Mined materials: Chromium, Gold, Iridium, Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium, Ruthenium
7 June 2021 (Stage 1)
Assessment type: Initial Audit
Assessment scope: The assessment will include operations and facilities in the Amandelbult mining complex area, which is made up of the Dishaba and Tumela underground mines, the Zizwe Batlase open pit operation, and concentrator, chrome recovery plant and mine waste facilities. During the assessment the impacts and issues associated with all mining operations and the associated facilities will be reviewed, and each site will be visited.
Rustenburg Platinum Mines proposed in its assessment application form that the following chapters of the IRMA Standard are not relevant at the Amandelbult site (during Stage 1, ERM-CVS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):
- 2.2 – Free, Prior and Informed Consent
- 2.4 – Resettlement
- 3.4 – Mines in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
- 3.6 – Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
- 4.7 – Cyanide Management
- 4.8 – Mercury Management
Audit status: Stage 1 under way.
Certification body: ERM Certification and Verification Services. (website)
Stakeholder engagement: Email ERM-CVS to provide input or participate in the audit. (email)