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Sustainability Reporting

 

FY2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

For FY2016, our first full year of reporting, we have produced publications to explain how we approach our most material sustainability issues. The publications below cover both our performance and the improvement actions taken in the FY2016 reporting period.

Health
We aim to ensure that the health of our employees and contractors is not adversely impacted at work. We do this by implementing comprehensive fit-for-work programmes and focussing on controlling occupational exposures at source.
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Safety
Our vision is to create a safe working environment where everyone goes home safe and well every day.
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Local Communities
We are committed to creating shared value. We want to continue delivering natural resources that improve people’s lives now and for generations to come.
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Climate Change
The South32 Climate Change Strategy was approved by our Board in FY2016. Being proactive on climate change is essential. We focus on three key areas to address the challenge of climate change – climate change opportunity, climate resilience and emission reduction.
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Intelligent Land Management (ILM)
During 2016, we commenced work on ILM, an exciting new initiative. Part of our Climate Change Strategy, ILM looks to transform our land holdings, which are otherwise unused or currently considered a liability, into holdings that increase climate resilience and generate financial, social and environmental value.
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Dam Management
Preventing tailings dam failures is vital to the mining industry’s ability to maintain the trust given to us by communities around the world to manage their land and natural resources safely.
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MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT

Click here to view our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2016.  Click here to view our supplier requirements for sustainability and business conduct. This document contains the Human Rights and other Health, Safety, Environment and Community as well as our business conduct requirements of all South32 suppliers. Our Code of Business Conduct and Sustainability Policy also outline our commitment to uphold ethical business practices and to meet or exceed applicable legal requirements, regardless of location or role. We encourage high standards of transparency and accountability in our interactions with other entities. We do expect that suppliers and other entities (non-controlled joint ventures and minority interests) who engage with us uphold the same or comparable principles and standards of conduct.

Stakeholder Engagement 

We engage with a diverse range of stakeholders. We define stakeholders as those individuals or groups who are potentially affected by our operations or who have an interest in, or influence on, what we do.
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Materiality

We report our sustainability information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 (Core) framework. This requires us to assess the sustainability topics most important to us and our stakeholders in a process known as ‘materiality’.
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Global Reporting Initiative fy2016 navigator

The GRI Navigator 2016 indicates which sections of our Annual Report and our website specifically address our reporting in accordance with GRI G4 (Core) and how we uphold the 10 principles of the International Council on Mining and Metals.
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Sustainability PERFORMANCE TABLES

Our FY2016 Sustainability data