Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Group Chairman and CEO
“We are committed to being world leaders in sustainability. It is as important to us commercially as it is to the societies in which we operate. As a major global employer we know we can play a significant role in improving people’s lives, strengthening their communities, and protecting their environment.
This is what sustainability is all about, and it is a responsibility we take seriously.
I am proud of the significant progress we have made – not only through our corporate efforts but also from the huge contribution made by our teams across the world.
Our World, Our Future has created a platform for our people to get involved, move forward and make a big difference in the communities in which they live and work.
Sustainability is for the long term and I look forward to the next chapter.
In 2018, we launched two new pillars building on our commitments and using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our framework to find innovative solution to issues.”
We are investing in our business around the world, driving best practice, innovating and measuring progress, always seeking to do more. This year we are focusing on two key issues: Oceans and Women’s Empowerment.
Our business depends on the sea, it is the artery of global trade and its well-being is key to our future. More than ever before, the state of our Oceans are being highlighted by the world’s media. So we have selected Oceans as an issue to highlight their importance to us all and to join hands with partners to focus attention on them.
Women’s empowerment helps create a diverse working culture that adapts to change. So we are partnering with leading organisations and local communities to support women in their right to education, employment and health. By investing in our people and communities we are again playing our part to advocate on these issues.