Our performance in 2019

As we deepen the integration of sustainability into our business, we have strengthened the connection between our business activities and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This section provides an overview of our performance in 2019, aligned with our 2030 aspirational goals.


Workplaces free of injury and harm

Fatalities in 2019

0(2018: 3)

Alignment to SDGs
  • 3Good health and well-being
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Healthy workplaces, healthy employees and healthy communities

New cases of silicosis in 2019

19(2018: 47)

All occupational disease frequency rate (AODFR)

1.36(2018: 3.29)

Alignment to SDGs
  • 3Good health and well-being
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Zero harm and equitable use of resources

Alignment to SDGs
  • 6 Clean water and sanitation
  • 12 Responsible consumption and production
  • 13 Climate action
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Governments and communities

Resilient and self-sustaining communities – free from povery and inequality

Total economic value distributed
  • $808mGovernment+
  • $559mEmployees+
  • $208mProviders of capital+
  • $26mCommunity+
  • $1,715mSuppliers and services=
  • $3,316m

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Alignment to SDGs
  • 1 No poverty
  • 8 Decent work and economic growth
  • 9 Industry innovation and infrastructure
  • 10 Reduced inequalities
  • 11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • 17 Partnerships for the goals
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Security and human rights

No human rights violations and communities assist in protecting our business

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) incidents

0(2018: 0)

VPSHR allegations

3(2018: 1)

VPSHR training of security personnel

99.5%(2018: 98%)

Alignment to SDGs
  • 10 Reduced inequalities
  • 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
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