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Company Response

10 Jul 2015

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Lonmin

So. Africa: Lonmin response regarding Marikana community complaint to the World Bank Ombudsman

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'Lonmin response to IFC complaint by affected community members in relation to social and environmental impacts of Lonmin’s operation in Marikana', 10 Jul 2015:…Lonmin is aware of its continued obligation to contribute to alleviating housing and accommodation issues, particularly around Marikana. The company is committed to working closely with…government to meet these challenges…We accept that our social performance in the past has not always been what was hoped, but, our shortfalls were not as a result of non-compliance…but rather a result of…over-ambitious plans…Lonmin does not see these as reasons to hold back on efforts to transform existing structures, provide affordable housing and plan for future housing requirements. The company has learnt from the tragic events of Marikana, recognises the structural changes in the mining industry and is committed to working with its stakeholders to bring about real change and transformation. 

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