We have strong governance and accountability processes to ensure our global business acts in line with the law, local regulations and our values. This includes clear standards around human rights, competition, business integrity (includes bribery and corruption, conflicts of interest, benefits, sponsorships and donations, fraud and other financial crimes and third-party due diligence) and data privacy.
Our dedicated Ethics & Compliance team operates independently from our operations and provides full-time compliance resources, as well as centralised monitoring and reporting. We hold quarterly risk, assurance and compliance forums to identify, address and mitigate Group-wide and specific business integrity risks and other concerns in our host communities. Our monitoring activities, controls and systems help us identify potential risks and act quickly to address them.
We continuously evolve our monitoring and prevention programme so that it mirrors the risk profile of key assets and business activities and enables targeted intervention and awareness to prevent issues from occurring.
Fostering a Culture of Integrity
We know that our integrity – and our reputation for strong governance – hangs on the actions and decisions we make each day across our business.
We are committed to a culture of transparency and encourage our employees, contractors and other partners, including community members, to speak up about their issues and concerns, either through management, our Human Resources or Ethics & Compliance, through our Talk to Peggy whistleblowing service or community complaints and grievance mechanisms.
We empower and equip our people to seek guidance when faced with a business integrity dilemma – both to prevent incidents from occurring, and to protect them and others from harm. This includes providing training to help build employees' awareness of possible issues, like bribery and corruption, and to help promote consistent instincts – and decisions – across the business.
Talk to Peggy
Our confidential and independently operated multilingual whistleblowing service, Talk to Peggy, is available to all our employees and their families, contractors, business partners and communities.
Talk to Peggy provides an avenue for people to share concerns about our business, or an individual's behaviour. This can include suspicion of violations of our policies, standards and procedures, human rights, safety, environmental, financial reporting, fraud or business integrity issues in general.
Concerns can be raised anonymously, but it is important to know that the content discussed and the right to anonymity may be subject to local laws.
If you have a concern, let us know.