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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.
Sibanye-Stillwater is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series created by the global index provider FTSE Russell. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices.
Sibanye-Stillwater is a constituent of the JSE Responsible Investment Index Series which adopts the FTSE Russell ESG Ratings process, and comprises companies with an ESG-based mandate that meet a minimum rating hurdle of 2.5.
Sibanye-Stillwater has been commended for its Climate change action and disclosure, achieving an ‘A’ rating by CDP, a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. Sibanye-Stillwater is one of only 179 companies globally and the only company from South Africa to achieve an ‘A’ rating for climate change disclosure in 2019.
Sibanye-Stillwater has been included in the Bloomberg 2020 Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The Group is one of 325 companies globally (and one of only eight South African companies) over 11 sectors which qualified to be included in index.
PGMs are unique precious metals used in a wide variety of applications, including automobile catalysts, jewelry, fuel cells, hydrogen purification and electronics. Together, in 2019 autocatalytic converters and jewelry accounted for around 75% of platinum, palladium and rhodium demand; autocatalysts alone accounted for 34% of platinum demand, 84% of palladium demand and 88% of rhodium 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 of our mineral resources.
Everything we do is driven by our CARES values:
Our fundamental strategic goal is to ensure that we consistently deliver on our purpose to ‘improve lives through our mining’ while strengthening our position as a leading international precious metal mining company and ensuring we are true to our vision ‘to create superior value for all our stakeholders’.
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.