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Sustainability report 19/20

Sustainability management

Embedding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in organisational structures

Our sustainability management systems comply with the international ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility. In our view, CSR is an integrative approach, so our CSR task force is made up of representatives from all the key areas of the company, including storage operations and energy facilities; health, safety and the environment; internal audit and strategic safety management; environment and public authority liaison; purchasing; and human resource management. This team is coordinated by head of Corporate Communications and is supported by external consultants as required.

In order to ensure effective working practices, since 2020 the task force has been split into subgroups which address sustainability-related focus areas according to their respective competences.

  • RAG. Corporate Culture
  • RAG. Future
  • RAG. Facilities and Environment
  • RAG. Working Environment

These subgroups meet regularly to analyse CSR targets and initiatives in terms of their relevance, with the aim of achieving continuous improvements in the company’s sustainability performance. The Executive Board receives regular updates from the chair of the CSR task force on the progress of CSR-related measures and takes important strategic decisions regarding the company’s sustainability-related focuses.

The members of the Executive Board regularly assess aspects of economic, environmental and social sustainability and drive forward initiatives, in line with the company’s strategic direction.