About this report

Report boundary and audience

This report reviews Tiger Brands’ environmental, social and governance performance for the period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020. It covers issues of particular interest to stakeholders in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of our operations, including our shareholders, employees, local communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), investors, customers, partners, suppliers and government.

This supplementary sustainability report is provided in an online format, allowing readers to access specific focus areas or download it as a PDF. The report should be read in conjunction with our primary integrated annual report (IR) and our annual financial statements (AFS), published on our website, www.tigerbrands.com. The report covers the activities of all our operations in South Africa, as well as those in Cameroon, for most indicators such as people, safety and environment. We do not report on our associates. The environmental, safety and health data for the Value Added Meat Products (VAMP) business are included in this sustainability report.

Combined assurance

We use a combined assurance model to coordinate assurance obtained from management, internal and external assurance providers (see page 2 of the integrated annual report). We are still in the process of implementing a centralised data management system, therefore there has been no comprehensive external assurance of non-financial data in this report. Selected external assurance has been done on greenhouse gases and is available on our website, www.tigerbrands.com. Once the data management system is in place and mature, external assurance on selected key performance indicators will be performed. For this report, assurance is limited to sign-off by chief officers for sections under their control.

Directors’ responsibility

The Tiger Brands board, supported by the social, ethics and transformation (SET) committee, has overall accountability for this report. The board collectively reviewed the content of this report and confirms that it addresses our material issues and is a balanced and appropriate presentation of the sustainability performance of the group. The board approved this report on 19 November 2020. Assisted by a dedicated reporting team, the committee signed off on the content of the report.

Reporting framework

The reporting process for all our publications is guided by the principles and requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the International Integrated Reporting Council’s framework (IIRC <IR> Framework), GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, the King Code on Corporate Governance 2016 (King IV™*), JSE Listings Requirements and the Companies Act 71 2008.

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Board approval

As a board, we have applied our collective mind to the preparation and presentation of the information in this report. We believe that the report addresses all material matters and that it presents a balanced and fair account of Tiger Brands’ performance for the financial year ended 30 September 2020, as well as an accurate reflection of our strategic commitments. On the advice of the audit committee, the board approved the sustainability report on 19 November 2020.

Khotso Mokhele
Emma Mashilwane
Chair of audit committee
Noel Doyle

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN SDGs set a long-term agenda to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. In fulfilling our core purpose – to nourish and nurture more lives every day – Tiger Brands is committed to playing its role in delivering on these goals. As part of our strategic pillar on Sustainable Future, we have developed a set of commitments and targets relating to three key focus areas: health and nutrition, enhanced livelihoods and environmental stewardship. In meeting these commitments and targets we believe we will provide a meaningful contribution to the following eleven SDGs:




Supporting global initiatives

Tiger Brands takes a collaborative approach to sustainability issues by actively engaging with various forums: