Sibanye-Stillwater is pleased to announce that its SA gold operations achieved 10 million fatality free shifts on 26 January 2020 – a significant milestone, never before achieved in the history of these gold operations, nor in the history of the SA deep level gold mining industry.
The SA gold operations are amongst the deepest in the world, extending to more than 3km below surface, which makes it a truly worthy achievement considering that it was accomplished by 30 000 employees and contractors working safely for 8.5 hours a day over a 519 day period since 25 August 2018.
CEO, Neal Froneman says, “Milestones like these illustrate what can be achieved when all stakeholders contribute constructively and work together. Special appreciation goes to our workforce for working safely and living our CARES values (commitment, accountability, respect, enabling, safety). Our intense focus on safe production across the Group continues, with the implementation of longer-term safety and cultural interventions a strategic priority. We continue to promote meaningful engagement with all our stakeholders, as part of the safety improvement journey and in the development of our safety culture.”