Materiality assessment

Understanding issues

Our understanding of the issues that affect our business and the natural resources industry sector

Regulatory developments

Regulatory developments and deadlines: our requirements under the law and how they affect our activities

Feedback mechanisms

Feedback mechanisms: topics raised during engagement with our people and external stakeholders

Materiality assessment process

In line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidance on materiality, our assessment process begins with a Group-wide review of material topics at global and local levels. This identifies topics raised during structured engagement activities, by a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. It considers the issues that affect our peers and the entire sector, assessing media coverage and feedback from local communities.

We report on issues with global interest or impact, or that affect more than one region. We consider a topic material if senior management determines that it may significantly affect our business operations or have a significant impact on any of our stakeholders. This assessment is then approved by the Board HSEC Committee.

Material topics and stakeholders affected

 

Topic Issues Stakeholders

Our people: safety

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Fatalities
Injuries
Our people
Labour unions
Our host governments
Communities

Our people: health

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Occupational health
Public health
Our people
Our communities
Labour unions
Our host governments
NGOs

Environment

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Water use
Energy use
Waste management
Land use and closure management
Climate change
Air quality/emissions
Our host communities
Our host governments
Our business partners
Our investors
NGOs

Community & human rights

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Respecting human rights
Engagement with communities and stakeholders
Making a contribution to society
Our people
Our host communities
Our host governments
Our business partners
Our investors
NGOs

Our people: workforce

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Work conditions
Workforce attraction and retention
Management of operational changes
Engagement with labour unions
Our people
Labour unions
Our host governments
Our host communities

Governance

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Taxes and royalty payments to host governments Governments
Our host communities
NGOs
Our business partners
Our investors

Product stewardship

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Regulatory compliance
Access to market
Public and environmental health
Governments
Our customers