Sishen Iron Ore Company (Anglo American)

Mined materials: Iron ore

Audit timeline

Audit start date

Stage 1:  1 September 2021

Stage 2:  Previously scheduled for 6 – 11 December 2021

Audit completion date

No date yet

Postmasburg, Northern Cape, South Africa

Audit details

Assessment type: Initial Audit

Assessment scope:  The assessment will include Kolomela operations and facilities, including an open pit mine, crusher, beneficiation (gravity separation, cyclone and drum), tailings  storage facilities, and waste rock disposal areas. 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.

The Sishen Iron Ore Company proposed in its assessment application form that the following chapters of the IRMA Standard are not relevant at the Kolomela site (during Stage 1, ERM-CVS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):

  • 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: Email ERM-CVS to provide input or participate in the audit. (email)

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