Environment, Social and Governance
Zijin Mining continues to deepen the "streamlining, compliance and efficiency" reform with internationalisation as the main theme, endeavour to establish the ESG system, and enhance the Company’s ESG management mechanism. We adhere to the co-development belief of “Mining for a Better Society" and bring more benefits to more people so that our values and visions will be better understood.
Chen Jinghe
Chairman and Chief Officer of the Strategic and Sustainable Development (ESG) Committee
Our ESG Ecology

Adhering to the idea of sustainable development, we established an ESG management policies system with the Corporate Code of Conduct as the guidance. Taking ESG goals and performance as the core, making reference to the best international ESG management practices and disclosure requirements, we established the ESG goals and indicators system, incorporating the Company's management models for material issues. Through training and assessment , we effectively align our corporate practices with the ESG ecosystem.

Our ESG Governance

The Board members come from the fields of mining development, industry research, finance, and sustainable development. They have the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to discharge their duties.

The Company has a complete ESG governance structure. There are four committees at the Board level. The ESG Management Committee set up at the operational level is led by the President of the Company. The Corporate Social Responsibility Department at the headquarters and the ESG officers of the subsidiaries form an ESG coordination and management network, and different departments from the headquarters and subsidiaries form their own ESG management network.  Relying on the ESG working group networks, we efficiently break down the ESG strategic goals and policy requirements and deliver to the lower levels to take action, forming a dynamic and effective risk management and communication mechanism to promote good ESG practices. 

Board of Directors and the Strategy and Sustainability (ESG) Committee
  • Identify important ESG issues and determine sustainable development policies, strategies and goals
  • Supervise and inspect ESG work
  • Review the Company's ESG-related reports
  • Review the achievement of annual ESG performance targets that is linked to management's remuneration
ESG Steering and oversight Committee
  • Comprehensive supervision and guidance of ESG work at the Board, management, and executive levels of the Company
ESG Management Committee
  • Fommulate ESG vision, strategies, frameworks, principles, and policies
  • Review the main ESG trends and related risks and opportunities, and implement ESG strategies in corporate decision-making, investment, and operation
  • Review the Company's ESG-related reports and disclosure documents
  • Assign ESG tasks and supervise ESG practices
Professional ESG Departments at the Headquarters
  • Formulate relevant policies, norms, and standards regarding the ESG management; make phased work plans and implementation plans
  • Set up performance target systems related to ESG management issues and formulate measures to promote the implementation of related issues
  • Guide, supervise, inspect, and evaluate the work on ESG management issues
  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Practical work related to implementing the overall strategic objectives of ESG management
  • Communicate with stakeholders
Our Development Goals

We support the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) . Under the leadership of the Strategic and Sustainable Development (ESG) Committee of the Board of Directors, we have positioned ourselves as a "green, high-tech, leading global mining company, identifying 12 of the 17 SDGs as the high-priority goals and set our development strategies in the three dimensions of environment, society, and governance accordingly. We have aligned the Company's core areas with the SDGs and formulated short-term, medium-term, and long-term plans for the Company’s 2030 Development Goals.  We will actively carry out ESG practical work together with internal and external stakeholders to jointly create a sustainable future. 

A transparent, efficient, and responsible listed company
- Continue to improve the diversity of the Board of Directors - Continue to improve the independence of the Board of Directors - Increase the Board’s efforts to promote ESG management - Establish and improve the ESG risk management system
A green and sustainable environmentalist
- Reach carbon peak by 2029 - The proportion of renewable energy use shall increase to above 25% by 2030 - Using 2020 as the benchmark, all existing production and operation sites shall have obtained ISO 14001:2015 certification by 2023, and new production and operation sites shall have this certification within three years - Complete an environmental impact review for all production and operation sites every three years - The water re-use rate shall maintain at a level no less than 90% - By 2030, the water consumption intensity shall decrease by 10% compared with 2020 - All mines shall meet the green mine development standards by 2030 - By 2030, all smelting and processing companies shall meet the green factory development standards - Develop and implement biodiversity conservation plans for all mines by 2030 - By 2030, SO2 and NOx emission intensity shall be reduced by at least 5% from the 2020 levels - By 2030, the comprehensive utilisation rate of non-hazardous waste shall increase by 5% compared with 2020 - 100% restoration rate for recoverable land
A corporate social citizen that promotes harmonious development
- Local employment rate remains above 95% - Local procurement rate remains above 30% - Using 2020 as the benchmark, obtain ISO 45001:2018 certification for all existing production and operation sites by 2023, and new production and operation sites shall have this certification within three years - Maintain 100% coverage of employees and contractors in terms of safety training - 0 work-related death - 30% reduction in LTIR by 2022 compared with 2019 - 30% reduction in TRIR by 2022 compared with 2019 - At least 1% of profits is invested into the community per year
Our Engagement
Our Stakeholders

We identify our main stakeholders, including employees, shareholders and investors, business partners (including customers, suppliers, and contractors), governments and regulatory authorities, surrounding communities and environment, NGOs, and media based on the GRI Standards, AA1000SE, and other relevant international standards and guidelines for stakeholder communication.

We adhere to the principles of integrity, interaction, equality, and transparency, and respect the needs of stakeholders; we have established and improved the communication and participation mechanism of stakeholders and adopted multiple measures to strengthen periodic /aperiodic communication with stakeholders; we invite stakeholders to participate in decision-makings and activities related to corporate sustainability in order to understand the needs of stakeholders and the strengths and weaknesses of the Company’s ESG work. We regularly record, measure, and review our communication with stakeholders, and improve the communication mechanism in a timely manner based on the feedback from stakeholders, so as to continuously improve the effectiveness and timeliness of our communication with various stakeholders. 

Employees Shareholders and Investors Business Partners
Meeting of representatives of trade union
Conference and training
Bulletin board, Company Intranet
Annual general meeting
Results briefing
Information disclosure
Investors’ communication platform
Contractor training
Suppliers conference
Government and Regulatory Authorities Surrounding Communities and Environment NGOs, Media, and Research and Educational Institutions
Meeting with stock exchanges
Meeting with governments
Information disclosure platform
Visit by government officials
Community exchange
Mine open day
Environmental protection cooperation
Mining project kick-off meeting
Regular ESG report disclosure
Company’s official website
Our Material ESG Issues

Based on the materiality analysis process of the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) and Zijin Mining’s business characteristics, the materiality analysis process of Zijin Mining was formed. At the end of the reporting period, with the assistance of external ESG experts, we carried out a detailed survey. Based on the senior management’s judgments on the materiality assessment results, we screened out 12 important topics in relation to corporate development. We carried out business impact assessments of material issues and set up business strategies and long-term objectives. 

    • Identifying the Stakeholders
      6 categories of stakeholders were identified
    • Screening the Topics
      28 highly-relevant topics were identified based on international initiatives and standards (including GRI Standards, ISO 26000, SDGs, RGMPs, SASB, TCFD, and UNGC), investment and rating agencies (including CDP, DJSI, and MSCI) and corporate development goals
    • Questionnaire
      Through online research and field studies, about 5,000 questionnaires were distributed in various project locations, among which 4,223 questionnaires were returned, covering 9 countries in 5 continents in the world
    • Identifying Important Topics
      Based on the survey results, the topics were ranked in the order of importance to stakeholders and the Company and a matrix was drawn to identify 12 highly-important topics, which were also the focus of corporate risk management
    • Determining the Reporting Boundaries
      Based on the identified important topics, the key contents to be reported in this Report were determined
High-Materiality Topics
4. Business Ethics and Transparency 11. Energy Management 12. Water Resource Management 13. Waste and Toxic and Hazardous Substance Management 15. Biodiversity 16. Climate Change 20. Employee Training and Development 22. Occupational Health and Safety 23. Pandemic Prevention and Control 24. Security Practice 25. Human Rights Protection 27. Indigenous People’s Rights/Community Relations
Medium-Materiality Topics
1. Economic Performance/Financial Performance 2. Structure of the Board of Directors 3. Compliance and Risk Management 5. Supply Chain Due Diligence 10. Environmental Management System 14. Tailings Management 17. Employment Relationship 19. Lawful Employment 21. Natural Disaster Emergency Management 26. Promoting Regional Economic Development
Low-Materiality Topics
6. Product Quality and Safety 7. Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Technological Innovation 8. Customer Management 9. Information Security 18. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 28. Charity