UN SDGs help us maintain our social licence to operate

We endeavour to work responsibly to maintain our social licence to operate. Our established sustainability strategy focuses on matters aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This strategy confirms our support for both global and local sustainability priorities. Aligning our business practices to broader societal goals makes good business sense, as many of the world's top risks can impact our ability to create value for our stakeholders.

We launched a rolling three-year cycle of commitments to specific SDGs, ensuring a targeted impact for both employees and our project affected communities (PACs). We are committed to achieving the following four societal-impacted SDGs:

SDG 1: No poverty;

SDG 3: Good health and well-being;

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth; and

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities.

We use these goals to influence and inform our business processes and decision-making during the year. Advancing the societal-impacted SDGs requires new thinking and strategies that support economic growth and target a wide range of social needs, such as education, health, social protection, employment and environmental protection (including climate change).