Sustainability Report

As per 1st February 2012, SBR is proud to be a new member of the United Nation Global Compact.

About the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions in support of UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. Endorsed by chief executives, the UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world – with over 8,000 signatories based in more than 135 countries. For more information: www.unglobalcompact.org.

The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption

Categories Global Compact 10 principles
Human Rights
  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour
  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment
  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

 

Anti-Corruption 
  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Engaging in the Global Compact and implementing the principles will help SBR to:

 

  • improve organizational integration of environmental, social and governance issues.
  • address the company’s expanded business opportunities and risks.
  • improve operational efficiencies.
  • access the experiences and good practices of peers.
  • acquire practical know-how.
  • attract, motivate and retain employees.
  • increase trust in the company and renew its license to operate.
  • improve corporate reputation and brand image.
  • engage in a proactive and constructive dialogue with civil society and other stakeholders.
  • strengthen stakeholder relations, both globally and locally.
  • establish better links with the United Nations.
  • take a leadership role on critical issues.
  • network with other organizations.
  • respond to financial market expectations and improve access to capital

SBR sustainability report

As part of its commitment to the UN Global Compact, SBR will start to report on progress to its stakeholders which it will do through its first sustainability report scheduled to be released later this year.

Letter of commitment to the UN

SBR UN Global Compact letter of commitment is publicly available from the UN site:

http://unglobalcompact.org/participant/16192

SBR’s 2014 Sustainability Report:

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 Our sustainability report for 2014 is now published and available for download from the United Nation’s Global Compact Website:

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/system/attachments/116711/original/SBR_Sustainability_Report_2014_Final.pdf?1414213254

 

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