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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 (US), South Africa, and Zimbabwe, 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 a 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. In addition to playing an important role in traditional cultural ceremonies, gold has been used by central banks and others as a store of value, for trading and investment purposes, for jewellery and for various industrial purposes.
1.79Moz 4E PGMs
produced in 2018
46.1 Moz 4E
PGM mineral reserves
204.4 Moz 4E
PGM mineral resources
gold mineral reserves
gold mineral resources
Statistics above are as at 31 December 2018 and exclude the Lonmin assets, acquired 10 June 2019. For more information on Lonmin refer to the Lonmin 2018 Annual Report
Charts above are as at 31 December 2018 and exclude Lonmin, acquired on 10 June 2019.
Our vision is superior value creation for all stakeholders through responsible mining and beneficiation of our mineral resources.
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.