Sustainable Development Report 2010 Sustainable Development Report 2010

We have self-declared a B+ level of reporting
and this has been checked by external
auditors, PwC. Key performance indicators
have also been assured by PwC.

GRI content index

Harmony is supportive of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI’s) G3 reporting guidelines and has provided a content index of compliance with the guidelines and the core performance indicators

Harmony has engaged external auditors PwC to assure certain key parameters and the group’s compliance with its stated application level. Harmony has reported to a B+ level.

Report application levels

In Accordance
Mandatory Self-
    Report externally assured   Report externally assured   Report externally assured
Optional Third
        3rd party checked    
G3 IndicatorDescriptionPage
1. Strategy and analysis
1.1Statement by the CEO about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and its strategyLetter from the CEO
1.2Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities Harmony's approach to sustainability reporting
2. Organisational profile
2.1NameCorporate profile
2.2Primary brands, products and servicesCorporate profile
2.3Operational structure and major divisionsCorporate profile
2.4Location of headquartersCorporate profile
2.5Countries hosting major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issue covered in the reportCorporate profile
2.6Nature of ownership and legal formCorporate profile
2.7Markets servedCorporate profile and product responsibility
2.8Scale of reporting organisationCorporate profile
2.9Significant changes during the reporting periodScope of the report
2.10Awards recieved during the reporting periodLetter from the CEO
3. Report parameters
3.1Reporting periodScope of the report
3.2Date of previous reportScope of the report
3.3Reporting cycleScope of the report
3.4Contact pointContact details
Report scope and boundary
3.5Process for defining report contentScope of the report and Harmony's approach to sustainability reporting
3.6Boundary of the reportScope of the report
3.7Limitations on the scope or boundary of the reportScope of the report
3.8Basis for reporting on joint ventures or subsidiariesScope of the report
3.9Data measurement techniques and bases of calculationsThroughout this report
3.10Explanation of the effects of any restatements of informationThroughout this report
3.11Significant changes from previous reporting periodsScope of the report
GRI content index
3.12Table identifying location of disclosure in the report GRI reporting
3.13Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance of the report Independent assurance report
4. Governance, commitments and engagement
4.1Governance structure of the organisation including committees Annual report
4.2Independence of the chairperson Annual report
4.3Independence of the board Annual report
4.4Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the board Governance of sustainability
4.5Linkage between compensation and performanceGovernance of sustainability
4.6Process to ensure conflicts of interest are avoidedGovernance of sustainability
4.7Processes for determining qualifications of the board Annual report
4.8Internally developed relevant statements of mission or principlesVision and mission
4.9Procedures for risk identification and complianceGovernance of sustainability
4.10Processes for evaluating board's own performanceGovernance of sustainability
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11Explanation of use, precautionary approachGovernance of sustainability
4.12Externally developed charters, principles, and other initiatives endorsed Governance of sustainability
4.13Memberships of associations and advocacy bodiesGovernance of sustainability
Stakeholder engagement
4.14List of stakeholder groupsScope of the report
4.15Basis for identification of stakeholdersScope of the report
4.16Approaches to stakeholder engagementScope of the report and governance of sustainability
4.17Key topics and concerns of stakeholders and how organisation has responded to them Harmony's approach to sustainability reporting

Economic performance indicators

 Management approach Economic sustainability
Aspect: Economic performance
EC1Direct economic value generated and distributedEconomic sustainability
EC2Financial implications and risks and opportunities due to climate change Economic sustainability
EC3Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligationsEconomic sustainability
EC4Significant financial assistance from government.Economic sustainability
Aspect: Market presence
EC5Ratios of standard entry level wages compared with local minimum wage at significant areas of operation Economic sustainability
EC6Policy, practices and proportion of spending on locally based suppliers at significant locations of operation Economic sustainability
EC7Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local communities at significant locations of operationEconomic sustainability
Indirect economic impacts
EC8Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefitEconomic sustainability

Environmental performance indicators

 Management approach Environmental performance
Aspect: Materials
EN1Materials used by weight or volume Environmental performance
EN2Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materialsEnvironmental performance
Aspects: Energy
EN3Direct energy consumption by primary sourceEnvironmental performance
EN4Indirect energy consumption by primary sourceEnvironmental performance
EN5Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvementsEnvironmental performance
EN5Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Environmental performance
EN6Initiatives to provide energy efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these Environmental performance
Aspect: Water
EN8Total water withdrawal by source Environmental performance
EN9Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Environmental performance
EN10Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reusedEnvironmental performance
Aspect: Biodiversity
EN11Location and size of land owned, leased or managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas Environmental performance
EN12Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Environmental performance
EN13Habitats protected or restored Environmental performance
EN14Strategies, current actions and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity Environmental performance
EN15Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operationsEnvironmental performance
Aspect: Emissions, effluents and waste
EN16Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental performance
EN18Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by weightEnvironmental performance
EN20NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions by weightEnvironmental performance
EN22Total weight of waste by type and disposal methodEnvironmental performance
EN23Total number and volume of significant spillsEnvironmental performance
Aspect: Products and services
EN26Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigationEnvironmental performance
Aspect: Compliance
EN28Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Environmental performance

Labour practices and decent work performance indicators

 Management approach Labour practices and human rights
Aspect: Employment
LA1Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and regionLabour practices and human rights
LA2Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, genderLabour practices and human rights
LA3Benefits provided to full-time employees, not provided to temporary or part-time employees Labour practices and human rights
Aspect: Labour/management relations
LA4Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreementsLabour practices and human rights
LA5Minimum notice period and consultation and negotiation practices with employees and/or their representatives regarding operational changes Labour practices and human rights
Aspect: Occupational health and safety
LA6Percentage of workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational safety programmes Safety
LA7Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities by regionSafety
LA8Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk-control programmes in place to assist workforce members, their families or community members regarding serious diseases Occupational health
LA9Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unionsSafety
Aspect: Training and education
LA10*Average hours of training per year per employee by employee categoryLabour practices and human rights
LA11Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Labour practices and human rights
LA12Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviewsNot reported
Aspect: Diversity and opportunity
LA13Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Labour practices and human rights
LA14Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee categoryLabour practices and human rights
*Harmony collates information on the number of employees trained and training expenditure, and not hours of training.

Human rights performance indicators

 Management approach Labour practices and human rights
Aspect: Non-discrimination
HR4Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions takenLabour practices and human rights
Aspect: Freedom of association and collective bargaining
HR5Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights Labour practices and human rights
Aspect: Child labour
HR6Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour Labour practices and human rights
Aspect: Forced and compulsory labour
HR7Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour Labour practices and human rights

Society performance indicators

 Management approach Working with our communities
Aspect: Community
SO1Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programmes and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting Working with our communities
Aspect: Corruption
SO2Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption Governance of sustainability
SO4Actions taken in response to incidents of corruptionGovernance of sustainability
Aspect: Public policy
SO5Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying Governance of sustainability
SO6Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutionsEconomic sustainability
Aspect: Anti-competitive behaviour
SO7Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practices, and their outcomesGovernance of sustainability
Aspect: Compliance
SO8Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary compliance with laws and regulations Governance of sustainability

Product responsibility performance indicators

 Management approach Product responsibility
Aspect: Customer health and safety
PR1Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such proceduresProduct responsibility
Aspect: Marketing communication
PR6Programmes for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorshipProduct responsibility
PR7Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship Product responsibility
Aspect: Customer privacy
PR8Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer dataProduct responsibility
Aspect: Compliance
PR8Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and servicesProduct responsibility