2011 Awards: Impala
2011 IMIU Award for Excellence in Risk Engineering
Awarded to Impala Platinum South Africa
“For the Mining Operation that has achieved the greatest improvement in the
reduction of Risk Exposure as audited by IMIU”
Impala Platinum’s South African operations have, in recent years, achieved close to the highest levels of Risk Reduction as measured by IMIU. IMIU has visited Impala regularly during the last 14 years and are delighted to recognise the efforts made by Impala that have resulted in them having the additional distinction of being measured by IMIU as the most improved mining operation worldwide.
This award was presented to David Brown,
Chief Executive Officer of Implats at their offices in Johannesburg.
Left to right: David Brown, CEO Implats; Julia Plaisted, Manager - Operations, IMIU; Patrick Plaisted, Managing Director, IMIU; Paul Dunne, Executive Director, SA Operations, Implats;
Gwilym Howes, Principal Risk Engineer, IMIU.
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) is in the business of mining, refining and marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs), as well as nickel, copper and cobalt.
In the 2010 financial year, Implats produced 1.74Moz of platinum (approximately 25% of global supply) and 3.7Moz of PGMs. The group employs approximately 54,000 people (including contractors) across its operations and is one of the most efficient and lowest cost primary platinum producers in the world.
Impala Platinum, Implats’ primary operational unit, has operations situated on the Impala lease area on the western limb of the world-renowned Bushveld Complex near Rustenburg in South Africa, and in Springs east of Johannesburg. In FY2010 the operation produced 871,000 ounces of platinum and has a 30 year production plan in place to produce up to 1 million ounces of platinum per annum.
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