Sustainability is a critical factor in the delivery of Ma’aden’s corporate strategy. Ma'aden approach is inspired by the company's commitment to three driving forces in the world of sustainability:
Saudi Vision 2030
In Saudi Arabia, the government has launched a countrywide initiative to diversify the economy and create jobs. Vision 2030 places great importance on social and environmental care. As a result, there is increasing national regulatory focus on the environmental performance of businesses, health and safety of communities, and growing commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) Principles
These serve as a best-practice framework for sustainable development in the mining and metals industry. Ma’aden has adopted these principles throughout its operations and adopted them as the foundation of Ma'aden's sustainability strategy.
The UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)
The UN’s 17 SDGs are playing a key role in driving the sustainability agenda for governments and businesses worldwide. Ma'aden's sustainability strategy is aligned with seven SDGs (see graphic below) that are strategically important for Ma’aden, the Saudi mining sector, and the Kingdom. The SDGs Ma'aden has adopted are in spheres where Ma’aden is already making significant contributions and has ongoing aspirations.
For more information on Ma’aden’s Sustainability Strategy see our latest Annual Report.