Exxaro Resources limited
Environmental, social and governance report 2021


Everything we do today ensures a safer and more productive tomorrow.

Our sustainability is built on mutually beneficial relationships and the values we share with our stakeholders. As such, we conduct our business activities in a way that promotes development and success for us and our stakeholders, ensuring we have a holistic, positive and lasting impact on our people, communities and society at large.

Our social approach to business is driven by our responsibility to be accountable for our actions and positively impact our people and communities. As such, our business activities promote social development in our communities and, as responsible corporate citizens, we strive for operational efficiency, growth and regulatory compliance.

We manage our social impact by, among others:

  • Delivering on our strategy
  • Being a responsible corporate citizen
  • Benchmarking our progress against industry peers
  • Committing to socio-economic development
  • Upholding legal and regulatory compliance

We are guided by our Sustainable Growth and Impact strategy, supported by individual people, community and human rights-related strategies and policies, as outlined below. Our commitments include endorsements of several external voluntary standards, charters and principles, including the UNGC and SDGs. We also consider the long-term perspectives of government strategies such as the 2030 National Development Plan and integrated development plans of the local municipalities where we operate.

Our activities align with South African mining industry regulations and actively participate in many industry channels, including the Minerals Council, Business Unity South Africa and Business Leadership South Africa.

We monitor legal and parliamentary processes to clarify the intent and standing of the Mining Charter III and remain committed to complying with its letter and spirit.

Our social commitments fall under the following three areas, each supported by specific strategies and policies:


People strategy: Guides our employee engagement approach


Community strategy: Manages community and socio-economic development activities

Human rights

Human rights approach: Guides us in upholding and protecting the dignity of people

In this chapter, we report on our progress during the year in achieving our social impact objectives, including our commitment to societal stakeholders, our impact on social and relationship capital, and how our projects support our Sustainable Growth and Impact strategy.


  • Record five consecutive years fatality-free
  • 12 791 employees and 2 452 community members vaccinated
  • Three-year wage agreements concluded with four unions
  • Disbursements of R85.8 million to ESD beneficiaries
  • Cennergi:
    • Zero community unrest
    • Zero COVID-19 loss of life
    • Buy-in of safety indaba by all contractors


Exxaro's vaccination campaign

A timely reminder to employees to vaccinate during Exxaro's vaccination campaign

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