Our five year CR objectives drive continuous improvement and are supported by targeted programmes.
We set our first five year Corporate Responsibility (CR) objectives back in 2010, in the areas of employee accident rate, carbon avoidance and recycling and recovery rate. We more than achieved these targets by the time they expired at the end of the 2015 financial year. In 2015 we launched our new key five year CR objectives. These new objectives are wider in scope and more sophisticated than our previous targets, more stretching and support our vision of being the most respected waste-to-product company.
We set our new CR objectives in four key overarching areas:
- Health & Safety, which is a key issue for our employees and we must continue to drive improvement in this area
- Sustainability, which is core to our vision to be the most respected waste-to-product company
- Community, as the environment and community relations are critical to us, as good neighbours and for the maintenance of our environmental permits; and
- Our people, as they are our most valued resource and their continued enthusiasm and commitment are key to our success. For each of these four key areas we also developed a series of supporting CR measures. These measures underpin our objectives and provide focus for targeted improvement programmes.
For each of these four key areas we also developed a series of supporting CR measures. These measures underpin our objectives and provide focus for targeted improvement programmes.
Our CR objectives and their supporting measures provide detailed performance indicators, against which we can measure ourselves and our progress.
Development of our new CR objectives was undertaken by our dedicated CR and health and safety (H&S) committees, supported and encouraged by our Group Executive Committee. Our objectives have been approved by and had input from the Board and are based on an extensive assessment of the issues which are important to our stakeholders. Some of these measures are new and are still under development.