Group sustainability performance

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2015 2014
Assmang Head office Assmang Head office
Indicator Unit operations^ operations operations^ operations
Total greenhouse gas emissions Tonnes CO2e 1 627 380  28 133  1 649 895* 27 905*
– Scope 1 emissions Tonnes CO2e 533 014# 13 019  507 210* 13 901*
– Scope 2 emissions Tonnes CO2e 1 094 366# 15 114  1 142 684 14 003
Electricity consumption MWh 1 164 218# 16 163  1 215 621 14 974
Diesel consumption ‘000 litres 58 387# 4 965  54 017 5 336
Water consumption m3 10 830 348  460 552  11 701 756 560 399
Waste generation
– Waste rock m3 57 243 503  3 763 802  79 207 808 2 339 191
– Tailings/slag Tonnes 4 435 627  100 383  4 019 204 68 778
Financial provision for rehabilitation and closure R million 700,2  21,0  574.9* 21.0*
Number of environmental administrative penalties/fines Number –  –  1
Fatalities Number – 
Lost-time injuries Number 32  18  31 11
Lost-time injury frequency rate Per 200 000 hours 0,26  1,72  0,25 1,15
Section 54 notices issued (Mine Health and Safety Act) Number 5 3
Production shifts lost due to section 54 notices Number 23  33  18 17
Prohibition notices issues (Occupational Health and Safety Act) Number –  1
Medicals performed Number 18 224  1 431  19 894 1 100
Audiograms performed Number 18 579  1 431  21 551 1 101
Noise-induced hearing loss cases referred for compensation Number 16  13 3
New tuberculosis cases reported Number 50
– Pulmonary TB Number
Multi-drug resistant TB Number
Total number of employees as of 30 June 2015 13 719  960  13 128 906
– Permanent Number 6 272  441  6 537 389
– Contract Number 7 447  519  6 591 517
Production days lost to strike action Number –  –  7
New employee houses completed Number 1 460  –  1 321
Community and economic development expenditure R million 107,2  15,3  136,4 23,0
^ All figures for the Assmang operations are stated on a 100% basis
* Restated figures
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