Our aim is to build the strongest and healthiest diversified retail group with the best long-term prospects on the continent of Africa. We believe that being socially and environmentally responsible and committed to practising good governance is fundamental to fulfilling this aim and creating long-term stakeholder value. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all UN member states in 2016, are an urgent call to action by all countries and all stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of these 17 goals by 2030.
We have focused our efforts on 14 goals that cover areas to which we believe we can make the most meaningful contribution. Our contribution towards the 14 goals below is covered in the remainder of this section.