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At Sibanye-Stillwater, we are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance, ethical conduct and regulatory compliance. Strong and effective governance is fundamental to the sustainability of our business and to the creation of enduring value for all our stakeholders. Principled governance, ethical conduct and regulatory compliance across the spectrum of our operations are underpinned and reinforced by our CARES values – commitment, accountability, respect, enabling and safety.

We are committed to ensuring that our structures, processes and policies align with applicable laws, international standards and best practices as these evolve and develop globally. We have also embraced the outcomes-based philosophy of the King IV Report on Corporate governance and these have been embedded in its Integrated Annual Reports and Annual Financial Statements.

  • Code of ethics

    Sibanye-Stillwater’s Code of ethics sets out the principles of conduct and ethics to be followed by all company representatives to promote and foster, among other things, honest and ethical conduct in our business practices, compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements, a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, the avoidance of conflicts of interest and ethical dealings with governmental officials, including compliance with all applicable anti-competitive, anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.

    The Code is an essential element of our approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. The Code is binding upon to all directors, officers and employees of the Sibanye-Stillwater group of companies. In addition, we actively encourage and expect contractors, suppliers and other Group third party business partners to comply with the principles set out in the Code.

    The Code contains whistleblower provisions under which concerns regarding actual or suspected violations of the Code or other improper activities may be reported, including on a confidential and anonymous basis, without fear of retaliation. Reported violations are investigated promptly and appropriate disciplinary action taken, including, where warranted, termination of employment or contract and, if the matter is criminal in nature, referral to the appropriate authorities.

    The principles of the Code are elaborated further in specific policy statements on ethics and corporate governance, human rights, and sustainable development.

  • Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors is led by an independent Chair and comprises twelve directors, ten of whom are considered independent of management. Our directors understand our business, are committed to our CARES values and Code of Ethics and actively work together to foster our short and long-term success. Specific Charters setting out roles and responsibilities have been developed for the Board and its standing committees. These are reviewed and if appropriate revised on an annual basis.

  • Board committees

    The Board is supported by the work of six standing committees – audit, risk, nominating and governance, remuneration, safety and health, and social and ethics – each of which adopts an annual work plan and meets regularly throughout the year.

    • Audit committee: Ensures financial sustainability by monitoring and reviewing financial controls and procedures, as well as the effectiveness and integrity of internal audit and control systems. The committee is responsible for appointing an independent, external auditor and overseeing regulatory and legislative compliance. The members are Keith Rayner (Chair), Tim Cumming, Savannah Danson, Rick Menell, Nkosemntu Nika, and Susan van der Merwe. See their Terms of reference.
    • Risk committee: Ensures sustainability by evaluating and overseeing implementation of efficient risk management processes and controls to identify, monitor and mitigate risks and to act on opportunities identified. The members are Rick Menell (Chair), Tim Cumming, Neal Froneman, Keith Rayner, and Susan van der Merwe. See their Terms of reference.
    • Nominating and governance committee: Develops our approach to matters relating to corporate governance and makes recommendations to the Board on all such matters, while keeping abreast of best practice. The committee monitors and evaluates effectiveness and composition of the Board and its committees while planning for director and senior executive succession planning. The members are Sello Moloko (Chair), Rick Menell, Nkosemntu Nika, Jerry Vilakazi and Susan van der Merwe. See their Terms of reference.
    • Remuneration committee: Ensures payment of fair rewards to attract, retain and motivate executive management with the skills and experience necessary to support and sustain the company and its strategy, and evaluates performance in relation to reward. The members are Tim Cumming (Chair), Savannah Danson, Sello Moloko, Nkosemntu Nika, and Keith Rayner. See their Terms of reference.
    • Safety and health committee: Ensures adherence to occupational health and safety laws, regulations and external standards, reviews relevant policy and monitors performance of related key indicators so as to minimize mining-related accidents and their impacts. The members are Harry Kenyon-Slaney (Chair), Savannah Danson, Neal Froneman, Rick Menell, Sello Moloko, and Susan van der Merwe. See their Terms of reference.
    • Social and ethics committee: Supports and assists the Board in ensuring compliance with best practice recommendations relating to the ethical conduct of our stakeholder engagement. The committee oversees and monitors anti-corruption policy and performance, the company’s standing as a responsible corporate citizen, particularly in relation to the Code of Ethics, and monitors compliance with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The members are Jerry Vilakazi (Chair), Tim Cumming, Rick Menell, Sello Moloko, Nkosemntu Nika, and Keith Rayner. See their Terms of reference.
  • Governance documents

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