Siat carries out its corporate responsibility by taking a long term approach to strategic decision-making that recognizes the interests of its staff, shareholders, business partners, consumers, and the world-wide economies in which it operates.
The Group strongly believes in an environmental responsible management and firmly cares about its social responsibilities.
Siat Group validated several policies clearly defining its strategy and commitments towards the environment, social development, employee protection and respect of the quality demanded by our customers.
Siat values its Human Resources and is committed to ensuring fairness, transparency and consistent treatment of all categories of workers. The company has developed the following policies to communicate its values and expectations to all workers. The company expects all its employees, business partners and associates to adhere to these policies.
Besides Siat’s firm ecological commitment, the Group also cares about its social responsibilities. In the catchment areas of its operations, the company assists communities with education and social infrastructure development such as roads, potable water, electricity, dispensaries and the like.
Our future is turned towards energy mixes and the use of renewable energies.
In recent years, the Siat Group has invested heavily in these fields (see Focus on co-generation).
In 2018, the group was awarded the prize of: "Best International Agricultural Plant – Siat, First Large Scale AD & Biogas Plants in West Africa: A Hope for the Palm Oil Sector", awarded jointly by the World Biogas Association and the United Kingdo's Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA).
Siat firmly believes in environmentally friendly production. For instance, all factory waste of the oil mills is recycled into the plantation or used as fuel to generate green process steam and electricity.
Siat Group has committed to assess all its estates using different tools and creating action plan based on the results of assessment like: High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock Approach (based on HVC RN methodologies), Land Use Change Analysis, New Planting Procedure, GreenHouse Gas calculation (based on RSPO Methods), Social and Environmental assessment (based on RSPO and national regulation when mandatory).
Siat is committed through its policies not to cultivate on fragile soils. This includes conservation areas (such as HCV, HCS, swamp, marshy and riparian areas), peat soils and high organic soils (such as Histosols), fragile and marginal soils (such as sandy soils), and slopes above 20° (to prevent soil erosion).
Every year since 2014, Siat presents in a report the results of the indicators linked to Siat’s social and environmental policies. The consolidation of these results over time enables us to better position the Group within the context of continuous improvement and to link Group performance to the global issues raised in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This report is easy to read and transparent while communicating as much as possible quantified results.