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Transparency and Ethics

Our response

Understanding the needs of our stakeholders

We encourage all our operating businesses to engage with their stakeholders – whether employees, suppliers, local government, NGOs or any other interested group – as these are often best placed to identify relevant issues and, in many cases, offer practical solutions.

To give us additional perspectives, we commission regular surveys to gain a better understanding of how SABMiller is perceived and what stakeholders regard as the most important issues for our business. This enables us to prioritise our activities and develop appropriate strategies to manage any emerging issues that might not have been identified through normal business planning.

Progress against 2013 targets

2013 Target Progress

Integrate CUB (Australia) into SAM reporting system.

Following training, CUB (Australia) reported into SAM for the first time. Data was entered in a timely manner and to a high quality. Further training and support will be provided where required.

Launch strengthened internal audit model to improve SAM assurance.

SAM guidance documents have been produced and rolled-out across the group. These documents provide clarification on the requirements of SAM and state what is needed to demonstrate level achievement.

In co-operation with Internal Audit, pilot SAM audits have been completed in Peru, Czech Republic and Honduras.

Establish a new external advisory group on sustainable development.

We have engaged external advisors in-depth on a range of sustainable development issues, for example, WWF has provided strategic advice on the sustainability challenges our key agricultural commodities and sourcing regions.

2014 targets

  • SABMiller India to publish its first SD report.
  • Actively contribute to key debates around the post-2015 development goals with a view to incorporating them into our own SD goals once they are finalised.

Sustainable Development Report

Our 2013 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.

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Front cover of Sustainable Development Report 2013