Pan African views sustainability as integral in meeting our strategy:
To safely extract gold from our mineral deposits utilising our combined
acumen, and to continue investing in a manner that generates compelling
returns to ensure the long-term sustainability of our operations.
THE PROCESS WE FOLLOWED
We report sustainability performance based on an analysis performed internally by the Group.
In determining our priority issues, we have applied the GRI standards and the related Mining and Metals Supplement definition and determination methodology for defining issues, identifying topics that reflect the Group’s significant environmental, social and economic impacts, and those that substantively influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. Refer to the GRI Index on pages 108 to 115 for a detailed listing of the assessment.
We are guided by the principles contained in the UNGC in deciding our strategic actions.
We determined how these issues coincide with the globally accepted imperatives in terms of the UN SDGs and then prioritised the goals that we believe we are most capable of making a meaningful contribution to. We measure our progress against the goals in terms of the metrics which we deem relevant.
In this report, we discuss the relevant issues as part of the UN SDGs in terms of our approach to integrated thinking and reporting along the lines of the capitals at the Group’s disposal.
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 associated SDGs balance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – making them actionable for business leaders.