Managing sustainable development
Our 10 priorities help us to focus on what's important locally and to build sustainable development into our business planning and future growth.
Our 10 sustainable development (SD) priorities provide a consistent framework for managing our most significant social, environmental and economic impacts. They help us to deal effectively with risks and to identify opportunities for our business and the local communities to whom our success is linked. They support our strategic objective of constantly raising the profitability of local businesses, sustainably.
It is up to our local operations to decide how they invest their resources, depending on their own particular issues and challenges. The 10 priorities provide them with a clear framework for managing these issues and articulate what SD means to SABMiller. At a global level we focus on three priorities material to all our operations – combating alcohol abuse; making more beer using less water; and encouraging enterprise development in our value chains.
Our bespoke management system, the Sustainability Assessment Matrix (SAM), enables us to monitor our performance against each of these priorities. Every country is assessed against five levels of performance from a minimum standard (level one) to leading edge (level five).
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2013 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.