Sasol Limited Sustainability Report 2021 - Book - Page 54
SDG Index, Data and assurance
Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the reported data. We are committed
to transparency and providing appropriate assurance on disclosed data in line with our
SHE and sustainable development (SHE&SD) data management and governance process
The continuous improvement of data quality and accuracy is an ongoing effort. The timeous collection of complete and
accurate SHE&SD data, is important and enables internal and external reporting. This is aimed at communication with our
stakeholders and enables informed SHE&SD governance by accountable leadership.
We use the SAP Sustainability Performance Management (SuPM) module, for collection of key non-financial SHE&SD data
at a plant level. The SAP SuPM system provides us with the capability to meet the data governance requirements set out in
the Sasol Group Procedure for SHE&SD data reporting and ensures data is reviewed, signed-off and approved at appropriate
levels within the business. In addition, we consistently retrain our employees on Group procedure and KPI definitions to
ensure knowledge sharing and a consistent understanding of our sustainability reporting criteria.
The principles outlined in the above mentioned procedure are informed by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and
for the UN Global Compact 21 Advanced Reporting criteria. The procedure is updated as necessary, considering the latest
available standards, to uphold Sasol’s commitment to continuous improvement.
Sasol 2.0 transformation programme - data reconfiguration
The Sasol 2.0 transformation programme necessitated an overhaul of the SAP SuPM system to effectively reflect the new
operating model. This included reallocating the 14 OMEs to the Energy and Chemicals Businesses and the Corporate Centre.
Historical data as reflected by the previous operating model has been reconfigured to facilitate comparable data in the
performance data tables on pages 55 to 59, with explanatory footnotes where applicable. The principles of reallocation of
data pertaining to our Human Capital - our people are based on the movement of Sasol personnel within the organisation.
Data relating to Natural Capital – our environment was reallocated on the basis of operational activity and accountability1.
Stringent measures to maintain data integrity were put in place and a detailed review process was followed.
A combined assurance approach was followed for the 2021 SHE&SD data with the aim to enhance assurance coverage and
effectiveness. Sasol’s Corporate Assurance Services (CAS), ETA Operations (ETA) and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) controls were
leveraged to augment the Deloitte and Touche/Tholisiwe third party SHE&SD data audit. SHE and non-SHE data for 2021
was assured by CAS and Deloitte and Touche/Tholisiwe. The ETA audit focused on GHG emission data for calendar year 2020.
Feedback from these assurance processes is regularly provided to internal governance structures, enabling meaningful
leadership discussions and guidance on our data reporting process, efficacy and optimisation of data integrity.
The businesses maintain external certification including the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001,
14001 and 45001 and third party Responsible Care® verification. SHE regulatory compliance audits are conducted within
the businesses to assist in compliance management and assurance in addition to the Group Compliance programme.
Most of our German operations are ECO Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) validated and our wax operations in
Hamburg, Germany are Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001) certified. Our operations in North America are Responsible
Care®(RCMS) or ISO 14001 (RC14001) certified.
An exception to the philosophy employed in the reallocation of Natural Capital data was the change in the reporting methodology for the Product
meant for External Sale KPI at Secunda Operations.
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