Integrated Annual Report 2014

UNGC COMMUNICATION ON progress

REPORTING PROGRESS IN compliance with the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT (ungc)

  • Sibanye Gold Limited (Sibanye) seeks to fulfil the GC Advanced level requirements while reporting “in accordance” with the G4 sustainability guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to illustrate high standards of transparency and disclosure. The following Communication on Progress (COP) report for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 has been compiled with this in mind.
  • This COP should be read in conjunction with the Sibanye Gold Integrated Annual Report 2014, which includes qualitative and quantitative measurements of outcomes illustrating the degree to which targets and performance indicators have been met.
See the following G4 indicators: G4-1 and G4-2

1. High level commitment and strategy
As a member of the UNGC, Sibanye is committed to the implementation, disclosure and promotion of the 10 universal principles, and it is the role of the Social and Ethics Committee to monitor the Group’s compliance with these principles. Business decisions are informed by the Group’s values, which are aligned with these principles pertaining to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Our Chief Executive Officer, Neal Froneman, has publicly and explicitly stated and demonstrated personal leadership in sustainability and commitment to the UNGC; promoted initiatives to enhance sustainability within the Group’s sector; led the development of industry standards; and led the executive management team in the development of a corporate sustainability strategy, defining goals and overseeing implementation.

See the following G4 indicators: G4-3, G4-4, G4-5, G4-6, G4-7, G4-8, G4-9, G4-10, G4-11, G4-12, G4-13, G4-28, G4-29, G4-30, G4-31, G4-32, G4-33 and the Guide to our 2014 reports 2. Context of operation and verification
  • Legal structure
  • Countries of operation
  • Markets served
  • Primary products
  • Direct and indirect economic value generated
  • Information is assured by independent assurors against recognised assurance standards
Refer to Criterion 20 3. Governance
  • The Board of directors assumes responsibility and oversight for long-term corporate sustainability strategy and performance
  • Board committees assume responsibility for corporate sustainability
  • The Board and committees approve formal reporting on corporate sustainability
See the following G4 indicators: G4-24, G4-25, G4-26, G4-27 4. Stakeholder engagement
  • Public recognition of responsibility for the Group’s impacts on internal and external stakeholders
  • Defining sustainability strategy, goals and policies in consultation with stakeholders
  • Consulting stakeholders in dealing with implementation dilemmas and challenges, and inviting them to actively participate in reviewing performance
  • Establishing channels to engage with employees and other stakeholders, and to protect whistleblowers
5. Disclosure of practical actions, results and outcomes
Implementing the 10 principles into strategies and operations
Criterion 1: The COP describes mainstreaming into corporate functions and business units G4-34
Criterion 2: The COP describes value chain implementation G4-12, G4-13, G4-EC9, G4-EN17, G4-LA6, G4-HR4, G4-HR6
Robust human rights management policies and procedures
Criterion 3: The COP describes robust commitments, strategies or policies in the area of human rights G4-HR2, G4-HR4, G4-HR5, G4-HR6, G4-HR7
Criterion 4: The COP describes effective management systems to integrate the human rights principles
Criterion 5: The COP describes effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of human rights integration
Robust labour management policies and procedures
Criterion 6: The COP describes robust commitments, strategies or policies in the area of labour G4-LA1, G4-LA2, G4-LA4, G4-LA5, G4-LA6, G4-LA7, G4-LA8, G4-LA9, G4-LA10, G4-LA11, G4-LA12
Criterion 7: The COP describes effective management systems to integrate the labour principles
Criterion 8: The COP describes effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of labour principles integration
Robust environmental management policies and procedures
Criterion 9: The COP describes robust commitments, strategies or policies in the area of environmental stewardship G4-EN1, G4-EN3, G4-EN5, G4-EN6, G4-EN8, G4-EN9, G4-EN10, G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-E17, G4-EN18, G4-EN19, G4-EN21, G4-EN22, G4-EN24
Criterion 10: The COP describes effective management systems to integrate the environmental principles
Criterion 11: The COP describes effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for environmental stewardship
Robust anti-corruption management policies and procedures
Criterion 12: The COP describes robust commitments, strategies or policies in the area of anti-corruption G4-SO1, G4-SO2, G4-SO3, G4-SO4, G4-SO5
Criterion 13: The COP describes effective management systems to integrate the anti-corruption principle
Criterion 14: The COP describes effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the integration of anti-corruption
Taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues
Criterion 15: The COP describes core business contributions to UN goals and issues G4-EC1, G4-EC2, G4-EC3, G4-EC5, G4-EC6, G4-EC8, G4-EC9, MM1, MM2, MM3, MM9, MM10
Objectives
Engaging with stakeholders
Material issues
Social and relationship capital
Report of the Social and Ethics Committee
Directors’ report
Criterion 16: The COP describes strategic social investments and philanthropy
Criterion 17: The COP describes advocacy and public policy engagement
Criterion 18: The COP describes partnerships and collective action G4-EC1, G4-EC2, G4-EC3, G4-EC5, G4-EC6, G4-EC8, G4-EC9, MM1, MM2, MM3, MM9, MM10
Corporate sustainability governance and leadership
Criterion 19: The COP describes CEO commitment and leadership G4-1, G4-2
Criterion 20: The COP describes Board adoption and oversight Board
Management
Corporate governance report
Criterion 21: The COP describes stakeholder engagement G4-24 to G4-27