The content below provides an overview of Lonmin’s material focus areas, outlining why each is deemed to be material. The Reporting According to our Material Focus Areas section discusses how these focus areas were identified. The page references show where the management and performance of these matters are discussed in detail.
South Africa’s mining industry has a history of confrontational relationships with labour. Maintaining strong relationships with employees, contractors and unions is critical to execute our strategy as labour disputes affect production and threaten the sustainability of the Company.
Lonmin’s ethical approach to doing business includes a commitment to Zero Harm to our employees and the contractors that work at our operations. Health and wellness are critical to improving quality of life, morale, productivity and safety performance. The safety and health of our workforce is a key concern shared by our regulators.
Lonmin views its corporate social responsibility as a business imperative, and an investment in the future of local communities and the country. Strong and constructive relationships with the communities surrounding our operations create a predictable and stable operating environment.
Mining and metals processing activities directly impact the environment and are resource intensive. Our strategic commitment to drive our initiatives to minimise our environmental footprint remain. Environmental responsibility is a key concern for the Company, regulators, shareholders and society at large.
Building strong relationships with external stakeholders is important to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken to secure a sustainable future and realise shared value for all. Mining is a highly regulated environment, and effective engagement with government and our regulators supports our ability to achieve our strategic goals.