Human capital management
Sasol’s most important asset is our people. Our business thrives from having access to:
- a diverse, values-driven and skilled leadership team that provides the strategic direction and oversight needed to deliver on our agreed objectives;
- a safe, healthy, engaged and productive workforce, with the required skills, knowledge and experience; and
- appropriately appointed skilled and experienced service providers, who deliver against agreed terms and conditions.
To maintain our ability to deliver value-based growth through our people, we invest significantly in:
- our goal of zero harm and ensuring world-class safety performance through our One Sasol SHE Excellence Approach;
- effectively managing occupational health risks across the workplace and providing an integrated health and wellness approach for all our employees and service providers;
- embedding a values-driven, high-performance culture across the Group that embraces empowered accountability and incentivises
- providing an appropriate employee relations environment that encourages input and involvement; and
- developing diverse, high-performing employees and nurturing future talent, through our various leadership, career and skills development initiatives.
We recognise that, in addition to running our businesses profitably, we have a critical role to play in contributing to the socio-economic development of the communities where we operate, and need to be responsive to the growing and legitimate expectations of our stakeholders and communities.
To create an enabling environment for investment, we strive to integrate the needs of all our key stakeholders into our business process:
- we engage regularly with our fenceline communities and track our social performance indicators through our community scorecards;
- we invest in social investment programmes that focus on investing in education and skills development, community development, small business enablement and environmental protection across our operations globally;
- through our preferential procurement practices and local content requirements, we provide a valuable opportunity to drive social and economic transformation within our sphere of influence; and
- we promote high ethical standards, combat corruption and promote respect for human rights across our activities, by creating awareness of our Code of Ethics, providing an independent whistle-blowing facility, and conducting periodic human rights due diligence reviews of our activities and new business opportunities.
Our mining operations continue to promote social and economic development in their host communities through focused local economic development (LED) projects. Our LED projects have been concluded with the local municipalities as part of their Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) and are included in the Social and Labour Plan (SLP) to 2020. The projects combine identification of community infrastructure needs and development of local black-owned companies. More information is available in the Mining Booklet and Our Approach to our Communities Booklet (links below).
In the following pages you will read more about our approach to safety, occupational health and wellbeing, developing and empowering values-driven, high-performance people, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) initiatives and supply chain, ethical behaviour and human rights.