testing, reviewing this against relevant Global Reporting Initiative aspects and definitions for completeness.
  • We tested a long list of issues internally, conducting a workshop that included employees from across a range of business areas to assess the importance of and impact to the business of the identified topics.
  • We supplemented our understanding and prioritization of the issues through a series of external interviews with subject matter experts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, alcohol distribution and marketing, industry ethics, agriculture, water, and other environmental concerns, as well as with Brown family representatives and investors. We worked with an independent consultant to conduct these interviews to help further guide our understanding of stakeholder perspectives on these issues.
  • Taking into account the feedback from internal and external stakeholders, and through conversations involving senior leadership, we arrived at our current list of significant issues.
G4-19All the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content.R

Our Passion for Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 2

Material Aspects:
Responsible Marketing Practices, Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms, Public Policy Influence, Promoting Responsible Drinking, Energy & Climate Stewardship, Raw Materials Sourcing, Water Use in Operations, Waste Generation & Management, Packaging & Recyclability, Community Investment & Volunteerism, Employee Health Safety & Wellness, Supply Chain, Labor & Human Rights, Diversity & Inclusion

G4-20The Aspect Boundary within the organization for each material Aspect.PWe take a value chain approach to corporate responsibility, encompassing social, environmental, and economic concerns. Our approach covers our entire value chain, from the way we source our raw materials, to the distillation and packaging of our spirits, through to distribution and sales, consumption, and product end-of-life.
G4-21The Aspect Boundary outside the organization for each material Aspect.PWe take a value chain approach to corporate responsibility, encompassing social, environmental, and economic concerns. This approach covers our entire value chain, from the way we source our raw materials, to the distillation and packaging of our spirits, through to distribution and sales, consumption, and product end-of-life.
G4-22The effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.RNo such restatements
G4-23Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-24A list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.RTurning Conversations into Programs, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 2
G4-25The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.RWe work with the non-profit organization Ceres to bring together experts for discussion about our corporate responsibility strategy with executive leaders from across our business. The Ceres engagement was also an important input into our significant issues assessment conducted in Fiscal 2015.
G4-26The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.R

Our engagement with stakeholders and partners is an ongoing process, and we invite them to share feedback and ideas with us. We seek targeted feedback on our corporate responsibility performance and communications through periodic formal stakeholder sessions that we have conducted since 2008.

Internal stakeholders also provide valuable direction for our Corporate Responsibility strategy. Our employee engagement survey (see Our People) includes questions about Brown-Forman’s commitment to corporate responsibility, which helps us measure what matters to employees and evaluate how we are meeting their expectations.

G4-27Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. The stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns.PThe CERES discussion focused on greater integration of corporate responsibility into our business strategy, key sourcing impacts, and overall disclosure of risks, impacts, and opportunities. This feedback is forming the way that we evolve our approach and priorities, including ramping up our efforts going forward to address sustainability in our supply chain and the addition of a water target in our revised goals.
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-28Reporting period for information provided.RAbout This Report, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 30
G4-29Date of most recent previous report (if any).ROur last report was published in July 2015.
G4-30Reporting cycle.RBiennial
G4-31The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.RAbout This Report, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 30
G4-32Report the ‘in accordance’ option the organization has chosen; the GRI Content Index for the chosen option and the reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured.RThis report contains Standard Disclosures from the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
G4-33The organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.RAbout This Report, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 30
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-34The governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.RCorporate Governance
G4-35The process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.RCorporate responsibility is integrated into the day-to-day responsibilities of functional teams across Brown-Forman, including marketing and sales, human resources, legal and compliance, government relations, and corporate communications. The Corporate Responsibility team is part ofthe corporate strategy and consumer brands department, and works across the company to establish strategy and objectives and to help drive progress and innovation. Corporate Responsibility also takes the lead on corporate responsibility communications, facilitates engagement with diverse stakeholders, and helps create new responsibility programs and partnerships with marketing and sales.
G4-36Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body.ROur Chief Brands and Strategy Officer reports directly on our corporate responsibility progress through the CEO?, who serves as Chairman of the Board.
G4-37Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics. If consultation is delegated, describe to whom and any feedback processes to the highest governance body.POur Priorities, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 2
G4-38Report the composition of the highest governance body and its committees by:
  • Executive or non-executive
  • Independence
  • Tenure on the governance body
  • Number of each individual’s other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments
  • Gender
  • Membership of under-represented social groups
  • Competences relating to economic, environmental and social impacts
  • Stakeholder representation
R

The Brown-Forman Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for the overall performance of the company and oversight of the executive leadership team. In Fiscal 2017, the Board of Directors comprised 13 directors, six of whom were independent.

2017 Proxy Statement
2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K
Corporate Governance Profiles
G4-39Whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.RCorporate Governance Profiles
G4-40The nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members.R2017 Proxy Statement
G4-41Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed. Report whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders.P2017 Proxy Statement
Corporate Governance Guidelines, 2017 Proxy Statement, pg. 11
G4-42The highest governance body’s and senior executives’ roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization’s purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts.PCorporate Governance Guidelines, 2017 Proxy Statement, pg. 11
G4-43The measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body’s collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics.NR-
G4-44a. The processes for evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics and whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency.
b. Actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
NR-
G4-45a. The highest governance body’s role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. Include the highest governance body’s role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
b. Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.
NR-
G4-46The highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics.NR-
G4-47The frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.NR-
G4-48The highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered.ROur report is reviewed by the Disclosure Committee, as well as members of the Executive Leadership Team.
G4-49The process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body.R2017 Proxy Statement
G4-50The nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them.NR-
G4-51a. The remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives.
b. How performance criteria in the remuneration policy relate to the highest governance body’s and senior executives’ economic, environmental and social objectives.
R2017 Proxy Statement
G4-52The process for determining remuneration. Whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. Report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organization.R2017 Proxy Statement
G4-53How stakeholders’ views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable.NR-
G4-54The ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.NR-
G4-55The ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
G4-56The organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.R

Our expectations for the ethical behavior of all Brown-Forman employees are laid out in the Code of Conduct. The guidelines defined in the Code of Conduct reflect our core values and follow the simple premise that our business is only as ethical as our people.

Each year, all salaried employees are required to read and certify compliance with our Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct is available in 14 local languages, to reflect our diverse employee population and facilitate understanding by all employees.

Code of Conduct

In the marketplace, we focus on promoting fair and ethical business practices. We remain committed to the guidelines set forth in our Global Human Rights Statement, defining our commitment to respecting the fundamental rights inherent to all human beings. We share our human rights policies and practices with our suppliers through our Supplier Guiding Principles on Human Rights.

Global Human Rights Statement

G4-57The internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines.R

Ethical Business Behavior:
Our expectations for the ethical behavior of all Brown-Forman employees are laid out in the Code of Conduct. The guidelines defined in the Code of Conduct reflect our core values and follow the simple premise that our business is only as ethical as our people. The Code of Conduct is the foundation for our integrity and ensures that we uphold our values consistently as we grow in new markets. The Code of Conduct is available in 14 local languages, to reflect our diverse employee population and facilitate understanding by all employees.

Code of Conduct Training:
Each year, all salaried employees are required to read and certify compliance with our Code of Conduct. The Code is written in simple, self-explanatory language and reinforced through a global training program. We also provide supplemental training for new employees and business partners through online and in-person training.

Anti-Corruption:
We are committed to avoiding corruption, or even the appearance of corruption, in all transactions with customers, suppliers, and others. Our anti-corruption guidelines (Section 3 of the Code of Conduct) prohibit bribery and improper payments, mandate accurate bookkeeping, and require that all employees know and comply with all local laws and regulations.

Code of Conduct
G4-58The internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines.RReporting Noncompliance:
All employees are required to report known instances of Code violations and corruption. They can do so by reporting concerns directly to the Legal Department, a Compliance Officer, or through an anonymous compliance hotline. We ensure that employees can report concerns without threat of retaliation, and investigate all reported instances of noncompliance, escalating them as appropriate.

Specific Standard Disclosures

Economic

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.P2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K
G4-EC1The direct economic value generated and distributed (EVG&D) on an accruals basis including the basic components for the organization’s global operations as listed below. If data is presented on a cash basis. b. EVG&D separately at country, regional, or market levels, where significant, and the criteria used for defining significance.RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Company Highlights
2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K
G4-EC2Risks and opportunities posed by climate change that have the potential to generate substantive changes in operations, revenue or expenditure.RBuilding Climate Resilience, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 13
G4-EC3Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.R2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K
G4-EC4Financial assistance received from government.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PCommunity Relations, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 26
G4-EC7Development and impact of infrastructure and services supported.RCommunity Relations, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 26
G4-EC8Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.RCommunity Relations, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 26

Environmental

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PEnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 12
G4-EN1The total weight or volume of materials that are used to produce and package the organization’s primary products and services during the reporting period.P

Responsible Packaging, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 15

We believe that packaging can account for nearly 70% of the waste generated across our product lifecycle and are researching innovations to reduce the waste impact of packaging at end-of-life.

G4-EN2The percentage of recycled input materials used to manufacture the organization’s primary products and services.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.REnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 12
2017 CDP Climate Disclosure
G4-EN3Energy consumption within the organization.RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
2017 CDP Climate Disclosure
G4-EN4Energy consumption outside of the organization.NR-
G4-EN5Energy intensity.NR-
G4-EN6Reduction of energy consumption.NR-
G4-EN7Reduction in energy requirements of products and services.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.R

Brown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
2017 CDP Climate Disclosure

In 2010, Brown-Forman conducted a global water scarcity assessment of our production operations and key co-packers (within our supply chain) using various water tools. Some of the assessment tools used give water risk projections for the next 50+ years. Brown-Forman typically considers water risk assessments evaluated over the next 5 years. Our business strategy is implemented to address the risks identified, including when assessing an expansion of company operations at existing or proposed locations. Our water risk assessments include the WRI Aqueduct tool, the Global Water Tool from the WBCSD, and the Water Risk Filter from the World Wide Fund for Nature, which has allowed us to identify our operations and co-packers that are located in high-risk or water stressed areas. Globally, our company faces some direct risk associated with water scarcity because of the location of our operations and the requirements for water in our production processes and finished products. This risk stems from constraints on the available quantity, and quality of water supplies across our enterprise but especially from a minority of our operations located in certain sensitive areas.

G4-EN8Total water withdrawal by source.REnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 12
2017 CDP Climate Disclosure
G4-EN9Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.P2017 CDP Climate Disclosure
G4-EN10Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PEnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 12
G4-EN11Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.NR-
G4-EN12Significant impacts of actives, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.PEnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 15
G4-EN13Habitats protected or restored.P

Environmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 15

As part of its construction plan, Slane Distillery restored a section of Harlinstown Stream, a tributary to the Boyne River, including the construction of a salmon ladder. The salmon ladder allows salmon and other fish to bypass the mill pond (used for fire suppression water) and travel upstream during spawning season. The salmon ladder was designed and constructed to mimic a natural stream environment as much as possible, and improve the biodiversity of this section of the water on site.

G4-EN14Total number of IUCN red list species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
2017 CDP Climate Disclosure
G4-EN15Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1).RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
G4-EN16Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2).RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
G4-EN17Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3).RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
G4-EN18Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity.RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
G4-EN19Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Environmental Sustainability
G4-EN20Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).NR-
G4-EN21NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PEnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 14
2017 CDP Water Disclosure
G4-EN22Total water discharge by quality and destination.REnvironmental Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 14
G4-EN23Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.NR-
G4-EN24Total number and volume of significant spills.NR-
G4-EN25Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.NR-
G4-EN26Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff.P2017 CDP Water Disclosure
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.P

Understanding Sustainable Agriculture, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 15
Supporting Sustainable Forestry, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 15

Our product ingredients are mainly agricultural commodities — grain, grapes, agave, etc. Our agricultural supply chain has impacts on water, land use, biodiversity, soil quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and more.

Product lifecycle assessments have shown us that most of the emissions, waste, and water associated with our products occur in our supply chain. These impacts, which fall outside of our direct control, are harder to mitigate than our own operations.

Our procurement teams consider sustainability when they source raw materials to make our products. We are part of the supply chain for our biggest customers — distributors. Since 2011, we have responded to the CDP Supply Chain disclosure questionnaire.

G4-EN32Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria.NR-
G4-EN33Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.NR-

Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.POur People, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 18
G4-LA1Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.POur People, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 18
Brown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Employee Relations & Diversity
G4-LA2Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operations.NR-
G4-LA3Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PPutting Safety First, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 23
G4-LA5Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advice on occupational health and safety programs.NR-
G4-LA6Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender.PBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Employee Relations & Diversity
G4-LA7Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation.RPutting Safety First, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 23
G4-LA8Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PBuilding a More Diverse Family, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 22
G4-LA12Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.ROur People
Brown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Employee Relations & Diversity
Diversity and Inclusion, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 22
2017 Proxy Statement
2017 Annual Report and Form 10-K
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PGlobal Human Rights Statement
G4-LA14Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria.NROur UK Modern Slavery Act Statement references our due diligence process for identifying and mitigating modern slavery risks. We continuously screen all of our third parties against The Red Flag Group’s IntegraWatch system that captures human rights abuses in credible media sources globally, as well as The Red Flag Group’s ongoing due diligence projects. Our third parties that receive a “hit” based on screenings are investigated and addressed.
G4-LA15Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.NR-
G4-LA16Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.NR-

Social: Human Rights

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.NR-
G4-HR3Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PGlobal Human Rights Statement
G4-HR5Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.PGlobal Human Rights Statement
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PGlobal Human Rights Statement
G4-HR6Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor.PGlobal Human Rights Statement
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PGlobal Human Rights Statement
G4-HR10Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria.PGlobal Human Rights Statement

Our UK Modern Slavery Act Statement references our due diligence process for identifying and mitigating modern slavery risks.
G4-HR11Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.NR-

Social: Society

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PWorking Together to Reduce Alcohol Abuse, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 7
Community Relations, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 26
G4-SO1Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.NR-
G4-SO2Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.PCode of Conduct
G4-SO3Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified.PCode of Conduct
G4-SO4Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures.PCode of Conduct
G4-SO5Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.NR-
G4-SO6Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary.NR-

Social: Product Responsibility

IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.RAlcohol Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 6
Our Thinking About Drinking
G4-PR1Percentage of significant products and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement.NR-
G4-PR2Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.RBuilding Trust through Responsible Marketing, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 9
G4-PR3Type of product and service information required by the organization's procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements.R

A Building Trust through Responsible Marketing, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 9

We follow all labeling requirements as governed by law, including the Surgeon General's warning in the U.S. and responsible drinking messages where applicable. The Producers' Commitments are also being implemented to add symbols and/or language to our packaging, and website links provide more information where applicable and allowed by law.

G4-PR4Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes.NR-
G4-PR5Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.NR-
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.RBuilding Trust through Responsible Marketing, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 9
G4-PR6Sale of banned or disputed products.NR-
G4-PR7Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes.RBrown-Forman 2017 Scorecard, Alcohol Responsibility
IndicatorTitleReportedDisclosure
DMADisclosure on Management Approach.RAlcohol Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, pg. 6
G4-PR9Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.NR-