Sustainability

RBPlat has an integrated approach to managing sustainability. We are committed to achieving sustainability through balancing our aspirations for a prosperous mining business with responsibility and accountability for our impact on the natural environment, society and the broader economic environment.

The wellbeing of our business depends on the safe, cost-effective and profitable extraction of platinum group metals (PGMs) over the life of the resource, with due consideration for the needs and expectations of all our stakeholders

RBPlat has an integrated approach to managing sustainability. We are committed to achieving sustainability through balancing our aspirations for a prosperous mining business with responsibility and accountability for our impact on the natural environment, society and the broader economic environment

Our mission, vision and values provide the fundamentals for our approach to our framework for sustainability. Our Board regularly monitors and assesses our sustainability performance against key performance indicators for the following sustainability objectives, which are aligned with the six capitals.

REPORTING FRAMEWORKS

Our integrated reporting process provides our stakeholders with a balanced and holistic view each financial year of our economic, social and environmental performance. We strive to provide balanced reporting, sharing a view of both challenges and successes.

Our reporting is based on the issues we have identified through our materiality process, which identifies the risks and opportunities RBPlat and its stakeholders see as being most material. We review our materiality process every year with the aim of continually improving it. This process is approved by our Board.

The material issues are prioritised and reviewed every year and changes made, if necessary, in terms of:

  • their possible financial impact on our business
  • the degree to which they affect our stakeholders and ourselves
  • the extent to which an issue is likely to grow in significance and impact our business in the future
  • business opportunities issues present
  • level of risks they present
  • impact on the 6 capitals
  • reputational impact.

Our reporting standards comply to the South African Companies Act 2008 and the JSE Listing Requirements. We are guided by the International Integrated Reporting Framework in how we report and structure our reporting, apply and explain King IV, the South African Code for the Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (SAMREC), and are guided by the GRI G4 guidelines.

CARBON DISCLOSURE PROGRAMME (CDP)

As part of our commitment to environmental management, we voluntarily participate and submit annually the Water Disclosure Project and Climate Change Disclosure Project to CDP, an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. We have twice been awarded an A grade by the CDP for our efforts to manage water more sustainably.

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT (UNGC)

RBPlat is a signatory to the UNGC and supports the 10 principles of the Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

We produce a Communication of Progress (COP) report against the UNGC ten principles annually. Our Integrated Report also forms part of our COP to the UNGC.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)

RBPlat supports the SDGs. There are 17 SDGs intended to transform our world, ending poverty, fighting inequality, injustice and confronting climate change.

We have prioritised them based on our organisation's focus and have defined three levels of contribution (Main focus, direct contribution and indirect contribution) as defined by the United Nations for the 2015 – 2030 period.

  • Our main focus SDGs
  • Direct Contribution
  • Indirect Contribution

Our main focus SDGs

SDG 3 Good health and wellbeing SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth SDG12 Responsible consumption and production SDG 13 Climate Action

Direct Contribution

SDG 1 No Poverty SDG 4 Quality education SDG 5 Gender equality SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

Indirect Contribution

SDG 2 Zero SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure SDG 10 Reduced inequalities SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities SDG 14 Life below water SDG 15 Life on land SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals