We believe passionately that business can be a force for positive change. More than that, we believe that businesses have an active obligation to make a positive contribution to society and to minimise any negative impacts on the environment from their operations.
For us at PZ Cussons, this is not something new or unusual – it has been a key part of our culture and of who we are ever since the business was founded in Africa in the 1880s. We have always aimed to make a positive impact on society through the products which we sell, the way in which our products are designed, manufactured and packaged and through the contributions we make to the communities in which we operate.
We do this because we know that it’s the right thing to do but also because we believe that it is Good 4 Business. By forging strong links with our local communities and mutually beneficial relationships with our business partners, by conducting our activities with integrity and responsibility and by helping to conserve the planet’s precious natural resources, we are creating sustainable value for all our stakeholders, now and into the future. We can be confident that this value will endure.
Our Good 4 Business (G4B) approach is at the heart of everything we do. It provides four areas of focus through which we can assess our business and ensure that we are driving sustainable value and growth through our day-to-day decision-making:
- Business Governance & Ethics
- Community and charity
G4B draws on the values and experience which have made PZ Cussons the company it is today. Our ambition is to grow the business while staying true to our authentic family spirit and we are guided by our wish to leave a legacy for the next generation which we can all – shareholders, customers and consumers, business partners, local communities and employees – be proud of.
The Good4Business Committee
The Good4Business Committee is one of the standing committees of the Board. The Committee is chaired by independent Nonexecutive Director John Nicolson and is responsible for agreeing and overseeing a programme of specific G4B activities for each financial year. The Committee is also responsible for ensuring that our G4B principles are reflected in our Group strategy and that the Group’s social, environmental and economic activities are aligned.
PZ is committed to conducting all our activities in accordance with high standard of business conduct.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that sets out specific steps that businesses within the group must take to ensure we are compliant with these standards.