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Organization Name

Sasol Ltd.

Case Story Title

Sasol Safety, Health and Environment Policy

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Issues Addressed

  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Case Story Category

Partnership Project

Countries of Impact

South Africa

Case Description

In February 2002, Sasol adopted a new integrated policy on safety, health and the environment (SH&E) to replace the previous Environmental Policy. This was with the aim of operationalising the important aspects of sustainable development throughout the Group. The new policy reaffirms our commitment to sustainable development and Responsible Care, and underlines the importance of partnering and engaging with all of our stakeholders. The policy was adopted following an extensive process of consultation and policy rollout throughout the Group. The policy is supplemented by the Sasol SH&E policy guidelines that were adopted in March 2002, and that provide guidance on policy implementation. These are adjusted from time to time to ensure that the company's main challenges are properly identified and managed responsibly.All Sasol businesses globally are guided by the policy in setting company objectives on SH&E. Group Indicators of Performance have been established which commit the company to the achievement of specific targets by the year 2005/6. These group targets represent our first attempt at systematically identifying and elevating the company's major threats to group level. The Group targets commit to the achievement, among others, of an annual average Recordable Case rate of not more than 0.5; the reduction of the the number of significant process safety incidents (fires, explosions, and releases) by at least 50% on the 2000/01 baseline. Operations report progress regularly to divisional boards, to the Sasol SH&E Corporate Governance Committee and to the Sasol Board in terms of a specially designed template.



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