The United Energy Board of Directors has overall responsibility for corporate governance and strategic direction for the business including our performance in sustainability. Working with the executive and senior management, it also helps ensure appropriate policies, procedures and systems are in place to manage risk, optimise business performance and maintain high standards of ethical behaviour and legal compliance.
All business risks, including sustainability related risks, are assessed, prioritized and managed under our internationally certified Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
The material issues and metrics defined by our Sustainability Framework are directly relevant to identified business risks and established policies. This is one of the ways we ensure sustainability related risks are identified, assessed, monitored, managed and reported.
This Sustainability Framework was approved by the Executive Management Team and the UE Board.
The implementation of this framework is led by our Head of Health, Safety and Sustainability in collaboration with executive from across the business through the UE Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Steering Committee. They will conduct an annual review of the materiality assessment, strategic measures and targets, coordinate the reporting on actions executed and results, and inform reporting to the Board ESG Committee on both progress and any recommended updates to our approach.
Enterprise risk management framework
|Catastrophic bushfire||Bushfire Mitigation Policies|
|Business continuity||Business Continuity Management Framework Manual|
|Environmental damage||Environment Policy|
|Health and safety||Health and Safety Policy|
|Information technology||Disaster Recovery Policy|
|IT Security Policy|
|Asset management||Asset Management Policies|
|Asset Maintenance Policies|
|Procurement||Purchasing and Procurement Policy|
|Modern Slavery Statement|
Material issue: Financial, risk and corporate governance
We maintain high standards of governance to monitor compliance with financial, legal and other obligations, and that we meet the expectations of our stakeholders in line with our policies and values.
|Measure||Baseline 2019||Target 2026|
|Board and ESG Committee oversight of risk and compliance framework||5 Board meetings||5 Board meetings and 4 ESG Committee meetings annually|
|Holding our employees accountable to our values and Code of Conduct||Annual performance management process||Annual performance management process|