Data and Assurance
Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the data. We recognise that some data may be subject to uncertainty relating, for example, to different interpretations of the internal reporting guidelines, and possible human error in recording and submitting data.
The improvement of data quality and accuracy is receiving ongoing attention. Two years ago we implemented a Global Data Management System (SAP Sustainability Performance Management (SuPM)), for key SHE non-financial performance indicators. This system aims at ensuring the appropriate governance of this data collection process and assists in the assurance of the data collected. It also provides for the appropriate approval of data at source level.
In addition, we continuously retrain on Group procedures and key performance indicator definitions. The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Vice Presidents and Executive SHE committee have regular discussions on reporting process effectiveness and assurance of data quality issues. We have formalised and follow an internal review process of group-wide SHE&SD data and have initiated a Technical Working Group to address this. Selected SHE & Sustainable Development (SHE&SD) data reporting processes have been integrated into the scope of second party audits; Sasol Assurance Services (SAS) has completed audits on non-financial, non-SHE sustainability data, and Indyebo Inc. together with PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (PwC) have completed our annual external SHE&SD data assurance. SAS also provides an overall assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the combined assurance landscape related to data integrity. In parallel, the Sasol governance team continues to review and implement controls and testing of this reporting process.
The Sasol SHE assurance sub-function within the Group SHE Function manages the external certification process for our operations. These include the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 certification, SHE regulatory compliance audits and third party Responsible Care® verification audits. Operations which require ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification have achieved certification, while most of our German operations are Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) or ISO 50001 validated. All of North American operations are Responsible Care® (RCMS) and ISO 14001 (RC14001) certified.
Our sustainability reporting follows the GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards, including the GRI’s Mining & Metals and Oil & Gas sector supplements. We apply the reporting criteria of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and meet the 21 advanced criteria. We provide a detailed GRI table and a UNGC Communication on Progress at www.sasol.com, along with references to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
|For more information refer to our UNGC CDP on www.sasol.com|