Governance and Management Structure
The Safety and Sustainability Committee (SSC) (formerly the EHS Committee) of the Board of Directors provides policy direction and monitors the company’s environmental, social and safety performance. The Corporate Environment and Risk Management Committee (CERMC), chaired by the CEO, is a senior management committee that sets priorities and direction for EHS programs, tracks performance and measures results. The Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety oversees compliance with environmental and safety standards and regularly reviews performance risks and strategic issues. The Vice President of EHS and the Vice President of Sustainability set goals and objectives approved by the Board of Directors to manage sustainability performance in areas such as: water management, biodiversity, community relations, human rights, and climate change. Both Vice Presidents report to the Senior Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, accountable for sustainability reporting to the CEO.
The company’s management systems encompass all aspects of the Code of Sustainable Conduct, including compliance with EHS legislation, water protection, emissions and effluents management, material use, energy reduction, land stewardship and reclamation, waste and product stewardship. Due to the diversity of requirements applying to individual facilities across the company, such as country-specific legislative requirements, binding codes of practice, industry and technical standards etc., each Operation is responsible for developing site-specific environmental management systems guided by corporate policies.
The General Manager at each Operation is accountable for site EHS management systems, conformance and certification to ISO 14001 where applicable, and continuous progress towards annual environmental and safety management targets and long-term goals.
These systems measure and drive continuous improvement in environmental and safety performance across Operations. We seek to continually improve our systems by updating policy, operational controls and environmental targets.