OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
The Board of AEEI oversees and drives a strategic approach to sustainability that responds to the interests of all key stakeholders while protecting and creating value. AEEI is aware of and appreciates the evolution of governance and that the Group’s core purpose, business model, performance, risks, opportunities and sustainable development are inseparable elements of the value-creation process. The Board is aware that its responsibility and accountability, in addition to producing solid financial results, include managing the Company’s environmental and social impact, as well as addressing the expectations of stakeholders, including regulators, investors, clients and employees.
AEEI’s business is built on a strong foundation, including its business model, core values and principles. Our products and services are the tangible outputs of our business activities and our social and ethical responsibilities guide our day-to-day activities. All forms of sustainability are extremely important in our strategy and operational activities. AEEI’s goal has always been to provide innovative management solutions to every subsidiary and client while remaining committed to social responsibility. Details of our business model and definitions of our values and principles are set out in our integrated report which can be found online at http://aeei.co.za/integrated-report/
The ultimate responsibility of sustainability rests with the Board and the Board has tasked the social, ethics and transformation committee to manage and monitor sustainability.