The Swire group's Sustainable Development Policy commits the group to working on the environmental, health and safety, employment, supply chain and community issues that our operations affect, and to working with other parties to promote sustainable development in the industries in which we operate.
We adopt this policy because:
Long-term value creation for our shareholders depends on the sustainable development¹ of our businesses and the communities in which we operate.
We wish to excel as corporate citizens.
Industry leadership: We will work with others to promote sustainable development in the industries in which we operate.
In our operations: We will meet or exceed all legal requirements and:
Be a good steward of the natural resources and biodiversity under our influence and ensure that all potential adverse impacts of our operations on the environment are identified and appropriately managed.
Operate as far as is reasonably practicable in a manner which safeguards the health and safety of all our stakeholders.
Strive to be an employer of choice by providing an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and with respect and can realise their full potential.
Favour suppliers and contractors who promote sustainable development and encourage the responsible use of our products and services by our customers and consumers.
Promote good relationships with the communities of which we are a part and enhance their capabilities while respecting people's culture and heritage.
Making it happen:
All companies in which the Swire group has a controlling interest will have action plans for applying this policy in a way which is relevant to their business. We will encourage other companies in which we have an interest as a shareholder or through our supply chain to implement similar policies.
We will encourage and empower our staff to be proactive on sustainable development matters both at work and in the community.
We will monitor our performance. Operating companies in the Swire group should monitor their performance and report it externally regularly.
We will review this policy periodically, having regard in particular to stakeholder dialogues.