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REPORTING IN LINE WITH THE GRI

Northam has provided an index below of compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3.1 reporting guidelines and the core performance indicators.

Northam has self-declared a B+ level of reporting and has engaged external auditors ERM to assure certain key parameters and the groupís compliance with its stated application level. In addition, GRI has verified that this report fully complies with the G3.1 reporting guidelines and core performance indicators for a B+ level of reporting (see GRI application level check statement).

G3.1 IndicatorDescriptionPage Level of reporting
Profile
1.Strategy and analysis
1.1Statement from senior decision makerChief Executive’s review Fully
1.2Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunitiesChief Executive’s review Fully
2. Organisational profile
2.1Organisation’s nameCompany profile Fully
2.2Major products Company profile, Our products and markets Fully
2.3Operational structure and major divisionsCompany profile Fully
2.4 Location of headquarters Company profile Fully
2.5 Countries of operation Company profile Fully
2.6 Nature of ownership Company profile Fully
2.7 Markets served including geographic breakdown/sectors served/customers Company profile, Our products and markets, Economic performance Fully
2.8 Scale of organisation including number of employees, net sales/revenues, total capitalisation Company profile, Economic performance,Integrated report: Ten year financial review, Financial director’s review, Fully
2.9 Significant changes during reporting period Company profile Fully
2.10 Awards received Corporate governance Fully
3. Report parameters
3.1Reporting periodReport scope and boundary Fully
3.2Date of previous reportReport scope and boundary Fully
3.3Reporting cycleReport scope and boundary Fully
3.4Contact pointReport scope and boundary Fully
Report scope and boundary
3.5Process for defining report contentOur approach, Chief executive's review Fully
3.6Boundary of the reportReport scope and boundary Fully
3.7Limitations on the scope or boundary of the reportReport scope and boundary Fully
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, etc. Report scope and boundary Fully
3.9 Data measurement techniques and bases of calculations including assumptions Report scope and boundary Fully
3.10 Restatements of information Report scope and boundary Fully
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods Company profile, Economic performance Fully
GRI content index
3.12Table identifying the location of the disclosures in the report This page Fully
Assurance
3.13Policy and practice for seeking independent assurance for reportReport from the Independent Assurer Fully
4. Governance, commitments and engagement
Management approachCorporate governance Fully
4.1Governance structure including committeesCorporate governance Fully
4.2Indicate whether chair of highest governance body is also an executive officerCorporate governance Fully
4.3Number and gender of independent directorsCorporate governance Fully
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations/direction to highest governance bodyEngaging with our Stakeholders, Corporate governance Fully
4.5 Linkage between compensation and organisation’s performance for members of highest governance body/senior executivesCorporate governance Fully
4.6Process for the board to ensure conflicts of interest are avoidedCorporate governance Fully
4.7 Processes for determining qualifications and expertise for guiding strategy Corporate governance Fully
4.8 Mission and values statements, codes of conduct, principles relevant to economic, environmental and social performance, and status of implementation Corporate governance Fully
4.9 Procedures of highest governance body for overseeing economic, environmental and social performance including compliance and codes of conduct Corporate governance Fully
4.10 Processes for evaluating performance of governance body with respect to economic, environmental and social performance Corporate governance Fully
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11 Explanation of how precautionary approach/principle is addressed by organisation Environmental performance Fully
4.12 Externally developed, voluntary economic, environmental, and social charters, sets of principles, or other initiatives Report scope and boundary, Corporate governance, Economic performance,
Employment and Human Rights
Fully
4.13 Significant memberships in associations and/or advocacy organisations Engaging with our Stakeholders Fully
Stakeholder engagement
Management approach Engaging with our Stakeholders Fully
4.14 List of stakeholder groups Engaging with our Stakeholders Fully
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage Engaging with our Stakeholders Fully
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency and type Engaging with our Stakeholders Fully
4.17 Key issues raised through stakeholder engagement and how organisation has responded Engaging with our Stakeholders Fully
Economic performance indicators
Management approach Economic performance Fully
Economic performance indicators
EC1 Economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments Economic performance Fully
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change Economic performance Fully
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government. Economic performance Fully
Market presence
EC6 Policy, practices and proportion of spending on locally based suppliers at significant locations of operation Economic performance, Northam in the community Fully
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation Employment and Human Rights Fully
Indirect economic impacts
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind or pro-bono engagement. Northam in the community Fully
Environmental performance indicators
Management approach Environmental performance Partially
Materials
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Environmental performance Fully
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Environmental performance Fully
Materials
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source Environmental performance Fully
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source Environmental performance Fully
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy-based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives Environmental performance Fully
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved Environmental performance  
Water
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Environmental performance Fully
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Environmental performance Fully
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused Environmental performance Fully
Biodiversity
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Environmental performance Fully
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Environmental performance Fully
EN13 Habitats protected or restored Environmental performance Fully
EN14 Strategies, current actions and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity Environmental performance Fully
EN15 Number of Red List species with habitats in areas affected by operations Environmental performance Fully
Emissions, effluents and waste
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental performance Fully
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental performance Fully
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved Environmental performance Fully
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight Environmental performance Fully
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination Environmental performance Fully
Products and services
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation Our products and markets, Product responsibility Fully
Compliance
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Corporate governance, Environmental performance Fully
Transport
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organisation’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce Environmental performance Fully
Social performance: Labour practices and decent work performance indicators
  Management approach Employment and human rights Fully
Employment
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region; broken down by gender Employment and human rights Fully
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region Employment and human rights Fully
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations Employment and human rights Fully
Labour/management relations
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements Employment and human rights Fully
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements Employment and human rights Fully
Labour/management relations
LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programmes Safety, health and employee well-being: Safety Fully
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region Safety, health and employee well-being: Safety Fully
LA8 Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk-control programmes in place to assist workforce Safety, health and employee well-being: Health Fully
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions Safety, health and employee well-being: Safety Fully
Training and education
LA11 Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Employment and human rights Fully
Diversity and opportunity
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity Corporate governance, Employment and human rights Fully
Human Rights performance indicators
Management approach Employment and human rights Partially
Non-discrimination
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Employment and human rights: Employment practices, Women in mining Fully
Freedom of association and collective bargaining
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights Employment and human rights: Human rights and collective bargaining, Employment equity Fully
Child labour
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour Employment and human rights Fully
Forced and compulsory labour
HR7 Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour Employment and human rights Fully
Society performance indicators
Management approach Northam in the community Partially
Local communities
SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmes Employment and human rights, Northam in the community Fully
SO9 Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities Employment and human rights, Northam in the community Fully
SO10 Prevention and mitigation measures implemented in operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities Employment and human rights, Northam in the community Fully
Public policy
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions by country Corporate governance Fully
Anti-competitive behaviour
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practices, and their outcomes Corporate governance Fully
Compliance
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practices, and their outcomes Corporate governance Fully
Product responsibility performance indicators
Management approach Product responsibility Fully
Customer health and safety
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures Product responsibility Fully
PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes Product responsibility Fully
Products and services
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements Product responsibility Fully
PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes Product responsibility Fully
Marketing communication
PR6 Programmes for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship Product responsibility Fully
PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship by type of outcomes Product responsibility Fully
Customer privacy
PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Product responsibility Fully
Compliance
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services Product responsibility Fully

GRI application level
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