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Sustainable Mining

Challenges mining companies face
As an energy-intensive sector, mining companies will be one of the hardest hit by increasing fuel tariffs, rising electricity prices, depleting fossil fuel reserves, emerging carbon and fuel taxes and evolving global and local climate change policy and legislation. In addition, social issues such as job creation, skills development, community engagement and investment, and labour unrest are becoming increasingly important matters for mining companies to understand and manage. In order to be sustainable, mining companies need to start addressing these risks and preparing for an emerging carbon and energy constrained economy.

How does the Deloitte solution address the business issue?
The Deloitte Sustainability can assist your organisation in mitigating sustainability and climate change risks. Tools, methodologies and models have been developed to identify, manage and implement specific initiative’s to create sustainable mines.

With every risk there is always an opportunity. At Deloitte, the opportunities will always be investigated so as to best service each client individually. Options such as carbon emission reduction projects to generate revenue through carbon credits is one of the mechanisms considered.

Sustainability, apart from enhancing profitability, can also generate revenue for your organisation, improve asset efficiency and operating margins and help organisations to manage stakeholder expectations. Our team seeks to maximise these opportunities in order to ensure that your organisation is sustainable in the emerging carbon and energy constrained economy.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Identifying strategic imperatives to enable the business to remain sustainable
  • Identifying sustainability initiatives that add value to the business such as obtaining positive returns on investment to enhance operational efficiency or revenue growth
  • Improved investor and stakeholder perceptions
  • Market differentiation
  • Identifying specific risks to the sustainability of your organisation
  • Creating the roadmap to integrate sustainability into the business going forward
  • Consideration of trends in the market place in which a business operates
  • Benchmarking against key competitors
  • Analysis of potential carbon market opportunities.

Paul Ben-Israel
Tel: +27 (0)11 209 6803

Corporate Social Investment

Challenges mining companies face
Social Responsibility has evolved from being a business afterthought to being a key consideration to any sustainable business strategy.

In an already complex business environment, companies operating in South Africa are increasingly under pressure from government, investors, customers and society to consider the wider socio-economic impact of their operations and to credibly report on their social performance.

How does the Deloitte solution address the business issue?
A number of forces are shaping South Africa’s Social Development Landscape:

  • B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, requires companies to contribute 1% of net profit after tax to socio-economic development, and 3% of NPAT to Enterprise Development.
  • The JSE Social Responsibility Index (SRI) sets social performance criteria for companies seeking listing or SRI status on the index.
  • Legislation – Government establishes ‘license to operate’ conditions related to social contribution, particularly in certain sectors.
  • Reputation drives companies to focus on social responsibility to influence perceptions.
  • The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) and The King III vision is that disclosure on corporate governance, environmental, and social performance is as commonplace and comparable as financial reporting’s importance to organisational success.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Reduced project implementation failure
  • Projects that support one or more business objectives
  • Information for SLP or SED Projects & Verification Services is readily available
  • Improved project communication, coordination & integration
  • Reduced project risks.

Mareza van Staden
Tel: +27 (0)82 375 0106

Mark Roux
Tel: +27 (0)12 482 0325

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