Listening to, communicating with and working together with our stakeholders is an important enabler of positive change. It helps us understand global developments, challenges and market expectations to identify potential opportunities and principal risks for our business. Engaging with our stakeholders also helps us promote transparency and build strong, trusting relationships.
Multi-stakeholder partnerships are key to how we address global challenges. Given the scale and nature of the challenges we face, it’s only by working together that we will achieve the impact, innovation and scale necessary to bring about change. We work closely with others to build a common understanding of sustainability issues (both challenges and the opportunities) and to maximise the shared value we create.
Our key stakeholders include employees, customers, communities, industry associations and NGOs, investors, governments and regulators, research institutions and academia, as well as suppliers and contractors.
For a full list of our stakeholders and how we engage with them, please see page 131 of our online Sustainable Development report 2018.