Harmony operates in South Africa and in Papua New Guinea. The company has nine underground mines, one open-pit mine and several surface operations in South Africa. In Papua New Guinea, it has Hidden Valley, an open-pit gold and silver mine and a 50% interest in the Morobe Mining Joint Venture, which includes the Golpu project and extensive exploration tenements. Outside the joint venture, Harmony’s own exploration portfolio focuses principally on highly prospective areas in Papua New Guinea.
In FY16, our South African operations accounted for 93% of total production of 1.08Moz, with 7% coming from Papua New Guinea. At 30 June 2016, Harmony reported attributable gold equivalent mineral reserves of 36.9Moz of gold, and attributable gold mineral resources of 105.2Moz. At the end of FY16, Harmony employed 30 547 people in total – 25 861 employees and 4 580 contractors in South Africa and 76 employees and 30 contractors in Papua New Guinea (excluding employees of the Morobe Mining Joint Ventures). Our employees are drawn from communities around our operations, from other provinces in South Africa and Papua New Guinea and from other countries (Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Australia).
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In November 2015, Harmony's 2014 Integrated Annual Report received a merit award at the integrated reporting awards ceremony hosted by the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa in partnership with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
At the 2016 MineSAFE awards, three of Harmony's operating units – the Asset Management Forum, Kusasalethu and Kalgold – received awards for second, third and fourth places respectively in the Best Improved Safety Performance category. Another three business units – Joel, Bambanani, and Kalgold – came second, third and fourth respectively in the Best Safety Performance category.
In addition, our health hubs healthcare model was awarded third place in the Medical/Wellness category. Furthermore our Merriespruit housing development was named the best community residential unit project in the Free State.
For the second consecutive year, the Carbon Disclosure Project has awarded Harmony a score of 100 for its climate change disclosure and ranked its climate change performance in Band A.
In addition, the Carbon Disclosure Project has also awarded Harmony a position on its Water A list in acknowledgment of the work being done in response to water issues and for sustainable water management. Harmony was one of only eight companies globally to achieve this award.
These awards all speak to our ongoing commitment to building a sustainable business and we are honoured to have been recognised.