Sustainable Development Policy


We adopt this policy because:

We aim to create long term value for our shareholders. Achieving this depends on the sustainable development of our businesses and the communities in which we operate.

To achieve sustainable development, we aim:

  • To achieve net zero impact on the environment;
  • To cause zero harm to our stakeholder communities and assets under our stewardship;
  • To excel as corporate citizens.


Industry leadership: We aim to be leaders in sustainable development in the industries in which we operate.

In our operations: We will:

  • Be a good steward of the natural resources and biodiversity under our influence and ensure that all potential adverse impacts of our operations on the environmentare identified, mitigated where possible and appropriately managed.
  • Do our best to safeguard the health and safety of all our stakeholders.
  • Provide an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and with respect and can realise their full potential.
  • Encourage suppliers and contractors to promote sustainable development.
  • Encourage the responsible use of our products and services by our customers and consumers.
  • Bring value to the communities of which we are a part and enhance their capabilities while respecting people’s culture and heritage.

Making it happen:

  • All companies in which The China Navigation Company has a controlling interest will have action plans for applying this policy in a way which is relevant to their business. We will encourage other companies in which we have an interest as a shareholder or through our supply chain to implement similar policies.
  • We will encourage and empower our staff to be proactive on sustainable development matters both at work and in the community.
  • We will monitor our performance and report regularly.
  • We will review this policy periodically, having regards in particular to stakeholder dialogues.

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