We demonstrate it by helping to alleviate shared social, economic and environmental problems and playing our part in creating a better world.
For example, the effects of global problems like climate change show themselves in different ways and to varying degrees in different locations. At the same time, technology is accelerating the pace of change in many areas of human activity, driving fundamental shifts in consumer trends in our markets. Our corporate strategies provide a framework for regional programs that reflect this fast-moving picture at the same time as addressing local circumstances and needs.
This section aims to give a flavor of material sustainability issues having an impact on our regional business units, and describes some key initiatives and programs supporting our corporate strategies.