Sustainability

Community

Orion is a catalyst for socio-economic development

We value:

  • Impact
  • Focus
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship

Orion Minerals considers its relationships with local communities to be equally as important as the technical and commercial needs of the organisation. To this end, Orion Minerals’ Directors and management constantly canvas the views of the local communities in which they operate, with open public meetings held to inform the community of the Company’s progress and intended work plans. Community consultation is vital to the success of our business. We aim to develop and maintain positive relations with all stakeholders in every aspect of our business operations. We are delighted to have received such an enthusiastic local response to our operations and will continue to seek community involvement as our projects progress.

Community update

Orion Minerals update on COVID-19 measures

While Orion Minerals has streamlined its operations to safeguard its employees, communities and business from the impact of COVID-19, it continues to work with local government, as well as other private companies and organisations in Siyathemba to ensure a collaborative COVID-19 response.

Orion Minerals update on COVID-19 measures [PDF 121KB]

Outcomes of the Bankable Feasibility Study

Orion Minerals last year presented and will this year further discuss its shared value model with the community through its Stakeholder Engagement Forum. In a community update, the group provides an overview of the Prieska Copper-Zinc Projects, a summary of the Bankable Feasibility Study – particularly as it applies to the community – and details its Social and Labour Plans.

Community update presentation [PDF 4MB]

Stakeholder Engagement Forum

The Orion Minerals Stakeholder Engagement Forum (SEF) serves as a platform for representative community interest groups to keep appraised of developments at the Prieska Project. Nominated community representatives, representing all five administrative wards making up the Siyathemba Municipality, have been allocated half of the seats on the SEF – the other seats are made up of representatives of local government, BEE shareholders and employees.

Stakeholder Engagement Forum representatives

Siyathemba community meeting, Prieska Town Hall

Memorandum of understanding (MoU)

Signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Orion and Siyathemba Municipality, Prieska, October 2017