Report of the Directors
Business Review

Biodiversity

By the nature of our business activities, Johnson Matthey has very little negative impact on the biodiversity of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. We do not have any manufacturing facilities located in areas of significant ecoimportance and we have not identified any major biodiversity issues in our supply chains as we do not source large volumes of naturally derived substances. Consequently, at this stage, we do not consider biodiversity to be amongst the most material issues for our business.

As part of all significant investments and acquisitions, we complete a detailed environmental impact assessment. Over the years, we have managed a number of projects looking at improving biodiversity at our operating sites and in 2012/13, one of our UK facilities commissioned a biodiversity assessment in preparation for construction of a new building. This is considered best practice, particularly if construction is intended to be close to ecologically sensitive areas.