A BETTER FUTURE

Everything we do today is geared toward ensuring a safer and more productive tomorrow

Sustainability

Exxaro is ranked #1 in ESG performance on selected metrics for resource companies.

Business_philosophy


Everything we do today is geared towards ensuring a safer and more productive tomorrow. Our sustainability is founded on creative, mutually constructive relationships and common values with our stakeholders. We conduct our business activities in a way that creates success, not only for Exxaro but for society too.

From how we mine to what we mine, we’re stewarding our natural assets and social capital and using them both to uplift our communities.


HOW DOES EXXARO DO THIS?

Health

We are committed to addressing the challenges of access to quality and affordable healthcare for our people.

The health and wellness of our employees and contractors is of the utmost importance, which is why we introduced the Occupational Health Incident Frequency Rate (OHIFR) three years ago to drive awareness and to improve the health of all our people. 

Safety

Zero harm remains Exxaro’s key safety objective. The group recorded an LTIFR of 0.12 (FY18: 0.12), which is higher than the set target of 0.11. We have done better in previous years and remain confident that we will improve on this through our safety campaign, “khetha ukuphepha”, which we launched in November 2019. We are pleased to report zero fatalities for 33 consecutive months at 31 December 2019.

Education

To meet our current and future skill requirements, we invest in our existing employees, future employees, and in the communities that provide our labour. 

Currently 99% of Exxaro’s labour is sourced in South Africa and, at any operation, over 70% is sourced from host communities. Our education, bursary and skills development initiatives are geared towards empowering local community members to compete for positions within our company. Between 2008 and 2017, Exxaro spent just over R400 million on socio-economic development initiatives. 

In 2018, we focused on education and infrastructure projects in our operational provinces. In Mpumalanga, for example, our education enhancement programmes benefited 929 learners and 104 teachers at a total cost of R15.1 million.

Environment

Exxaro is a responsible corporate citizen and plays an active role in protecting and preserving the environment through initiatives aimed at reducing our carbon footprint. As such, we recognise that we must contribute positively to the global goal of transitioning to a low-carbon economy while managing the immediate needs of all our stakeholders. With that, we have recently released our Climate Change Position Statement. Read more here: