Barloworld’s alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The group considers its alignment with the SDGs and the opportunities and responsibilities they represent for the business. While this process is evolving and the group continues to refine its approach, the matrix below reflects the alignment between the SDGs and; the group's Purpose: Inspiring a world of difference, enabling growth and progress in society, its strategic framework including indicators and aspirational goals; as well as its responsible citizenship programme. In many instances, although there may not be an explicit or direct alignment, the consequences or indirect impact of Barloworld’s approach may positively impact an SDG. The matrix also indicates where these issues are covered in Barloworld’s GRI responses and their links to its other publically available 2018 integrated reporting.

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Barloworld's approach

Addressed

Goup policy

Strategic framework and
Business model

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards

Code of Ethics

Worldwide Code of Conduct

Strategic objectives
and responsible
citizenship programme

Aspirational group 2020 targets


Strategic objectives and
Sustainable development targets

Aspect: Disclosure on  Management Approach

Disclosure(s)

SDG1

 

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Directly
  • Indirectly
 
  • Drive profitable growth
  • Corporate Social Investment (CSI) spend (1% Net profit ater tax (NPAT))
  • Strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Employment
  • Local communities

SDG2

 

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • Directly
  • Indirectly
 
  • Responsible citizenship programme
 
  • Strategy
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Local communities
  • Occupational health and safety

SDG3

 

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • Directly
  • Indirectly
 
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Instill a high performance culture
  • Zero work-related fatalities
  • LTIFR ≤ 0.5
  • Strategy
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Customer health and safety

SDG4

 

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Directly
  • Obey the law
  • Be fair
  • Instill a high performance culture
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Total training spend per employee (≥R8 000)
  • Corporate Social Investment (CSI) spend (1% Net profit ater tax (NPAT))
  • Strategy
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Training and education
  • Local communities

SDG5

 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Directly
  • Obey the law
  • Respect others
  • Be fair
  • Instill a high performance culture
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • % Women of total headcount (≥35%)
  • % Women in middle management level and above (≥40%)
  • Strategy
  • Training and education
  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • Non-discrimination

SDG6

 

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Directly
  • Obey the law
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Water (municipal sources): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Corporate Social Investment (CSI) spend (1% Net profit ater tax (NPAT))
  • Strategy
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Water
  • Effluents and waste
  • Local communities

SDG7

 

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Directly
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Non-renewable energy: 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Renewable energy: 2 000 MWh or more of renewable energy by end 2020
  • Corporate Social Investment (CSI) spend (1% Net profit ater tax (NPAT))
  • Strategy
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Energy
  • Local communities

SDG8

 

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Directly
  • Be fair
  • Instill a high performance culture
  • Drive profitable growth
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Zero work-related fatalities
  • LTIFR ≤ 0.5
  • Total training spend per employee (≥R8 000)
  • Double the intrinsic value of our business every four years
  • Strategy
  • Economic performance
  • Market presence
  • Indirect economic impact
  • Procurement practices
  • Employment

SDG9

 

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Directly
  • Obey the law
  • Respect others
  • Be fair
  • Instill a high performance culture
  • Drive profitable growth
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Zero work-related fatalities
  • LTIFR ≤ 0.5
  • % Women of total headcount (≥35%)
  • % Women in middle management level and above (≥40%)
  • % AIC employees of total headcount (≥75%)
  • % AIC employees in middle management level and above (≥50%)
  • Non-renewable energy: 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)(Scope 1 and 2): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Water (municipal sources): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Renewable energy: 2 000 MWh or more of renewable energy by end 2020
  • 100% of solid and liquid waste disposed through formal waste disposal service providers
  • Organisational profile
  • Strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Market presence
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Procurement practices
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Overall (Environmental)
  • Employment
  • Training and education

SDG10

 

Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • Directly
  • Obey the law
  • Respect others
  • Be fair
  • Instill a high performance culture
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • % AIC employees of total headcount (≥75%)
  • % AIC employees in middle management level and above (≥50%)
  • % Women of total headcount (≥35%)
  • % Women in middle management level and above (≥40%)
  • Strategy
  • Market presence
  • Training and education
  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • Non-discrimination
  • Human rights assessments

SDG11

 

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Directly
  • Indirectly
  • Protect the environment
  • Drive profitable growth
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Zero work-related fatalities
  • LTIFR ≤ 0.5
  • Non-renewable energy: 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)(Scope 1 and 2): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Water (municipal sources): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Renewable energy: 2 000 MWh or more of renewable energy by end 2020
  • 100% of solid and liquid waste disposed through formal waste disposal service providers
  • Strategy
  • Economic performance
  • Market presence
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Emissions
  • Effluents and waste
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Customer health and safety
  • Employment

SDG12

 

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Directly
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Non-renewable energy: 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Water (municipal sources): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Renewable energy: 2 000 MWh or more of renewable energy by end 2020
  • 100% of solid and liquid waste disposed through formal waste disposal service providers
  • Strategy
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Effluents and waste
  • Local communities

SDG13

 

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Directly
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)(Scope 1 and 2): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Strategy
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Emissions

SDG14

 

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Indirectly
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Water (municipal sources): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Strategy
  • Water
  • Effluents and waste

SDG15

 

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

  • Directly
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
  • Non-renewable energy: 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)(Scope 1 and 2): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Water (municipal sources): 10% efficiency improvement by end 2020 off a 2015 baseline
  • Renewable energy: 2 000 MWh or more of renewable energy by end 2020
  • 100% of solid and liquid waste disposed through formal waste disposal service providers
  • Organisational profile
  • Strategy
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Emissions
  • Effluents and waste

SDG16

 

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

  • Directly
  • Obey the law
  • Respect others
  • Be fair
  • Responsible citizenship programme
 
  • Organisational profile
  • Strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Non-discrimination
  • Indirect economic impacts

SDG17

 

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

  • Directly
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible citizenship programme
 
  • Organisational profile
  • Strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Indirect economic impacts
  • Local communities