Remgro recognises that the operations of its various subsidiaries impact the environment while, at the same time, these operations are dependent on critical environmental resources such as potable water, fertile soil and clean air. It also acknowledges that climate change and environmental degradation pose a risk to areas of Remgro’s operations, while increased consumer awareness and changing demand for goods with low environmental impact can provide opportunities to explore and capture new markets. Hence, Remgro continuously analyses its impact on the environment, its response to changing environmental realities and the pursuit of new opportunities that might arise as a result of responsible environmental management. Of priority is a focus in all subsidiaries on issues relating to carbon emissions, energy, water and waste management.
In order to manage its impact on the environment, Remgro has implemented an Environmental Management Policy (the Policy). The Policy includes Remgro Management Services Limited (RMS – its service company), RCL Foods and Wispeco. The Remgro Board is ultimately responsible for the implementation of the Policy, but has delegated its responsibilities to the Risk and IT Governance Committee who is responsible to review and recommend the approval of environmental procedures implemented and maintained by RMS. With regard to RCL Foods and Wispeco, it is the responsibility of Remgro’s representatives on the boards of these companies to obtain assurance regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of its respective environmental management processes.
Further details regarding Remgro’s initiatives to minimise its impact on the environment is presented in the detailed Sustainable Development Report.
We welcome any feedback on Remgro’s sustainable development practices and this report. In this regard please contact:
The Company Secretary
Tel: +27 (0)21 888 3311, Fax: +27 (0)86 581 0061
Postal address: PO Box 456, Stellenbosch 7599