We concentrate on three key focus areas where we can have the greatest positive impact on our environment and in our communities, while growing our business. These priorities improve associate engagement, address our top risks and compliance requirements, and are important to our customers, suppliers and shareholders.
While we consider all issues under the Multiline and Specialty Retailers & Distributors guidance offered by the SASB, we focus on the areas where we can make the largest positive impact. We have strategically grouped issues into three key focus areas. We developed this approach following feedback from our associates, customers and suppliers and in line with the latest best practice, utilizing the guidance and methods provided by SASB.
1. Best associates
As our associates are our most important asset, this focus area includes health and safety, inclusion and diversity, compensation and benefits, development and retention and community investment.
2. Efficient operations
Initiatives that support this focus area include energy management, supply chain management, fuel consumption and emissions reduction.
3. Sustainable products and solutions
Projects within this focus area include product quality and integrity, product packaging and design, and lifecycle impacts of the products and services we offer.
For the Group’s Sustainability Policy Statement please click here.