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Mining charter index

Item No Description Location in the report

1.

Human resource development

  • Has the company offered every employee the opportunity to be functionally literate and numerate by the year 2005 and are employees being trained?
  • Has the company implemented career paths for HDSA employees, including skills development plans?
  • Has the company developed a system through which empowerment groups can be mentored?
Developing our people

2.

Employment equity

  • Has the company published its employment equity plan and reported on its annual progress in meeting that plan?
  • Has the company established a plan to achieve a target for HDSA participation in management of 40% within five years and is it implementing the plan?
  • Has the company identified a talent pool and is this being fast tracked?
  • Has the company established a plan to achieve the target for the participation of women in mining of 10% within five years and is it implementing the plan?
Developing our people

3.

Migrant labour

  • Has the company subscribed to government and industry agreements to ensure non-discrimination against foreign migrant labour?
Developing our people

4.

Mine community and rural development

  • Has the company co-operated in the formulation of integrated development plans and is the company co-operating with government in the implementation of these plans in communities where mining takes place and for major labour-sending areas?
  • Has there been effort on the side of the company to engage the local mine community and communities in major labour-sending areas?
Community development

5.

Housing and living conditions

  • For company-provided housing, has the mine, in consultation with stakeholders, established measures for improving the standard of housing, including upgrading the hostels, conversion of hostels to family units and promoted ownership options for mine employees?
  • Companies will be required to indicate what they have done to improve housing, show a plan to progress the issue over time and whether such a plan is being implemented.
  • For company-provided nutrition, has the mine established measures to improve the nutrition of mine employees?
  • Companies will be required to indicate what they have done to improve nutrition and show a plan to progress the issue over time and whether such a plan is being implemented.
Community development

6.

Procurement

  • Has the mining company been given HDSA preferred supplier status?
  • Has the mining company identified current levels of procurement from HDSA companies in terms of capital goods, consumables and service?
  • Has the mining company indicated a commitment to progress procurement from HDSA companies over a three-year to five-year time frame in terms of capital goods, consumables and service and to what extent has the commitment been implemented?
Economic performance

7.

Ownership and joint ventures

  • Has the mining company achieved HDSA participation in terms of ownership for equity or attributable units of production of 15% HDSA within five years and 26% in 10 years?
Economic performance

8.

Beneficiation

  • Has the mining company identified its current level of beneficiation?
  • Has the mining company established its baseline level of beneficiation and indicated the extent that this will have grown in order to qualify for an offset?
Economic performance

9.

Reporting

  • Has the company reported on an annual basis its progress towards achieving its commitments in its annual report?
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