Kumba Iron Ore
Our approach to mining
We provide a raw material that is essential for economic development and modern life. As a responsible miner we are the custodians of this precious resource.
Whether it’s dealing directly with our products as an engineer, or with people living in mining communities, our people make a difference every day.
2016 Annual Results
Annual Results 2016 overview
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The journeys of iron ore
Whether it’s a long-awaited trip to see family and friends, or the daily commute to work, every train journey begins with iron ore.
Logistics - a critical link
Our logistics processes and infrastructure serve as the link between our operations and our clients. They ensure our product is able to reach customers around the world.
Consistent Blending is an important consideration for satisfying the demands of the market.
How to become a supplier
Discover what we expect from our suppliers and how to apply here.
Sustainable Development report 2015
You can download our Sustainable Development Report for 2015 in our Annual Reporting section.
We remain dedicated to leaving behind a positive legacy to our host communities
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We recognise that our mining operations are located in areas where sustainable social and economic development is most needed. Our goal is to go beyond compliance with legal requirements as we strive for excellence and best practice in development.
Ensuring mutually beneficial relationships with our host communities is central to Kumba’s responsibility to society. We believe that we share the benefits from our business fairly with our stakeholders, balancing what is needed with what is possible.
Our social licence to operate depends on our harmonious co-existence with the communities in which we operate. This hinges on regular engagement with our stakeholders, fostering relations and forming partnerships. Based on our vision of becoming a developmental partner of choice to these communities, we also seek to understand their traditional rights and cultural heritages.
We aim for candid and transparent interactions and to create a positive legacy that will last well beyond the life of our mines. Another objective is to minimise and mitigate any adverse impacts our activities may have on the communities. The effective management of social issues is a necessary element of good overall operational management, and a source of competitive advantage.
Each year we need to generate enough revenue to meet the legitimate needs of stakeholders. While we’re doing this we also need to think about the future, and how to ensure we remain a viable business for years to come. To do this we need to mine efficiently, keep our costs low and invest a portion of capital generated into projects that will sustain us well into the future.
We also want to use our success to help build other healthy businesses that can contribute to the South African economy. As a result more than 60% of our procurement is with BEE-suppliers and much of this is with local companies in the communities around our operations.
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