ESG Data

Why Global Reporting Initiatives ('GRI') standards?

Over the last 25 years, sustainability reporting has evolved from a ‘nice to have publication’ into a reporting standard used to attract investors and customers while creating value for companies like ourselves. Since then, the GRI standards remain the most widely used sustainability reporting standards globally, merging elements of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SABS), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Environmental Protection Agency (UNEPA) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) which has motivated us to report against GRI standards.

Sustainability is not a tick-box exercise but a fundamental part of our business. We see it as the key ingredient, like sugar in a cake or lemon in lemonade, that brings long-term economic success. By reporting against GRI, we can achieve the following benefits:

  1. Improve our sustainability performance.
  2. Improve our risk management and investor communications.
  3. Engagement with stakeholders and improved relations.
  4. Motivate and engage employees.
  5. Stronger credibility as committed corporate citizens.
  6. Improved sustainability strategy and selection of performance indicators and targets.
  7. A means to benchmark sustainability performance against self and others.

Our organisation is listed on two stock exchanges, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. As a global group, we continue to operate with honesty, integrity, transparency and flexibility. As an organisation, we acknowledge that impact reporting is not only the right thing to do but is critical to our ongoing success and the ultimate sustainability of our business through multiple generations. Over the years, we have made progress towards fulfilling the SDGs and objectives, which will be reflected in this report.

All the data in this report was collated in accordance with guidelines and definitions based on the GRI standards unless stated otherwise.


An independent external assurer has assured sustainability data used in this report.