As a Group operating in 34 countries, we wish to reach higher standards and rise from legal compliance to compliance with international standards and external expectations placed on a multinational conglomerate of our size.
To do this, we are developing our management systems and widening our view to include a few new topics. Areas for continual improvement include: safety, health and sanitation, carbon, pollution and supply chain management. New focus areas include: biodiversity, product stewardship land and human rights management.
As we improve our control over these areas, then we ought to be able to manage and reduce our impact on our people and on our externalities. When more businesses reduce their cumulative impacts on the planet, everyone, including us, will have to adapt less to the smaller changes we all are causing.
At ABG, we plan to improve our performance by aligning our operations with the Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Framework, which in itself is aligned to the International Standards as defined by:
The Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Cell, together with internal and external subject matter experts, have created the Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Framework of Group policies, technical and management standards with guidance notes, and associated training courses to help all our Group businesses translate these requirements into business management systems and operational practices. The topics we include in this area are: