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Harmony receives global recognition for being environmentally responsible

Johannesburg: Friday, 23 October 2015. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (‘Harmony’ or ‘the Company’) is pleased to advise that it is one of only eight companies globally that has been awarded an A grade for its water security and water management efforts by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). 

Information provided by 405 listed companies has been independently assessed against the CDP’s scoring methodology, developed in collaboration with leading peers and experts in corporate water stewardship and ranked accordingly. For more information on CDP, please refer to https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Pages/HomePage.aspx.

Harmony’s FY15 Integrated Annual Report, includes our disclosure on water and other environmental matters. Please refer to: https://www.harmony.co.za/investors/reporting/annual-reports for more information.

“We recognise that our business and business processes have, and can have, a negative effect on surrounding communities and the natural environment, and that it is our responsibility to avoid, mitigate, manage and limit these impacts.   We wish to thank the CDP for acknowledging our efforts to secure and manage water”,   says Harmony’s chief executive officer, Graham Briggs.

Cate Lamb, head of water at CDP, says: “The business case for action to improve water security has never been stronger or more urgent.  For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Water A List.  These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards the realization of sustainable economies.”

For more details contact:

Henrika Basterfield
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile

Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27 (0) 82 888 1242 (mobile)

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