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We launched our sustainability strategy: Pioneering a Sustainable Future in 2019, as part of our Annual Report and through our first stand-alone Sustainability Report.

One year on, in this document and through our second Sustainability Report, we are giving an update on progress towards our strategy targets while also reviewing our strategy itself to ensure that it is still appropriate to the needs of our business and our stakeholders.

The development of our current strategy was done during 2018 based on our 2017 materiality assessment. We run a materiality assessment process every two years and have completed a new one in 2019. We reviewed 69 issues in our latest iteration (up from 66 in 2017), evaluating them for relevance to each of our commercial goals (Profitable Sales Growth, Increased Productivity and Value Delivery) and for importance to each of our key Stakeholder groups (Shareholders, Customers, Employees, Suppliers, Communities and the Environment). Our top ten issues for each of the 2017 and 2019 assessments are shown in the table (sidebar). While there is quite a lot of movement in the assessment, we have reviewed this in detail and it accurately reflects changes in our business and in the external environment that have prioritised some issues at the expense of others. A clearer definition of our stakeholders has impacted on the results as has the clarity provided by our strategy. The relative movements of key issues such as Water, Energy and Environmental issues reflect these changes, but are not significant. More analysis of the changes can be found in our Sustainability Report.

We have reviewed our existing strategy based on the new materiality assessment and concluded that the strategy remains appropriate and still relates to the key issues facing our business and our key stakeholders. The mapping of our material issues to our strategic pillars is shown below:

水塔 为什么这是优先事项?
Sustainability Water

水: 这是一种宝贵的资源。在世界某些地区,随着水资源短缺的问题日益明显,我们潜在面临的风险也越来越大——尤其是对资源的竞争,更高的成本,对水质的影响以及水资源短缺将限制生产的可能性。这些风险通常与我们周围的社区共同承担。

Sustainability Energy

能源: 气候变化的影响可能对我们的业务产生深远的影响和风险,无论是对我们供应链的破坏,原材料的供应还是能源成本的增加。减少温室气体排放,并在应对气候变化中发挥作用都将复合我们的利益。

Sustainability Effluent and Emissions


Sustainability Social

社区: 我们是一家全球性企业,在六大洲的50多个国家或地区开展业务,拥有多种多样的文化。我们力求营造一种包容,诚实和积极的团队合作文化,使每位员工都能在安全的工作环境中发挥潜能。


Sustainability Living

可持续生活: 自然资源变得越来越稀缺。环境因素和人口增长正在增加需求,并给我们所在生态系统带来压力。

我们遵循废物分类的原则,以高效,最终创造价值的方式减少,再利用和回收我们的废物。 这就要求我们有效地利用资源,并限制对垃圾的处置。