In the year when we have celebrated the 25th anniversary of Dechra, we are proud to be publishing our inaugura standalone Sustainability Report. This sets out the progress we have made so far and our ambitions for the future as we position ourselves for sustainable long term growth.
Effective engagement drives sustainable value for all of our stakeholders
Engagement with stakeholders is a vital component of our long term sustainability and success. We have identified six key internal and external stakeholder groups that we believe are important to engage with regularly to continue to make Dechra successful: people, veterinary professionals, shareholders, suppliers, communities and regulatory authorities.
In spring 2022, we conducted a materiality assessment to identify the most important sustainability topics to us as a business and to our stakeholders.
The results of the assessment will shape our sustainability strategy, drive our engagement with stakeholders and help us prioritise areas of focus, target setting and guide our reporting and disclosure moving forward.
Our sustainability strategy is designed to respond to key macro environmental, social and ethical topics, whist retaining a core element of improving animal health and welfare globally.
Paul Sandland - Chief Financial Officer
Strong Governance and clear lines of accountability support the delivery of sustainable outcomes for us and our stakeholders
The Board takes ultimate responsibility for the Group’s sustainability strategy and is committed to developing and implementing appropriate policies that create and maintain long term value for shareholders. Paul Sandland, Chief Financial Officer, is the Executive Director responsible for ESG, and Carina Kjellberg was appointed as the Group Sustainability Director in March 2021.