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We are committed to the sustainable socio-economic development and well-being of the communities in which we operate and from which we draw our employees. As mining operations have a limited lifespan, our strategic objective is to remain relevant to mining and labour-sending communities by contributing to community development that is sustainable long after mining operations have ceased.

Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with host communities is important in ensuring our licence to operate. Ongoing engagement with communities is necessary to understand, manage and respond to community concerns and expectations.

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy (PDF - 34KB) for our South African operations recognises the need for socio-economic development in the country, starting with the broader communities in which we operate, as well as our labour-sending communities – Lesotho, Eastern Cape Province and Mozambique. This policy includes local economic development (LED) initiatives executed in terms of the Mining Charter, MPRDA regulations and codes of good practice for the minerals and mining industry.

Highlights

  • In FY16, we spent R17 million in South Africa and R1 million in Papua New Guinea on local economic development projects
  • For the five-year social and labour plan (SLP) cycle ending December 2017, Harmony's planned expenditure on commitments made in terms of our SLPs (mine community development projects), amounted to R844 million
  • In FY16, Harmony spent R9 million on corporate social responsibility (CSI) projects
  • In South Africa, CSI priorities in FY16 concentrated on implementing programmes in mathematics, science and technology advancement, community project-based entrepreneurial skills development, sports and recreation development
  • In Papua New Guinea, CSI focus remained on health, education, agriculture and infrastructure in FY16
  • In South Africa, procurement expenditure with black economic empowerment entities stood at R3.8 billion in FY16

Material issues

  • Protecting our licence to operate
  • Being relevant in the communities in which we operate

For further information, please see our Integrated annual report 2016.

Investor brief

Harmony Investor brief, May 2016
Harmony Investor brief -
May/July 2016

(PDF - 1.7MB)

Annual report

Integrated annual report 2016
Integrated annual report 2016

(HTML & PDFs)

Contact us

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