Respect and protect the environment

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Our Sustainability improvement objectives

  • Drive divisional management teams to improve their operational, resource and energy efficiency to minimise the impact of their businesses’ operations on the environment, including Greenhouse gas emissions, waste disposal, and water usage.
  • Align with recognised frameworks such as SASB, the TCFD and CDP to increase transparency of actions as a core driver for change.


SDG 07
SDG 09
SDG 13


Continue to invest in and support our businesses as they develop products and services aligned with a net zero future

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Our Sustainability improvement objectives

  • Invest in research and development (“R&D”) to support and harness product innovation and quality within our businesses, to help their customers deliver on their commercial and environmental goals and to help find effective solutions to assist them in combatting climate change.


SDG 09 (1)
SDG 13


Promote diversity, prioritise and nurture the wellbeing and skills development of employees, and support the communities that we are part of

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Our Sustainability improvement objectives

  • Drive our businesses to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing for their people, as well as the protection of human rights, and encourage positive contributions to the communities in which they operate. 
  • Implement effective policies and procedures, supported by local management accountability and a culture of strong awareness, training and investment in employees, to drive health and safety best practice. 
  • Ensure the pension schemes that we inherit are managed prudently and effectively for both employees and retirees, and where relevant seek to create better funded schemes with more prudent targets under our stewardship. 
  • Promote inclusion and diversity at all levels. 
  • Promote fair employment and skills development. 
  • Ensure that our people have a voice and can inform executive decisions.


SDG 03
SDG 05
SDG 08


Exercise robust governance, risk management and compliance

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Our Sustainability improvement objectives

  • Direct, oversee and challenge divisional management teams in implementing and enforcing effective compliance policies and business practices. 
  • Ensure each division conducts business with integrity and in a responsible, ethical and sustainable manner.
  • Ensure the highest standards of product safety, and encourage our businesses to protect the ultimate wellbeing of their end-users by adhering to market standards and best practice. 
  • Respect labour and human rights and support our businesses’ suppliers to respect these principles throughout their supply chains.
  • Protect information security and data privacy.
  • Carry out prudent and responsible financial and tax planning and management and pay tax responsibly when due.
  • Maintain sensible and sustainable leverage to support investment.


SDG 08