The Role of our Board’s Sustainability Committee in Reporting
Our business’s long-term success is inextricably linked to our responsibility to our people, our communities and the global environment in which we operate.
Our Sustainability Committee promotes, supports and monitors the sustainable development of our businesses, our contribution to the sustainable development of the communities and countries in which we operate as well as to global sustainable development.
The Committee oversees the Group’s integrated approach to sustainability. This approach has three pillars: running a safe, responsible and profitable business; collaborating with others to enable long-term benefits where we operate; and helping to pioneer a more sustainable future. It does this by monitoring the Group’s performance on health, safety, environment, asset security and communities, including human rights.
The Committee sets the governance framework for the oversight of these important areas, and it monitors management’s progress on each of them. It also reviews how management assesses the Group’s most material sustainability risks, and the associated controls and mitigating actions deployed by management for those risks.
The Committee has the authority and access to resources to investigate all matters falling within its terms of reference.
Learn more about the Sustainability Committee’s work in 2019 in our annual report.