Our Company’s purpose is underpinned by an ethos of ‘Taking care’. When we talk about ‘Taking care’, we mean how we take care of each other, our customers, our partners, our shareholders, as well as the broader communities in which we operate and the environment. Continuing to grow our business is dependent on understanding and managing the health, safety and sustainability issues that impact our business directly and indirectly.
We recognise the need to operate in a responsible manner and continuously improve our performance in managing the social, environmental and economic impacts of our operations. We also look to how our actions can make a positive difference to our business, the broader community and the world at large.
In 2015, in accordance with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Council’s recommendations, we undertook a materiality assessment of our key sustainability issues. The assessment involved a review of Company policies, commitments and internal risk registers, management interviews and workshops and external stakeholder interviews. It also took into account peer benchmarking, a review of non-government organisations and industry publications and campaigns. As a result of that assessment, a number of social, environmental and economic issues relevant to the business were identified. Whilst these are not considered to pose a material risk to the Company, the key issues identified are outlined below.
- Supply chain management - including human rights
- Responsible forestry
- Resource scarcity - including the impact of climate change
- Economic performance
- Community engagement and partnerships
- Occupational health and safety