Effective risk management is an essential part of our culture and strategy. The accurate and timely identification, assessment and management of principal risks give us a clear understanding of the actions required to achieve our objectives.

The Risk and Compliance Management Department:

  • Provides guidelines, standards and best practice examples of risk and compliance management at the corporate and business unit levels
  • Is responsible for risk and compliance management systems
  • Maintains the Group’s risk register
  • Organises and promotes risk and compliance workshops
  • Supervises the operations
  • Reviews the effectiveness of mitigating actions
  • Supports internal stakeholders in key strategic decisions

Areas of focus and development during 2022:

  • Implemented on-site risk reviews of certain selected risk areas accompanied by senior management, increasing the risk maturity level of the Group
  • Co-coordinated contingency committees in line with our risk management process
  • Updated the Company’s risk appetite statement, including the sections relating to Environmental Management, Operations and Tailings Storage, and the Project Execution risk section was expanded to incorporate the conversion of mineral resources to ore reserves. The updated statement was approved by the Board and the level of risk appetite for all risk areas was unchanged
  • Reported monthly to the Executive Committee to identify and manage any deviation from expected performance
  • Defined and implemented lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Tested and validated the Business Continuity Plan
  • Introduced new controls identified during the assessment of the impact of the conflict in Ukraine
  • Participated in the review of the FQAR (Functional Quality Assurance Review) project
  • Continued training risk owners and main users
  • Updated and monitored critical controls and action plans
  • Prepared new action plans to maintain risk exposure within acceptable limits
  • Embedded timely and comprehensive risk analysis into each relevant decision-making process
  • Shared best practices across our operating companies

Our Risk Management Cycle

View our full risk management section from pages 24-25 of the 2022 Annual Report.