Keeping our stakeholders engaged in our transition process and informed on progress are key considerations.
As part of Phase 2, we completed a stakeholder identification and mapping exercise to determine who is likely to be most affected by the transition. Our findings indicate that these include employees, fenceline communities, suppliers and SMMEs.
Sasol is committed, to the extent possible, to mitigate negative socio-economic implications of our decarbonisation plans. Consequently, our just transition programmes will centre on creating alternative economic opportunities and skills development while upholding our principle of following an inclusive engagement process. This engagement process will be ongoing as our transition to a low-carbon economy evolves.
Given the complexity of the challenges we face in South Africa, partnering with our stakeholders is vital for the achievement of a just and equitable transition. A collaborative approach is warranted to achieve the economies of scale needed for meaningful impact. Available funding, skills and capacity within other companies and the public sector to address these challenges are amplified when we collaborate to realise impact beyond the means of individual participants.
We are leveraging partnerships with business formations, state-owned enterprises and private-sector entities. We are actively engaging with the Mpumalanga provincial government to integrate our just transition plans with those of the province.