Communication on Progress - 2016/2017

Participant
Published
  • 2017/06/09
Time period
  • April 2016  –  March 2017
Files
Links
Format
  • Part of an annual (financial) report
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
Women's Empowerment
  • The COP describes policies and practices related to supporting women's empowerment and advancing gender equality in the community
  • Designing community stakeholder engagements that are free of gender discrimination/stereotyping and sensitive to gender issues

  • Ensuring female beneficiaries of community programmes

  • Other established or emerging best practices

    We do not base strategies on gender. However, we ensure female participation and promote inclusive, social enterprising based initiatives for long term value creation to cater to the identified needs in our communities.

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • Gender impact assessments or consideration of gender-related impacts as part of its social and/or human rights impact assessments

  • Community initiatives specifically targeted at the empowerment of women and girls

  • Strategies to ensure that community investment projects and programmes (including economic, social and environmental) positively impact women and girls

  • Strategies to ensure that community investment projects and programmes (including economic, social and environmental) include the full participation of women and girls

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • The COP describes policies and practices related to supporting women's empowerment and advancing gender equality in the workplace
  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in senior management and board positions

  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in middle management positions

  • Equal pay for work of equal value

  • Flexible work options

  • Support for pregnant women and those returning from maternity leave

  • Recruitment and retention, including training and development, of female employees

  • Education and training opportunities for women workers

  • Creating and maintaining workplace awareness of gender equality and, inclusion and non-discrimination for all workers

  • Other established or emerging best practices

    Group level, industry specific practices can be perused in the annual report of the company.

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • Access to child and dependent care

  • Gender-specific health and safety issues

  • Gender-based violence and harassment

  • Mentoring and sponsorship opportunities for women workers

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • The COP contains or refers to sex-disaggregated data
  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in senior management and board positions

  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in middle management positions

  • Equal pay for work of equal value

  • Flexible work options

  • Support for pregnant women and those returning from maternity leave

  • Recruitment and retention, including training and development, of female employees

  • Education and training opportunities for women workers

  • Creating and maintaining workplace awareness of gender equality and, inclusion and non-discrimination for all workers

  • Other established or emerging best practices

    Our programmes are performance based and not gender based. We ensure female participation in our programmes and enable facilities for women to have the right skills and experience to compete on equal grounds for opportunities.

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • Access to child and dependent care

  • Gender-specific health and safety issues

  • Gender-based violence and harassment

  • Mentoring and sponsorship opportunities for women workers

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • The COP describes policies and practices related to supporting women's empowerment and advancing gender equality in the marketplace
  • Other established or emerging best practices

    We do not have gender based practices, however, we promote and encourage inclusive business strategies to develop local communities. Peruse the annual report for more details.

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • Supplier diversity programme

  • Composition of supplier base by sex

  • Support for women business owners and women entrepreneurs

  • Supplier monitoring and engagement on women's empowerment and gender equality including promotion of the Women's Empowerment Principles to suppliers

  • Gender-sensitive marketing

  • Gender-sensitive product and service development

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

Sustainable Development Goals
  • Which of the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) do the activities described in your COP address? [Select all that apply]
  • SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

  • With respect to your company’s actions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the COP describes: [Select all that apply]
  • Opportunities and responsibilities that one or more SDGs represent to our business

  • Where the company’s priorities lie with respect to one or more SDGs

  • Goals and indicators set by our company with respect to one or more SDGs

  • How one or more SDGs are integrated into the company’s business model

  • The (expected) outcomes and impact of your company’s activities related to the SDGs

  • If the companies' activities related to the SDGs are undertaken in collaboration with other stakeholders

  • Other established or emerging best practices

    Aitken Spence companies take leadership in setting movements for sustainable business practices. Please refer to the annual report of the company for more details.