9:34am on Dec 12, 2019
As one of the world’s leading precious metals companies, we are focused on creating value for all of our stakeholders including providing employment opportunities and driving economic growth wherever we operate.
In the U.S., our operations represent a sizable generator of economic prosperity, not only for the communities in which they are located but for Montana as a whole. We are the largest private industrial employer in Montana and the state’s largest taxpayer.
In 2019, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research of the University of Montana conducted a study of the economic contributions of our Stillwater and East Boulder operations and found that our operations ultimately support:
For more information refer to Fact sheet: Mining supports Montana
In South Africa, we employ more than 90,000 people including contractors, making Sibanye-Stillwater the country’s largest employer outside government. It is estimated that each person employed in mining in South Africa supports 10 direct dependents and up to seven additional indirect dependents. That means that, in South Africa, our jobs support close to 1.2 million people – close to 3 percent of the country’s population.
Many of our community engagement programs focus on local economic development, including our agriculture and portable skills programs, designed to create jobs outside of mining and ensure the long-term sustainability of current mining communities.
We devote significant resources to local procurement. In 2018, procurement of goods and services in South Africa totaled R29.3 billion, of which R10.8 billion was expended on the purchase of goods, services and consumables from Black Economic Empowerment entities.
For more information refer to SLP projects 2018
Our community initiatives seek to create enduring value for our host communities beyond the operating lives of our mines.
We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive work environment, where employees are valued.
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