Governance

DRDGOLD’s board of directors continues to ensure that the principles of good corporate governance as recognised and practised throughout the world are upheld and implemented.

All the directors are fully aware that they are the custodians of corporate governance in the organisation and this is reflected in the way they execute their fiduciary duties, which is with diligence, integrity and honour. DRDGOLD’s intention is to filter these principles throughout the organisation, and to achieve this the company has implemented the ‘Best Life’ campaign which appeals to the intellect of the workforce and encourages employees to live the best life possible, in an effort to improve the quality of life for future generations. An employee wellness programme has also been implemented providing employees with 24/7 access to a free information and counselling service. DRDGOLD considers its human capital as its most important asset and key to the sustainability of the business in the longer term.

During FY2016, DRDGOLD complied substantially with the Code of and Report on Governance Principles for South Africa (King III). More information on governance can be found in the Governance report of the Integrated Report 2016.

King III is a codified body of principles which is intended to serve as a guideline for the enhancement of high standards of corporate governance. DRDGOLD is committed to observing the provisions of King III and enforces it to the extent possible within the context of the ‘apply or explain’ principle of the report.

DRDGOLD has in place the systems and controls to promote discipline, transparency, accountability, responsibility and fairness for the protection of the interests of shareholders, employees and the communities in which it operates. As far as possible, the company enforces the provisions of King III’s ‘apply or explain’ principle.

DRDGOLD’s shares are quoted on the JSE Limited, which is its primary listing. DRDGOLD is also registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States of America and its ordinary shares are quoted on the New York Stock Exchange Limited in the form of an American Depositary Receipts Programme, administered by the Bank of New York Mellon. Accordingly, DRDGOLD is subject to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which is documented in the company’s Form 20-F, filed annually with the SEC.

Policies


The US FCPA Compliance Policy & Guidelines (PDF – 314KB)

Sustainable development policy 2014 (PDF – 298KB)

JSE King III Register (PDF – 57KB)

Promotion of Access to Information Manual (PDF – 80KB)

Code of Ethics (PDF – 300KB)

Gender Diversity Policy (PDF – 900KB)