In 2015, we revised our Group sustainability strategy, considering our aims against four core pillars: 

  • Health
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Community & human rights

This review involved the sustainability teams from our individual assets and commodity departments as well as technical experts, to ensure that the revised strategy fully supports our business requirements.

Our revised strategy has clearly defined imperatives, objectives, priority areas and targets. It will enable us to meet legislative requirements, manage the catastrophic hazards associated with our business, and maintain our societal licence to operate. Departments and assets have aligned their annual HSEC plans to the strategy. The strategy’s four core pillars and connected imperatives are:

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Community & human rights

Become a leader in the protection and improvement of our people’s and communities’ wellbeing.

Become a leader in workplace safety, eliminating fatalities and injuries.

Minimise any negative environmental impact from our operations and apply the precautionary principle in decision-making.

Foster sustainable growth and respect human rights wherever we operate.

In addition to these pillars, our materiality assessments for 2015 have identified three further focus areas:

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Our people

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Product stewardship

Our activities in these seven areas are detailed in this report. We will review this strategy each year to ensure that it continues to fulfil the needs of our business.

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Code of Conduct

Group HSEC policies

Detail our management processes and procedures

Health and safety
Emergency response and crisis management
Catastrophic and fatal hazards management
Environmental management
Communities and stakeholder engagement
Human rights
Product stewardship
HSEC assurance
HSEC management framework
Risk management framework

Operational policies

Group HSEC policies are implemented and adapted locally

Performance and alignment

Data reporting, risk management and assurance by HSEC teams at group, division and asset level tracks our performance and alignment with policies