We seek to operate our business in the most environmentally responsible manner possible.
The diversity and beauty of the environments in which we operate and live are daily reminders of the value of protecting the environment.
To do so, we not only operate in compliance with all environmental regulations, but strive to lead the development of industry best practice standards in all of our operations in order to fulfill our commitment of pursuing Best-in-Class HSE and Sustainable Development.
Our Board of Directors maintains oversight in this area through its HSE Committee, which has regular and direct communications with our Executive and leadership teams.
We also assess and actively participate in policy development in several regulatory theaters across our operations. In France, for example, we are a member of the Regional Water Basin Committee in the Ambès region – one of only six water basin committees in the entire country. In 2014, our Ambès superintendent was elected to the committee for a six-year term. The committee brings together both private and public stakeholders to discuss and define the main priorities of the region’s water policy and the protection of its natural aquatic environments. The committee was responsible for the creation of a master plan for water development and management (SDAGE), and is often referred to as the “Water Parliament” of the basin. G4-16