Performance against targets

Context

While many of our departments set their own internal performance targets to monitor their progress and drive improvements, certain key performance indicators are identified as Company targets, on either a short-, medium- or long-term (five-year) basis. Our performance against these targets in 2013 is presented here.

Not all of our five-year targets are set from the same baseline year. Some of these matured in 2012 and have been reset for 2017. The housing, transformation and procurement targets we include here are informed by our commitments in terms of the South African Mining Charter.

Short-term targets: 2012 to 2013

Safety

Health and wellbeing

Medium-term targets: 2014

Housing

Procurement

Transformation

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions

Long-term targets: 2017

Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG)2 emissions

Fresh water intake efficiency

Waste disposal

Key
  1. 1 In our 2012 Sustainable Development Report, this target was incorrectly reported as 25%, which was our achievement against the 2012 target.
  2. 2 Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. 3 The baseline year for this target was incorrectly reported as 2010 in the 2012 Sustainable Development Report.
  4. 4 We stated two targets for general waste in 2012: one for reducing waste generated and one for increasing waste recycled, re-used, recovered and treated. During the course of 2013, we re-evaluated these targets and have now combined them, creating a single target of reducing waste to landfill.
    Waste to landfill is waste generated that cannot be recycled. This target is now in line with previous waste targets we set for 2008 – 2012.
  5. 5 Like general waste, we stated two targets for hazardous waste in 2012: one for reducing waste generated and one for increasing waste recycled, re-used, recovered and treated. During the course of 2013, we re-evaluated these targets and have now combined them, creating a single target of reducing waste to landfill. Waste to landfill is waste generated that cannot be recycled. This target is now in line with previous waste targets we set for 2008 – 2012.
GRI
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Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g., mergers/ acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).