At Implats, we are committed to demonstrating socially and environmentally responsible business practices within a good governance framework. We recognise that sustainable value creation for all our stakeholders comes hand-in-hand with creating value for society.


Our stories

Understanding the sustainability
performance of PGMs

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How we create and share value

Our vision is to create a better future – through the metals we produce, the way we do business, and our superior performance. The intent is to ensure sustainable value creation for all our stakeholders. By focussing on shared value outcomes, Implats creates economic value in a way that also creates value for society, by addressing its needs and challenges.

Managing ESG

We have a structured and systematic approach to managing our most significant social, economic and environmental impacts and to addressing the material interests of our stakeholders. Guided by our purpose and supported by our values, our approach is underpinned by a well-defined process for identifying and evaluating the risks and opportunities most material to the business.

  • Environment

    • Climate change
    • Energy
    • Water
    • Air quality
    • Waste management
    • Biodiversity
    • Rehabilitation and closure

    Reduce our environmental footprint
  • Social

    • Health and safety
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Customer custodianship
    • Employees
    • Mine community

    • Zero harm
    • Meaningful stakeholder engagements
    • Engaged employees
    • Sustain livelihoods through and beyond mining
  • Governance

    • Corporate governance
    • Codes of conduct
    • Materiality
    • Supply chain management
    • Risk and crisis management
    • Human rights (due diligence)
    • Compliance
    • Reporting and voluntary disclosures

    Responsible business practices within an entrenched governance framework

Embed sustainability into the way we do business through:

Integrated thinking
Circular economy
Policies
Standards
Innovation and technology

Best-practice water management

Implats holds an "A" performance score for its 2020 CDP Water Disclosure Project submission – one of only 106 companies globally to have made the CDP's 2020 water security A-list. The A-rating, the second consecutive year Implats has achieved this score, places us in the leadership band with a select group of companies for achieving best practice in their 2020 disclosure, awareness and management of water security risk.

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Improving community access to potable water

Access to clean water and sanitation are basic necessities and are imperative in curbing the spread of Covid-19. Accessing adequate water supply is a challenge in many of the communities around our South African and Zimbabwean operations.

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Assuring our ethical production processes

Implats is committed to being a reputable and responsible PGM producer through ethical production processes. During FY2020 we started implementing a Group platinum and palladium sourcing policy across our operations. We engaged PwC to assist with assessing our current practices and policies against the 2019 requirements of the London Platinum and Palladium Markets (LPPM) Responsible Platinum and Palladium Guidance, and where necessary made improvements.

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