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Human rights

We believe that we have the opportunity to make a positive contribution towards a wide range of human rights goals, whilst at the same time having a responsibility to mitigate the human rights related risks our activities may pose to others.

Meeting our human rights commitments 

Our policy on respecting human rights is incorporated in our Code of Conduct and is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth). Our Code of Conduct outlines the human rights commitments applicable to our people, as well as our stakeholders including our employees, business partners and service providers. We conduct human rights due diligence reviews of new business opportunities with the aim of avoiding adverse human rights impacts on our workforce, service providers and the communities in which we operate. 

We aim to identify and manage human rights-related risks and to remediate any adverse human rights impacts we have caused or to which we have contributed. A risk based approach that includes consideration of human rights and community impact issues is applied towards our projects in line with international standards. Due to the nature, location and scale of our activities the most prevalent human rights issues for Sasol includes the rights of communities near our operations, occupational health and safety, labour conditions, security arrangements and supply chain responsibility.

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