Our operations rely on a broad range of suppliers, and we enable the growth of existing businesses and the development of new supplier businesses along with the corresponding local economic and social benefits. This is particularly the case in India and Africa, where we have the majority of our operations.
For our customers, who are predominantly large industrial downstream producers, our resources are crucial to their success and growth; we work closely with them on product development and provide additional technical support to ensure they are achieving maximum value from our products.
Although we are primary producers and therefore have limited control over the full lifecycle of our products after they are delivered to our customers, we are committed to the values of product stewardship. This is manifested most directly in our commitment to the highest technological standards and processes and adherence to international commodity trading standards.
In addition to our suppliers and customers, we add value to our industry peers by participating in a range of projects to advance and grow our sector as well as arranging and attending a range of industry forums.