ESG and investment
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance metrics are of increasing importance to companies, their investors and other stakeholders. There is a growing concern around how a company’s products, actions and culture contribute to sustainable development. In a mining context, investors are looking beyond just financial performance to what is being mined, how it is done, the impact on the environment and communities, and how the metals and minerals are used further down the supply chain. Investors are increasingly concerned with ethical impact and whether their investments align with the values they hold towards the environment, society and good governance practices.
Although standards such as size and accessibility of a deposit and its minimum grade remain vital, ESG criteria – such as stable leadership, low carbon footprint and community development – are now also almost standard considerations. And the reasons are not only ethical nor based in compliance; mining companies with higher ESG ratings outperform the broader market:
With a world-class, holistic ESG strategy in place, combined with high-margin, high-quality assets and excellent safety record, Pan African Resources is an exciting choice for investors with a proven track record.
About Pan African Resources
Pan African Resources is a mid-tier African-focused gold producer, dual-listed on the London AIM market and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and with a Level 1 ADR programme sponsored by the Bank of New York Mellon. The company owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality, high-margin South African operations with a production capacity of approximately 200 000 oz. of gold per annum, and an unrelenting commitment to zero harm.