Bata Publishes its Sustainability Review of 2016
The Bata Life Sustainability Review 2016 complements our online Bata Life web pages – www.batalife.com – which we launched in 2015 and is regularly updated. This Review takes a snapshot of our business today and the steps we are taking toward being a sustainable business. The content covers 2014 and 2015 and, unless otherwise stated, the data relates to the period from 1st January to 31st December 2015.
What we have tried to do in this Review, is set out a framework for reporting, to assist our employees and stakeholders in understanding how we organize and manage the risks and opportunities linked to sustainability issues throughout our value chain. From 2016, we will begin the process of formally assessing our most material issues to manage and report on. We will move to an annual reporting cycle, and we will work towards aligning our disclosures in line with the internationally recognized reporting framework developed by the Global Reporting Initiative.
Looking to 2016 and beyond, we will continue to ensure that sustainability becomes an integral part of Bata’s business strategy, decision-making and disclosures. This will not be about honoring our great heritage and extending our legacy; we recognize that, as a multinational company, we have a broader responsibility to harness our global networks and expertise and the passion of our people to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and climate solutions.
We are pleased to share our progress in this and future reports, and we encourage your feedback on our targets, performance, and opportunities.