GROUP SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

2019

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Underground Mining + Oil & Gas + Power & Water

Manage communicable and non-communicable
diseases and wellness

MAIN LIFESTYLE-RELATED AND CHRONIC DISEASE RISKS
  • HIV and tuberculosis (“TB”).
  • Malaria.
  • Diabetes.
  • Hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol.

OUR INITIATIVES

We encourage employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle and provide them with access to voluntary screening to detect lifestyle-related diseases. During the year, we provided health education and awareness on HIV and general wellbeing using wellness campaigns and one-on-one counselling as part of the medical surveillance examinations. Onsite primary healthcare clinics at some sites enable employees to easily monitor their blood pressure and cholesterol.

HIV

Our HIV interventions target employees working in the SADC region where HIV and TB are prevalent. Our employees are able to access voluntary counselling and testing, treatment support at our onsite and government clinics and funded support from government-sponsored programmes and medical aid schemes.

Our onsite primary healthcare clinic at the Medupi power project in Lephalale collaborates with the Limpopo Provincial Health Department on HIV, sexually transmitted infections and the management of TB.

During the year, 336 employees in the area participated in voluntary HIV testing (FY2018: 558), with the demobilisation of the power project accounting for the decrease. A total of 31 employees were enrolled on the HIV Support programme (FY2018: 30).

Tuberculosis

A rigorous screening programme is in place to detect the early signs of TB, enabling the timeous treatment of employees testing positive. The TB Incidence Rate of five cases per 10 000 employees is significantly below the South African national prevalence rate.

Malaria

The Malaria Prophylaxis programme for employees working in or visiting sub-Saharan Africa has proven effective as no employee required Malaria treatment during FY2019.

             
HIV
1 748
  4.0%   TB
5 729
  MALARIA
0

VOLUNTARY HIV TESTS, EQUATING TO 29% OF THE WORKFORCE IN THE SADC REGION.

FY2018: 2 554 TESTS AND 23% OF THE WORKFORCE IN THE SADC REGION

 

OF EMPLOYEES TESTED ARE HIV POSITIVE.

FY2018: 1.6%

 

PULMONARY TB SCREENS WITH FIVE EMPLOYEES CONFIRMED POSITIVE.

FY2018: 9 561 screens and nine employees confirmed positive

 

MALARIA CASES ACROSS ALL OPERATIONS.

FY2018: 1