Business overview

2018 performance

We assess our performance against key metrics under each strategic pillar.


The metrics below indicate our performance against each strategic pillar and are aligned with the short-term incentives for employees in management and remuneration report.

Strategic pillar

Drive growth
Be efficient
    Great people     Sustainable future
KPI 2018 2017     KPI 2018 2017     KPI 2018 2017
Total HEPS
1 589 2 161     Safety (lost-time injury frequency rate) 0,27 0,30     BBBEE implementation 3

Indications are that the group will temporarily drop to level 8 given the minimum requirements for priority elements (ownership, skills development, enterprise and supplier development).

A broader group transformation strategy is being developed to achieve level 4 status by FY22.

Earnings before interest and tax (R billion)* 3 321 4 634                    
Volume growth* (5,8%) (3,1%)                    
12-month average Net working capital (days)* 89,1 87,9                    
Continuous improvement savings R707 million R505
* Before IFRS 2 charges, impairments and abnormal items.
† From continuing operations.