About Sustainability at Ampol
About Sustainability at Ampol
We are committed to making sustainability an integral part of our culture and shaping our strategy to deliver long-term value for our shareholders, customers and the community.
Our approach involves making sustainability core to decision-making at all levels in our business and in a way that balances environmental, social and governance aspects with broader strategic objectives.
Our Approach to Sustainability
We have developed a sustainability strategy which informs and is an integral part of our broader corporate strategy. Our sustainability strategy has four key pillars:
- Safe and responsible business
- Continuous improvement and optimisation of assets
- Contribution to the Australian economy and communities
- Transition to a low carbon future
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Ampol is a proud to be independently Australian, we are committed to positively contributing to Australian communities and using our network and people to improve the lives of all Australians in additions to delivering our company purpose, Powering better journeys, today and tomorrow. Ampol delivers this through the Ampol Foundation and many community partnerships.
Climate change and our low carbon future
We accept the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment of climate change science and the importance of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
We acknowledge that coupled with the requirement to supply safe, affordable and reliable transport fuels to our customers, climate change presents both risks and opportunities for Ampol.
Ampol supports measures to reduce emissions and is committed to playing a role in the transition to a low carbon future.
This includes initiatives that support the achievement of Paris Agreement goals and efforts to achieve global net zero emissions no later than 2050.
Respecting human rights
As Australia’s leading transport fuels provider, with more than 8,000 employees, over 4,000 suppliers and three million weekly retail customers, we believe we have a responsibility to respect and advance human rights in our sphere of influence.
We take obligations to address modern slavery risks in our sphere of influence seriously and are pleased to release our first Modern Slavery Statement, outlining our approach to identifying and addressing the these risks.
A culture of operational excellence
We place the highest priority on our workforce, customers and communities in which we operate. We are committed to responsible management practices that minimise any adverse health, safety or environmental impacts and enhance activities, products and services. At Ampol, operational excellence is the pursuit of continuous improvement in safety, health, environment, security, resilience, reliability and product quality performance. The Ampol Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS) provides a framework that supports the effective management of these risks and is a consistent and structured approach to how we achieve and sustain operational excellence. Through application of our OEMS, we work to understand the risks and hazards posed by our business operations, implement appropriate controls to eliminate or minimise risk, and then provide assurance that the controls we put in place are working.
At the core of the OEMS are 21 elements, these elements set the minimum expectations for managing operational excellence at Ampol. The OEMS elements are organised into management system elements and risk based key control elements. The elements are sequenced to align with the Plan-Do-Check-Action (PDCA) cycle.
The OEMS integrates these minimum expectations and required behaviours into the way we work.
Quality management and continuous improvement is integrated within the OEMS. Our OEMS ensures that control measures adopted for the management of risks continue to remain reliable and effective. It also ensures that the results of performance monitoring are acted upon and used for continuous improvement.