Governance and Accountability
Each of our various businesses is responsible for integrating sustainability issues into day-to-day operations, project/program development and decision-making, and are held accountable through an annual performance management process.
Members of senior management have final responsibility for:
- Developing corporate strategy
- Developing and reporting company performance
- Implementing sustainability efforts
We have clear and effective governance structures in place throughout the company that are supported by standards, polices and guidelines. They are the foundation for how we operate. Our corporate governance structure includes the board of directors, four board committees, and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). We have ELT champions for key issues in sustainability: overall implementation, stakeholder engagement, human rights, climate change, water and biodiversity. Strategic planning, goalsetting, implementation performance, and reporting are reviewed by the Sustainable Development Leadership Team (SDLT), Health, Safety and Environment Leadership Team (HSELT), and stakeholder engagement leaders comprised of senior functional and operational leaders from across the business. There is an environmental and sustainable development steering committee of internal experts that advises the HSELT on key issues in more detail and depth.