Sustainability Overview


A commitment to sustainable business practice is embodied in the Richards Bay Coal Terminal philosophy. We are of the firm belief that our proven ability to sustain our business during the past three decades is the positive result of our focus on our economic, environmental and social performances, which supports our strategic approach to business. 

Through the improved Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework we strive to promote transparency, enhance the clarity and credibility of our communication with our stakeholders, facilitate comparisons across various organisations and address issues that concern stakeholders.

Intrinsic to our coal handling processes and development strategies, are our efforts to ensure the sustainability of our business, our people, our communities and our environment.

This vision is driven through the following key strategies:

  • Health, Safety, Environment,
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Organisational Health (People)
  • Operational Efficiencies
  • Stakeholder and Business Partner Engagement

We operate within an ecologically sensitive, natural environment with abundant plant and animal life. 

Reflecting our commitment to the environment is our logo – symbolic of the pelicans found in this area. Stringent management systems comply with national and international best practice, and ensure the wellbeing of our people, our environment and our surrounding communities.