As Africa’s largest sugar producer, with agricultural and manufacturing operations in six African countries, Illovo is conscious of the strong interdependence with, and strives to make a meaningful contribution to, the communities and natural environments in the regions in which it operates. We subscribe to the principles of sustainable development, and through our business strategies, we aim to ensure that sound, sustainable practices are developed and maintained across the group.
Illovo subscribes to the United Nations Global Compact Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and in line with our integrated business approach, our reporting process is guided by the GRI Index and the SRI Index, local socio-economic and environmental issues, key stakeholders’ requirements (including those of its holding company, Associated British Foods plc), as well as the governance requirements of the JSE Listings Requirements and the King Code on Governance for South Africa 2009. In 2011, we qualified for inclusion in the SRI Index, for the fifth consecutive year.
A full index of the GRI sustainability performance indicators is included here so that it can read in conjunction with our 2012 Illovo Sugar Integrated Annual Report. SustainabilityServices.co.za has provided independent third party assurance over the sustainability information contained within this report, confirming that it meets the GRI’s Application Level B requirements (B+ with its assurance). A summary of this assurance statement is provided on page 87 of the Integrated Annual Report, with the full statement contained after the GRI Index.
Click here to access the Sustainability section carried in the Illovo Annual Integrated Report 2012
Click here to access the 2012 GRI Index and Assuror’s Statement