Sustainable Development Policy

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In our operations:

We will meet or exceed all legal requirements and:

  • Safeguard the health and safety of all our stakeholders as far as is reasonably practicable in all our operations.
  • 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 environment are identified, mitigated and appropriately managed.
  • Strive to be the employer of choice by providing an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and with respect and can realize their full potential.
  • Favour suppliers and contractors who promote sustainable development and encourage the responsible use of our products and services by our customers and consumers.
  • Promote good relationships with the communities of which we are a part and enhance their capabilities while respecting people’s culture and heritage.


We adopt this policy because:

  • Sustainable development encompasses our dedication towards health & safety, the environment, employment, business partnerships and community matters.
  • Long-term value creation for our shareholders depends on the sustainable development of our businesses and the communities in which we operate.
  • We wish to excel as corporate citizens.


Making it happen:

  • We will exercise industry leadership working with others to promote sustainable development in the industries in which we operate.
  • All of The China Navigation Company’s offices shall apply this policy. 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 it regularly.
  • We will review this policy periodically, having regard in particular to stakeholder dialogues.