Our 10 sustainable development priorities provide a robust, rigorous and transparent framework for managing sustainable development across our business.
‘Constantly raising the profitability of local businesses, sustainably' is one of SABMiller's four strategic priorities. Sustainable development is therefore integral to the way we do business. Underpinning our approach are our 10 sustainable development priorities which inform how we focus our efforts and prioritise our resources. At a global level, we focus particularly on the three areas most material for our business: alcohol responsibility, water and enterprise development in our value chain.
Progress is measured through our Sustainability Assessment Matrix (SAM). During the year, the group's average SAM score increased from 2.9 to 3.2 as our local businesses addressed the sustainable development issues most material to their particular markets.
This progress would not be possible without the talented and dedicated individuals who drive the business forward. Our people are our enduring advantage and SABMiller's success is founded on our 70,000 employees across six continents.
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2012 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.