Sishen Iron Ore Company (Anglo American)

Mined materials: Iron ore

Audit timeline

Stage 1:  completed 1 September 2021

Stage 2:  completed 18 March 2022

Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa

Audit details

Assessment type: Initial Audit

Assessment scope:  The assessment will include Sishen 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 Sishen site (during Stage 1, ERM-CVS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):

  • 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 2 completed.

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

Audit-related complaints

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

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