Streamlining sustainability indicators
Anglo American plc, a British multinational mining company with headquarters in London, reached out to Corporate Citizenship for help in establishing a lean set of indicators across their Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) disciplines, in order to meet the needs of a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders and inform the customisation of their new sustainable performance management platform.
Corporate Citizenship built a data map tool that identified a hierarchy of metrics and how they were used to satisfy internal, strategic management requirements alongside external reporting requirements. The development of the data map tool was informed by a series of internal interviews with SHE experts.
The results of this exercise identified several SHE discipline revisions for Anglo American, including surplus indicators for deletion, identification of missing indicators and suggested new indicators required to address internal or external reporting gaps. Anglo American now has a justified suite of SHE indicators with all cross-relationships and functions fully understood, and all internal and external requirements met.