At Ansell, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means conducting business ethically and transparently and in ways that produce social, environmental, and economic benefits for communities around the world. In addition to ensuring that it conducts its business ethically and transparently, Ansell is committed to a number of sustainable and practical initiatives that are designed to make a positive and lasting contribution to the markets it serves and the community in general.
Ansell recognizes that its business impacts the community, the environment, and the wider economy. We believe that it is good business to operate in a way that recognizes these impacts and responds to them effectively. Ansell acknowledges the need to consider the risks and opportunities that they present for the Company. The Company is committed to understanding these impacts and ensuring its business minimizes any negative impacts arising from its operations.
Ansell recognizes that economic development needs to be aligned with the health and well-being of people, their communities and the environment. Ansell considers that it is sound business management for a company to address its social and environmental performance as well as economic performance.
In FY14, Ansell undertook an initial gap analysis of its CSR platform, strategy and respective components. Working with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the Company reviewed various components of this program through the various lenses of CSR Strategy, Governance, Business Excellence, Environment, People and Community. These lenses make up dozens of data points and various policy issues. Over the course of FY15, Ansell will work with BSR and other stakeholders to further analyze priorities and identify best practices and areas of opportunity. Leveraging the work of an internal CSR Working Group made up of all the regions, Global Business Units (GBU) and functions, the Company will then review this analysis and identify owners to progress the CSR strategy in the short and long-term.
Working off the momentum in FY14 on developing enhanced processes for product donations, community engagement, tender requests and other initiatives, the Company will continue to build toward centralizing metrics in FY15 and beyond.