We strive to create not only a world
in which we want to do business, but
also in which we want to live

Environment

We are committed to minimising the adverse impact of our activities on the environment, including air, water, land, biodiversity, and natural resources in line with the precautionary approach, and taking guidance from the recommendations of the TCFD.

In this regard, we are committed to the Paris agreement and strive towards net zero carbon by 2050. We will maintain environmental management systems, based on the international standard ISO 14001.

As part of our environmental management systems, we will do the following

  • comply with all statutory environmental obligations including the provision of adequate supervision, information, instruction, and training
  • implement and maintain appropriate standards, procedures, management plans and programs to identify, avoid, mitigate, or compensate, as appropriate, the risks and impacts to the environment caused by our operations
  • conduct environmental and social assessments for projects or activities in line with the applicable legislation and international standards
  • incorporate international environmental standards in the planning and development of new projects, where applicable
  • establish clear targets and objectives per business division for review on an annual basis, as defined by our 2025 Climate Change and Environmental Policy
  • audit and report on such targets and objectives in a clear, concise, and transparent manner
  • where reasonably and economically possible, assess and compare technologies and use environmentally friendly options, including the use of renewable energy sources such as solar PV and integrated water management technologies
  • investigate and report environmental accidents or incidents caused by our operations, and take appropriate corrective actions
  • continuously strive to improve resource and energy efficiency, including the reduction and reuse of water
  • reduce greenhouse gas and air emissions in line with our targets and report on our performance
  • reduce, recover and/or reuse wastes and, where this is not possible, dispose of wastes according to the best practicable environmental option (BPEO)
  • substitute hazardous materials for less hazardous materials as far as possible; and
  • assess and minimise as far as possible and, where applicable, compensate for negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems