A commitment to sustainability


Sustainability is defined for the people of Seriti as the achievement of our ambition, which requires the empowerment and creation of growth for all our stakeholders.

People

Our people build our legacy


We exist to empower and create growth for all our stakeholders of which our people form an important part. Seriti’s “people” are defined as everybody that is dependent for their livelihood by being employed by the Company or who are employed as a contractor or consultant delivering a service to Seriti.

Our employees in particular are beneficiaries of the Seriti Employee Trusts that own 5% of Seriti’s shares.

Our People Strategy and Policy focus is on attracting, retaining and developing employees in a safe and healthy environment, to meet the strategic and business plan objectives of Seriti in a competent and effective manner.

All of our human resources, safety, health, training, remuneration, transformation and employee relations policies and procedures therefore focus on the achievement of the People Strategy and Policy focus.

Health & Safety

A mindset of zero harm


Safety and Health without compromise represents the Health and Safety Strategy and Policy focus of Seriti.

Our aim is to continually build and instill both a company and industry culture that protects people from harm and improves their health and well-being. To achieve this we will work in partnership with our employees, their families, our contractors, suppliers and the wider community to reinforce the imperative of working safely at all times.

Environment

Dedicated to best practice


We are in the business of extracting and processing natural resources. Doing so unavoidably leads to a disturbance of the land, the consumption of resources and the generation of waste and pollutants.

But it is the way we manage these issues that helps us to achieve our objectives to mine responsibly in South Africa. Our Environmental Strategy and Policy focus is therefore the implementation of global best practice standards, to achieve and surpass basic legal compliance.

As such we will focus on energy savings, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings, water saving, as well as a year-on- year reduction of environmental incidents.

Community

Creating a sustainable legacy for communities


As part of our ambition, which requires growth to the benefit of all stakeholders, our Strategy and Policy focus for Community Sustainability and Development is to involve both our employees and the communities in which we operate in the development of strategies and action plans that will directly lead to empowerment and growth.

Part of achieving the Strategic and Policy focus for Community Sustainability and Development will originate in the Seriti Community Trust that owns 5% of the shares of Seriti. The dividends as well as donations received by this Trust will be used to achieve empowerment and growth in the communities in which we operate.

The other part of achieving the Strategic and Policy focus is based in the compilation and execution of the Social and Labour Plans (SLPs) of the mines we operate. We are committed to the objectives of the SLPs as defined in legislation:

  • To promote employment and advance the social and economic welfare of those who work for us and to uplift all the stakeholders in the communities in which we operate;
  • To contribute to the transformation of our industry; and
  • To ensure that the holders of mining rights contribute to the socio-
    economic development of the communities in which they operate, including major labour sending areas.The SLPs include the following (which are designed to meet the requirements of the Mining Charter):
  • Skills and development objectives and planning
  • Career progression objectives and planning
  • Mentorship plans
  • The internship and bursary plan
  • The employment equity plan
  • Plans to meet agreed local economic development
  • Funding commitments for the plans
SLPs

Social and Labour Plans (SLPs)


Our Social and Labour Plans (SLPs) are compiled to assist in addressing the social and economic impacts that our operations have on surrounding communities as well as those from which migrant labour is drawn.

The aims of our SLPs are:

  • To promote employment and advance the social and economic welfare of those who work for us and to uplift all the stakeholders in the communities in which we operate;
  • To contribute to the transformation of our industry; and
  • To ensure that the holders of mining rights contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities in which they operate, including major labour sending areas.

Our SLPs include the following:

  • The Skills Development Plan
  • Career progression and planning
  • Mentorship plans
  • The internship and bursary plan
  • The employment equity plan
  • Plans to meet the Mining Charter requirements