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Harmony recognised for environmental leadership in climate and water management

Johannesburg, Wednesday 1st November 2017, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” or “the company”) has been identified as a global leader in corporate sustainability and has been awarded a position - for the second consecutive year - on this year’s A List for climate and water management by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.

CDP publishes A-D scores across climate, water and forests for over 3,000 major corporates, with leaders celebrated on the prestigious A List along with case studies. This is the first year that CDP has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability.

Harmony is one of only 25 companies to score an A for both climate and water management. This achievement is in recognition of its actions in calendar year 2016 to manage environmental risks, cut carbon emissions and enhance water stewardship.

“We recognise that our business and business processes have an effect on surrounding communities and the natural environment, and that it is our responsibility to effectively manage these impacts. We wish to thank the CDP for acknowledging our environmental leadership”, says Harmony’s chief executive officer, Peter Steenkamp.

The 2017 A List is comprised of 156 global companies, and has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of over US$100 trillion. Thousands of companies submit annual environmental disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. Harmony’s FY17 Integrated Annual Report, includes its disclosure on water and other environmental matters. Please refer to: https://www.harmony.co.za/investors/reporting/annual-reports

CDP’s Executive Chair Paul Dickinson said: “Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the A List this year. It’s inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate environmental risks and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. These companies are driving the transition as we approach a tipping point on environmental action”.

The A-List and full company scores are available on CDP’s website: https://www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017

The scores are released on the same day as CDP’s second annual analysis in the series: Tracking progress on corporate climate action. This year’s assessment reveals that more companies are setting increasingly ambitious and longer-term climate targets, while the transition to a low-carbon economy is also driving product innovation and the uptake of new tools for change.

About CDP

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.

Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.

The methodology and criteria for the A List are available on CDP’s website.

For more details contact:

Max Manoeli
Investor Relations Coordinator
+27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony), a world-class gold mining and exploration company, has operations and assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Harmony, which has more than 60 years’ experience in the industry, is the third largest gold producer in South Africa. Our assets include one open pit mine and several exploration tenements in PNG, as well as 9 underground mines and 1 open pit operation and several surface sources in South Africa. In addition, we own 50% of the significant Golpu project in a joint venture in PNG.

The company’s primary stock exchange listing is on the JSE with a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The bulk of our shareholders are in South Africa and the United States. Additional information on the company is available on the corporate website, www.harmony.co.za.