Sustainability encompasses the development of business practices which take into consideration value adding initiatives for stakeholders and considers the impact of operations on people, the environmental and surrounding communities. Sustainability is at the core of Amecor’s on-going strategy, and has been effectively integrated across all business operations. Sustainability initiatives include: Providing adequate capital growth and returns to stakeholders; Providing sustainable products and services; Enhancing employee development and wellbeing; Being a socially responsible corporate citizen by providing support to local communities; and Preserving the environment by preventing harm and creating awareness.
Business continuity plays a significant part in ensuring that Amecor remains a continuing going concern. The roles of our Executive Board and Management Team are crucial to the optimum functionality of the Group. In order to maintain sustainable and ethical leadership, the Amecor Board has appointed understudies to fulfill pivotal roles in our businesses going forward. Along with skills transfer from key members within the Amecor Group, understudies and staff members are given the opportunity to enhance their skill set through external qualifying programmes, and on-going internal training. The Board endeavors to secure Amecor’s growth through forward planning and sound strategies that will further develop our strengths.
Developments in corporate governance have emphasised the importance of good corporate citizenship and social responsibility. Amecor, together with our Social and Ethics Committee, are committed to maintaining a high standard of ethics while in pursuit of all corporate initiatives. With the support of the Board, Amecor’s Social and Ethics committee ensure that all stakeholders are considered in the Group’s strategy moving forward. Plans forming part of Amecor’s social responsibility initiatives have encompassed the facilitation and upliftment of the Group’s surrounding committees. Initiatives to aid victims of violence have been undertaken as part of Amecor’s strategy to combat crime. The Group has given support to charity organisations such a Life Line, which aim to rehabilitate and empower community victims of crime. Further support has been offered to the children of South Africa with Amecor becoming the official sponsor to local school, Bosmont Primary. Our Social and Ethics Committee endeavour to continue our pursuit of enhancing the social well-being of South Africa. Value adding initiatives to the benefit of stakeholders continue to grow in Amecor pursuit of further development and expansion.
Consideration for the environment plays a major role in Amecor’s ethical code of conduct. Amecor strives to ensure that extensive measures are taken to prevent harm on the environment, and continually emphasises the importance of environmental awareness within all Group subsidiaries. Energy saving initiatives are practiced throughout group on an ongoing basis, using methods such as LED lighting and timed power saving during none operating hours. Each year Amecor Group companies undertake to plant a number of trees on Arbor Day, in an effort to promote environmental awareness, not only within our business operations, but also within the local communities in which we operate.