“The events of the past year have made it clear that if Implats is to realise its vision of being the world’s best platinum producing company that delivers superior returns to stakeholders, then we will need to anticipate and be responsive to
societal issues.

The pursuit of sustainable
development and zero harm are
competitive imperatives, and should be
recognised as fundamental elements of a
mining company’s fiduciary

Terence Goodlace
Chief executive officer



Our approach to reporting

Boundary and scope

This report provides information relating to our sustainable development policies, practices, performance and prospects for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, for operations over which we have direct control and for which we set and implement policy and standards.

Materiality and target audience

The report reviews our approach to addressing those social, economic and environmental issues that have a material impact on the long-term success of the business, the sustainability of the economy, environment and the communities in which we operate, or that are important to key stakeholders. While the report is of potential interest to all our existing and prospective stakeholders, it is focused primarily on addressing the interests of socially responsible investment (SRI) analysts and investors, as well as sustainability professionals. Our approach to identifying the issues we regard as being most material to Implats in 2013 is described here.

Reporting standards

Our sustainability reporting criteria has been informed by the G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, Implats' internally developed reporting guidelines, and the Mining Sector Supplement, of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In addition to this report, we have provided a response to some of the criteria of the GRI G4 Guidelines in an online GRI response table as we transition towards the new reporting guidelines. As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we have also used the UNGC's Advanced Level reporting criteria in our communication on progress, and we declare that we meet the 24 advanced criteria.

Independent assurance

Selected performance information has been independently assured by a third-party assurance provider, KPMG. The scope of the assurance, the selected performance information and the independent statement of assurance are provided here.


Please address any queries or comments on this report to: Cindy Mogotsi, Group sustainable development manager. E-mail:

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