We have three areas of focus for sustainability:
- Protecting and minimising impacts on the environment
- Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees
- Investing in and supporting the communities in which we operate.
A sustainable framework
Sustainability is about resource efficiency, improving the way the business is run, using and manufacturing environmentally responsible products and managing environmental impacts. Sustainability is important to the customer, delivers real value and is crucial to the life of our business. All of our sustainability initiatives work within a framework of economic innovation.
When it comes to environmental protections and minimising our impact on the environment, it is our business strategy in action that makes the difference. Our approach is to have strong business units supported by an active centre. We have a central Environment, Health and Safety team providing direction and key performance indicators, including the monitoring of our carbon emissions. This team has developed a sustainability framework, which provides direction for our focus areas. It is our business units that have the greatest ability to make a difference for the environment. Within our diverse portfolio we have many inspiring examples of businesses that are reducing waste, being more energy efficient, creating new and more sustainable products and new ways of doing things.