Who are we

We are Glencore

We are one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies. Through the scale and diversity of our industrial and marketing businesses, we responsibly supply the commodities that are fundamental to the building blocks of life.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose is to responsibly source the commodities that advance everyday life. This Purpose guides every decision we make and every action we take, and is fuelled by our commitment to bringing long-term growth and opportunity to all our stakeholders. 

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Our role in South Africa is informed by our social license to operate and, as a responsible operator, we engage with our employees and local communities openly and transparently. Ensuring their collective safety, health and well-being is our highest priority, and we do everything we can to promote equality, preserve human rights and protect the environment.

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Where we operate

Our four coal operations are located in the coal-rich province of Mpumalanga, while our ferroalloys mines and smelters can be found across the northern part of South Africa, in the North West Province and Limpopo.

Our Commodities


We produce two primary commodities in South Africa: coal and ferroalloys.


We are one of South Africa’s leading producers of thermal or steam coal. In South Africa, our coal complexes produce thermal coal for export and domestic power generation. 
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We are also one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost producers of chrome ore, ferrochrome and vanadium. Our chromite assets are held through our majority stake in the Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture, and our vanadium assets through our majority stake in the Rhovan-Bakwena Vanadium Venture. We also market manganese ore and alloys.

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