Our Mission is to deliver sustainable value for all stakeholders by operating in a safe and responsible manner and having a positive impact on local communities. We will do this by taking advantage of both organic and external growth opportunities while continually improving our standards through a commitment to safe operations, employee learning and social and environmental stewardship.
We believe that superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) management is the key component of delivering long-term value and business resiliency. As a growing company, we want to manage ESG issues responsibly and transparently. This means empowering our people to continuously evolve and innovate, maintain an accountable and transparent health and safety culture, create shared and mutually beneficial relationships with our local communities and minimize our impact on the environment.
ESG plays a crucial role in how we make decisions, manage risks and create value. Our material issues are structured around our four strategic pillars of action:
Operate with excellence and integrity
Discovery’s Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of our Company’s business and seeks to ensure that we conduct our business with high standards and integrity. The Board provides strategic direction, establishes and reviews corporate policies, oversees management decisions, reviews the adequacy of our systems and internal controls, and monitors the implementation of our policies. Discovery has established a strong governance structure and has a number of Board committees in place to ensure proper oversight.
Provide a safe, healthy and respectful workplace and environment
Our goal is to have no work-related injuries. We want every individual to go home safely, and we all strive to work towards this goal. We are continuously improving our health and safety performance across our organization and are led by our Health and Safety Policy. Our people are one of our greatest assets. We are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse and supportive work environment. Our approach to our workforce is guided by our Human Rights and Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and the Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy.
Provide long-term socio-economic benefits to the communities in which we operate
We strive to be a company that communicates openly and transparently, listens and is responsive to local interests and concerns. We aim to support local communities, paying special attention to visible minorities and economically vulnerable groups identified through our social baseline study. Our Human Rights and Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and the Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy underpin our approach. The Country Manager of Mexico is responsible for community engagement and works with property owners to meaningfully understand and resolve interests and concerns. We also conduct social studies to understand our potential community impacts.
Protect the environment
We strive to manage the impacts of our operations on the land, water and air. Meeting the expectations of governments and regulators and the communities where we operate is critical to sustaining strong and trusting relationships and maintaining our social license to operate. We strive to ensure full compliance with environmental laws, regulations and standards. We aim to prevent, minimize, mitigate and/or where appropriate, remediate our impacts on the environment, informed by science and leading practices. Our Country Manager has oversight of our environmental performance and is supported by our Sustainability Manager.