The growth of AEMFC is measured in large part by the improvement of the standard of living of communities in which we operate. The protection of the environment therefore becomes a critical responsibility and the preservation of the quality of life is a key objective of the company’s growth plans.

Other key initiatives include social expenditure (2014: R1.2 million) on various projects for improvement in community health, roads and other community infrastructure or facilities.

Further and in compliance with best practices in relation to the safety and health of all employees and their working environment, over the period under review, Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) improved from 1.24 to 0.38 per 200 000 man hours against a target of 1.72.