Growth strategy in action

GROWTH

The value of a business is the present value of the future cash flows that can be generated by the assets and other capitals owned or controlled. Accordingly, the only true measure of growth for our business over time is the growth in cash flow.

The capitals that generate these cash flows include physical assets such as property, plant and equipment and employees as well as intangible capitals such as licences, brands, trademarks, technology and systems, supported by adequate financial capital to pursue growth opportunities and underpinned by quality relationships with key stakeholders. Execution of a robust strategy informed by and responding to material risks and opportunities will lead to optimal utilisation of capitals and generation of cash flows and ultimately value.

Growth in cash flow over time is generated through the optimal operation of the group’s capitals (organic growth) and building the tangible and intangible asset base of the group through developing and acquiring new businesses (inorganic growth). It is only with sustainable and growing cash flows that a business can hope to create value for the organisation, its stakeholders and society and thereby achieve a multitude of additional benefits such as increased levels of employment and meaningful social contributions.

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