Access to Environmental Documentation

As per legislative requirements in the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 and the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015; we have documentation which is accessible to the public upon request from the communications officer for all our business units.

Eastern Chrome Mines, Western Chrome Mines, Tubatse Ferrochrome, Middelburg Ferrochrome, Ferrometals, TC Smelter, Dikwena Chrome and Tubatse Alloy.

If you require access to these specified documents, please contact the SHEQ Administrator on the following contact details:

Tel: 013 249 4408

The following documentation can be downloaded by clicking on the document link and completing the download form. You will receive an e-mail with a link that will enable you to download the document directly.
Available documents for downloading (click on relevant document for access):

Western Chrome Mines – Mooinooi EMPR

Western Chrome Mines – Elandsdrift EMPR

Western Chrome Mines – Millsell EMPR

Fatal Risk Control Protocol (FRCP) Protocol Manual

Striving for Zero Harm to our People and our Environment

Samancor Chrome, as is common with all mining and mineral processing operations in South Africa, is subject to numerous laws, regulations, permits, licenses and other conditions that are designed to protect worker health and safety and the environment.


Samancor Chrome’s Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) policies, standards and procedures, exceed the statutory minimum levels of protection in line with the organisation’s strong commitment towards worker safety, protection of public health, welfare and the environment.


A top to bottom approach to SHEQ responsibility has resulted in Samancor Chrome constantly driving its leading SHEQ performance towards the ideal of achieving a state ‘Zero Harm’. This is at the core of the company’s SHEQ policy and related initiatives, which apply to our people, contractors and suppliers, visitors to any of Samancor Chrome’s sites and the broader community in general.


As such, the SHEQ Policy Statement declares:


As a major producer of chrome ore and ferrochrome products, Samancor Chrome is committed to:

  • Striving to produce a product that consistently meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Actively protecting and maintaining the Health and Safety of persons working for and on behalf of the organisation, as well as the community that surrounds us from activity-related risks, as far as reasonably practicable.
  • Actively protecting the surrounding environment in which we operate from those impacts that may arise as a result of our operations and applying the principle of sustainable management in all our operational activities.

This commitment will be achieved by:

  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining an OH&S Policy in consultation with workers at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ensuring that this policy is promoted and applied within the organisation and is made available to interested parties.
  • Developing a SHEQ culture by improving our employees and contractors’ SHEQ awareness and skills and keeping them accountable for all SHEQ performance aspects in their respective areas.
  • Committing to comply with all applicable South African SHEQ legislation, Codes of Practice and guidelines, other legislation and organisational standards.
  • Ensuring that all SHEQ risks and impacts are identified, evaluated and controlled according to a well maintained SHEQ Management Plan.
  • Setting and reviewing of objectives and targets for continuous improvement in SHEQ performance, legal compliance targets and by supporting operational excellence initiatives.
  • Monitoring and measuring effectiveness of SHEQ performance by conducting regular audits, reviews and providing appropriate resources to implement this policy.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to combat the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace and our surrounding communities by implementing decisive control measures.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to apply United Nations’ guiding principles on business and human rights – ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy” in all our practices.
  • Committing to strengthen global efforts to eliminate contemporary slavery and exploitation, which includes forced labour and human trafficking.
  • Committing to apply the best practical environmental options to prevent pollution and to protect the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Planning, designing, operating and closing operations in a manner that promotes sustainable development.
  • Contributing meaningfully to the economic, social and educational wellbeing of communities in which we operate, while always displaying a due regard and respect for local interests, cultures and customs in all such interactions.
  • Reviewing this policy annually in order to ensure its continued relevance.