Amandelbult Complex

Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd. (Anglo American)

Mined materials: Chromium, Gold, Iridium, Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium, Ruthenium

Audit timeline

Audit start date

Stage 1:  7 June 2021

Stage 2:  16 May 2022 (scheduled – see ERM-CVS announcement. Note: the on-site portion previously scheduled for 29 Nov – 4 December 2021 had to be postponed due to concerns related to Covid-19)

Audit completion date

20 May 2022 (scheduled)

Chromite, Limpopo, South Africa

Audit details

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 completed. Stage 2 scheduled.

Certification body: ERM Certification and Verification Services. (website)

Stakeholder engagement:  To provide input or participate in audits, contact:

ERM Certification and Verification Services Limited
Postnet Suite 90, Private Bag X12,
Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa, 7966
Telephone: +27 11 798 4300
WhatsApp: +27 87 195 2993
Email: post@ermcvs.com

Audit-related complaints

  • To file a complaint about the audit results (e.g., achievement level, scores, content of audit reports) contact ERM-CVS at post@ermcvs.com
  • To file a complaint about auditors or Certification Bodies (e.g., performance, competencies, potential conflicts of interest, etc.): file a complaint with IRMA.

More information