CREATING CUSTOMER WEALTH BY LEVERAGING KNOWLEDGE
About this report
Omnia Holdings Limited (“Omnia” or “the Group”) is an integrated business. The three divisions work together to ensure the responsible, efficient use of resources in a sustainable manner.
In addition, the Group considers its impact on the world in which it operates – not only does Omnia try to limit its consumption of materials and resources used in the manufacturing process, but it also works to create products that make a difference. The Group’s intellectual capital and technology enable the production of products and services that will continue to meet customers’ needs well into the future. Omnia remains focused on critical issues such as secure food supply, clean water and safer mining, which allows the Group to make a difference in today’s world today and tomorrow’s.
With this in mind, Omnia has for the first time, prepared this sustainable development report for its integrated business. Each year, Omnia’s reporting has evolved through practice, considering feedback, to improve the standard of reporting. Through this report Omnia aims to share and elaborate on the details of its three divisions individually and collectively as a Group. Guided by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), King III and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Omnia describes its activities during the period under review as well as its plan for the coming year and how Omnia intends to remain a sustainable business over the long term.
This report covers the three business divisions – Agriculture, Mining and Chemicals – which collectively have a physical presence in 23 countries of which, 18 are on the African continent, including South Africa. The Group’s main production facilities and corporate office are based in South Africa. While this report focuses on the financial year, from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, it also includes historical information and forward-looking statements, which provide context in respect of the Group’s strategy and operations.
The information presented in this sustainable development report originated from our various operations prior to its being integrated at divisional and Group level.
In line with IIRC guidelines, Omnia has also prepared our integrated annual report 2016.
BOARD RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
The Omnia board of directors (the board) acknowledges its responsibility to ensure the accuracy of the sustainable development report for the 2016 financial year. Accordingly, the board has applied its collective expertise to this report and, in its opinion, this report addresses all material issues and presents an integrated and accurate view of Omnia’s performance for the year under review. This sustainable development report has been prepared in accordance with the recommendations of principle 9.1 of the King III Code and the guidelines of the GRI 4 and IIRC, to the fullest extent that the Group’s management policies and procedures presently enable.
Omnia is as a signatory to the Responsible Care® initiative, and is committed to the safe, responsible and sustainable operation of its business activities.
The Group continues to integrate economic development, environmental quality and social equity into its business practices, to constantly improve performance in a sustainable manner.
2016 Suite of reports
Notice of meeting
Shareholders are invited to attend the 49th Omnia Holdings Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, 22 September 2016 at our office in Bryanston, Johannesburg.