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Sasol's governance framework

Sasol is a values-based organisation, committed to high standards of business integrity and ethics. The Board steers and sets the direction of the Group and brings independent, informed and effective judgement and leadership to bear on material decisions reserved for the Board, while ensuring that strategy, risk, performance and sustainable development considerations are effectively integrated and appropriately balanced. 

Areas of focus 

The Board and its committees continue to closely monitor the implementation of Sasol’s legal compliance policies and processes and improve upon them to mitigate the risk of non-compliance with the laws in the various jurisdictions in which we do business. Competition laws, anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, sanction laws, safety, health and environmental laws, identified as key Group legal compliance risk areas, remain our focus. We have implemented risk mitigation controls for each of these areas, aiming to achieve a balanced approach on compliance, by taking into consideration Sasol’s obligations as well as Sasol’s rights. The Board is satisfied that it fulfilled all its duties and obligations in the 2018 financial year. 

We regularly review and benchmark the Group’s governance structures and processes to ensure they support effective and ethical leadership, good corporate citizenship and sustainable development and ensure that they are applied in the best interests of Sasol and our stakeholders. We have the necessary policies and processes in place to ensure that all entities in the Sasol Group adhere to essential Group requirements and governance standards. As a direct or indirect shareholder, Sasol exercises its rights and is involved in the decision-making of its subsidiaries on material matters and the Board is satisfied that its delegation of authority framework contributes to role clarity and effective exercise of authority and responsibilities. 

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