Report the process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body.
- Also see Indicator 102-21
The Executive Committee defines the Group’s Sustainability Policy. The GCAD & GHSED recommend the approval of sustainable development issues and are responsible for their implementation.
The GCAD works with business units and functional areas to integrate HELPE’s corporate responsibility principles into business policies, strategies and practices, and brings the voice of external stakeholders into decision-making processes.
The GCAD is accountable for producing an annual corporate responsibility report. To contact members of the Division, please see the CSR Report p. 102.
The Corporate Responsibility Report Working Group
Representatives from business units and functional areas make up the members of the Corporate Responsibility Report Working Group, whose function is to promote the further integration of corporate responsibility into the business. Individual members have been chosen to be active advocates for corporate responsibility within their respective areas. In addition, the members of the working group, who are a diverse selection of employees from all divisions of the company, serve as content experts in their respective areas and work with the GCAD to help set goals and develop metrics that support and measure the Group’s overall corporate responsibility strategy and objectives.
Meetings with senior management are used to define sustainability issues and reach agreement on prioritising objectives, monitoring activities and reporting results.
The Divisions, as appropriate, inform the Chairman of the Board and CEO or Deputy CEO on critical issues, on a case by case basis, as soon as they are identified. The CEO then makes recommendations to the BoD. Moreover, critical issues are communicated through the Board’s deliberations with social partners.