Sustainable development

Sustainable development

Over the last 20 years, RBM has made significant strides that include:

  • investing R73 million in new roads in local communities
  • being the largest mineral sands producer and beneficiation company in South Africa
  • implementing a real-time emissions monitoring technology to monitor its impact on air quality
  • spending over R60 million since 2006 in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of education in host communities and in the broader region
  • reusing waste gas (CO) from the smelter plant as an energy source in the production process which allows for the reduction of GHG emissions
  • pioneering best practice in dune forest rehabilitation
  • clearing vegetation from the dunes and a team of archaeologists, assisted by local residents, goes to work before mining begins, searching historical sites that would not otherwise have been accessible
  • improving water treatment capabilities allows for water to be reused 21 times

 

“Our commitment is beyond mining, we would like to leave this area better than the way we found it. We believe that if we are to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of families living in our host communities then joint partnerships with government are critical!”
Mpho Mothoa

RBM are proud to work with energy specialists Ensight