8:44am on Aug 19, 2019
Sibanye-Stillwater is a leading international precious metals mining company, with a diverse portfolio of platinum group metal (PGM) operations in the United States and Southern Africa, gold operations and projects in South Africa, and copper, gold and PGM exploration properties in North and South America.
We are the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, the second largest primary producer of palladium and a top tier gold producer, ranking third globally, on a gold-equivalent basis, as well as a significant producer of rhodium and other PGMs and associated minerals such as chrome. We are also the globally leading recycler and processor of spent PGM catalytic converter materials.
PGMs are unique precious metals used in a wide variety of applications, including automobile catalysts, jewelry, fuel cells, hydrogen purification and electronics. Together, in 2018 autocatalytic converters and jewelry accounted for around 69% of platinum and palladium demand; autocatalysts alone accounted for 40% of platinum demand and 85% of palladium demand.
PGMs are vital to a cleaner atmosphere, since palladium, platinum and rhodium are essential components in catalytic converters that reduce harmful automotive emissions.
Gold’s significance both culturally and economically has persevered throughout history and continues today. Other than its cultural significance where it plays an important role in traditional ceremonies, gold has been used as a store of value, for trading and investment purposes, for jewellery and for various industrial purposes.
At Sibanye-Stillwater, we believe our mining improves lives. Our vision is superior value creation for all our stakeholders through the responsible mining and beneficiation of our mineral resources.
Everything we do is driven by our CARES values:
Our strategic objective is to deliver on our vision and purpose. We aim to consolidate and strengthen our competitive position as a leading international precious metals mining company in the medium-term by:
We are the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, the second largest producer of palladium and a top-tier gold producer.
Our CARES values – commitment, accountability, respect, enabling, and safety – are at the core of our approach.
We invest in digitisation and innovative technologies to make the future of mining safer, more efficient and more sustainable.