Integrated Annual Report 2014

Reporting in line with GRI

Sibanye has adopted the G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in preparing this report, and reports “in accordance” with the core option, including the GRI’s G4 Mining and Metals Sector Supplement, to communicate the Group’s economic, environmental, and social and governance impacts.

Certain non-financial key performance indicators within this report have been assured by KPMG Services, and are presented in the Independent Assurance Report in the Sibanye Gold Integrated Annual Report 2014. Key sustainability performance data selected by Sibanye for assurance by KPMG Services can be found under Assured Data.

General standard disclosures
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Strategy and analysis
G4-1: Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation (such as CEO, chair or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and the organisation’s strategy for addressing sustainability Chief Executive’s report
G4-2: Provide a description of key impacts, risks and opportunities External context
Business overview
Perspective from the Chair
Chief Executive’s report
Managing risk, identifying opportunities
Engaging with stakeholders
Material issues
Financial capital
Human capital
Manufactured capital and Intellectual capital
Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Statement of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves
Accountability
Annual financial statements
Organisational profile
G4-3: Report the name of the organisation Throughout this report
G4-4: Report the primary brands, products and services Group profile
Business overview
Perspective from the Chair
Chief Executive’s report
CFO’s report
Human capital
Manufactured capital and Intellectual capital
Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Accountability
G4-5: Report the location of the organisation’s headquarters Group profile
Administration and corporate information
G4-6: Report the number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries where either the organisation has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report Group profile
G4-7: Report the nature of ownership and legal form Group profile
Annual financial statements
G4-8: Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries) Group profile
Annual financial statements
G4-9: Report the scale of the organisation, including:
  • Total number of employees
  • Total number of operations
  • Net sales (for private sector organisations) or net revenues (for public sector organisations)
  • Total capitalisation broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organisations)
  • Quantity of products or services provided
Group profile
Business overview
Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
CFO’s report
Financial capital
Manufactured capital and Intellectual capital
Annual financial statements
G4-10:
  1. Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender
  2. Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type
    and gender
  3. Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and
    by gender
  4. Report the total workforce by region and gender
  5. Report whether a substantial portion of the organisation’s work is performed by workers who are legally recognised as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors
  6. Report any significant variations in employment numbers
Business overview
Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
External context
Perspective from the Chair
Chief Executive’s report
Human capital
Corporate governance report
G4-11: Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements External context
Chief Executive’s report
Human capital
Annual financial statements
G4-12: Describe the organisation’s supply chain Financial capital
Annual financial statements
G4-13: Report any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organisation’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including:
  • Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
  • Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organisations)
  • Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination
Throughout this report
G4-15: List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or which it endorses Guide to our 2014 reports
External context
Chief Executive’s report
Financial capital
Corporate governance report
Annual financial statements
G4-16: List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organisations in which the organisation:
  • Holds a position on the governance body
  • Participates in projects or committees
  • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
  • Views membership as strategic
External context
Engaging with stakeholders
Manufactured capital and Intellectual capital
Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Annual financial statements
Identified material aspects and boundaries
G4-17:
  1. List all entities included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents
  2. Report whether any entity included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report
Annual financial statements
G4-18:
  1. Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries
  2. Explain how the organisation has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content
Guide to our 2014 reports
Material issues
G4-19: List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content Guide to our 2014 reports
Material issues
G4-20: For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organisation, as follows:
  • Report whether the Aspect is material within the organisation
  • If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organisation (as described in G4-17), select one of the following two approaches and report either:
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material or
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organisation
Guide to our 2014 reports
Material issues
G4-21: For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation, as follows:
  • Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organisation
  • If the Aspect is material outside of the organisation, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material, and describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation
Guide to our 2014 reports
G4-22: Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports and the reasons for such restatements Objectives
Natural capital
Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Supplement to the Integrated Annual Report 2014
G4-23: Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries Material issues
Stakeholder engagement
G4-24: Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation Engaging with stakeholders
Natural capital
G4-25: Report the basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage Engaging with stakeholders
Natural capital
G4-26: Report the organisation’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process Engaging with stakeholders
Natural capital
G4-27: Report key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting, and report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Report profile
G4-28: Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided Guide to our 2014 reports
G4-29: Date of most recent previous report Guide to our 2014 reports
G4-30: Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial) Throughout this report
G4-31: Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents Guide to our 2014 reports
G4-32: a. Report the “in accordance” option the organisation has chosen GRI content index
G4-33:
  1. Report the organisation’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
  2. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, report the scope and basis of any external assurance provided
  3. Report the relationship between the organisation and the assurance providers
  4. Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organisation’s sustainability report
Guide to our 2014 reports
Independent Assurance Report
Report of the Audit Committee
Governance
G4-34: Report the governance structure of the organisation, including committees of the highest governance body, and identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts Board
Management
Corporate governance report
G4-51: a. Report the remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the following types of remuneration:
  • Fixed pay and variable pay:
    • Performance-based pay
    • Equity-based pay
    • Bonuses
    • Deferred or vested shares
  • Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments
  • Termination payments
  • Clawbacks
  • Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees
b. Report how performance criteria in the remuneration policy relate to the highest governance body’s and senior executives’ economic, environmental and social objectives
Remuneration report
G4-52: Report the process for determining remuneration, whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management, and report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organisation Remuneration report
Ethics and integrity
G4-56: Describe the organisation’s values, principles, standards and norms of behaviour such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics Group profile
Chief Executive’s report
Human capital
Social and relationship capital
Corporate governance report
Report of the Social and Ethics Committee
Report of the Audit Committee
Specific standard disclosures
Material aspects
Disclosures on Management Approach (DMA) and indicators
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Category: economic

Aspect: Economic performance
G4-EC1: Direct economic value generated and distributed Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
G4-EC2: Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Natural capital
G4-EC3: Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligations Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Human capital
Remuneration report
Annual financial statements
Aspect: Market presence
G4-EC5: Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation Human capital
G4-EC6: Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation Human capital
Aspect: Indirect economic impacts
G4-EC7: Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported External context
Social and relationship capital
G4-EC8: Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Aspect: Procurement practices
G4-EC9: Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation External context
Business overview
Financial capital
Social and relationship capital

Category: Environment

Aspect: Materials
G4-EN1: Materials used by weight or volume Business overview
Natural capital
Aspect: Energy
G4-EN3: Energy consumption within the organisation Business overview
Natural capital
G4-EN5: Energy intensity Natural capital
G4-EN6: Reduction of energy consumption Chief Executive’s report
Natural capital
Aspect: Water
G4-EN8: Total water withdrawal by source Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Natural capital
G4-EN9: Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Natural capital
G4-EN10: Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused Natural capital
Aspect: Biodiversity
MM1: Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated Natural capital
MM2: The number and percentage of total sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans according to stated criteria, and the number (percentage) of those sites with plans in place Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Aspect: Emissions
G4-EN15: Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Natural capital
G4-EN16: Energy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Natural capital
G4-EN17: Other indirect GHG emissions (Scope 3) Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Natural capital
G4-EN18: GHG emissions intensity Natural capital
G4-EN19: Reduction of GHG emissions Natural capital
G4-EN21: NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions External context
Human capital
Natural capital
Directors’ report
Annual financial statements
Aspect: Effluents and waste
G4-EN22: Total water discharge by quality and destination Natural capital
G4-EN24: Total number and volume of significant spills Natural capital
MM3: Total amounts of overburden, rock, tailings, and sludges and their associated risks Business overview
Chief Executive’s report
Natural capital
Statement of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves

Category: Social: Labour practices and decent work

Aspect: Employment
G4-LA1: Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region Business overview
Human capital
G4-LA2: Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation External context
Human capital
Corporate governance report
Annual financial statements
Aspect: Labour/Management relations
G4-LA4: Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements Human capital
Remuneration report
Aspect: Occupational health and safety
G4-LA5: Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programmes External context
G4-LA6: Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender Objectives
External context
Key features – Financial and non-financial performance
Chief Executive’s report
Human capital
Directors’ report
Annual financial statements
G4-LA7: Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Human capital
G4-LA8: Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions External context
Human capital
Annual financial statements
Aspect: Training and education
G4-LA9: Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category Human capital
G4-LA10: Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Perspective from the Chair
Material issues
Human capital
Social and relationship capital
G4-LA11: Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category Human capital
Corporate governance report
Remuneration report
Annual financial statements 
Aspect: Diversity and equal opportunity
G4-LA12: Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Human capital
Corporate governance report
Report of the Social and Ethics Committee

Category: Social: Human rights

Aspect: Investment
G4-HR2: Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained Human capital
Aspect: Freedom of association and collective bargaining
G4-HR4: Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights Human capital
Aspect: Child labour
G4-HR5: Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labour Human capital
Aspect: Forced or compulsory labour
G4-HR6: Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour Human capital
Aspect: Security practices
G4-HR7: Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations Human capital

Category: Social: Society

Aspect: Local communities
G4-SO1: Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmes Engaging with stakeholders
Human capital
Social and relationship capital
Annual financial statements
G4-SO2: Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Engaging with stakeholders
Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Aspect: Anti-corruption
G4-SO3: Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified Human capital
G4-SO4: Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures Human capital
Corporate governance report
Report of the Social and Ethics Committee
G4-SO5: Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Human capital
Aspect: Resettlement
MM9: Sites where resettlements took place, the number of households resettled in each, and how their livelihoods were affected in the process Human capital
Social and relationship capital
Aspect: Closure planning
MM10: Number and percentage of operations with closure plans External context
Business overview
Social and relationship capital
Natural capital
Annual financial statements