We, as Silica Quartz (Pty) Ltd , believe that it is our responsibility to improve the lives of those living in our vicinity, not only in terms of offering employment, but also by working together with the community on sustainable projects, as decided on between Silica Quartz and relevant community stakeholders and also through the Integrated Development Plan of the local municipality, support the development of our external stakeholders through Local Economic Development, Portable Skills development, Bursaries, Learner-ships, Internships, Infrastructure Development as well as Sports activities.

Silica Quartz involves itself with meaningful and sustainable projects, which are set for an initial period of five years in Social and Labor Plan, and are reviewed annually.

Silica Quartz take seriously all feedback that we receive from our stakeholders and, where possible, maintain open dialogue to ensure that we fulfil the requirements outlined within this policy.

Silica Quartz shall be open and honest in communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to our stakeholders in our continual commitment to sustainable development.

Our Partnership Focus:

Silica Quartz shall ensure a high level of business performance while minimising and effectively managing risk ensuring that we uphold the values of honesty, partnership and fairness in our relationships with all our stakeholders.

Silica Quartz contracts will clearly set out the agreed terms, conditions and the basis of our relationship and will operate in a way that safeguards against unfair business practices within our communities.

Silica Quartz shall encourage suppliers and contractors to adopt responsible business policies and practices as to employ from local communities in terms of labour and Sub contracting.

Silica Quartz shall encourage dialogue with local communities for mutual benefit.We shall support and encourage our employees to help local community organisations and activities in our region, particularly our local community Schools.

We shall work with local schools, colleges and universities to assist young people in choosing their future careers.We shall operate an equal opportunities for all present and potential future employees from local community and will offer our employees clear and fair terms of employment and provide resources to enable their continual development.

We shall maintain Future Forum forums for employee and other stakeholders to be part of the development internal and external. We shall provide safeguards to ensure that all stakeholders of whatever nationality, colour, race or religious belief are treated with respect and without sexual, physical or mental harassment.

Silica Quartz shall provide, and strive to maintain, a clean, healthy and safe working environment in line with our Health and Safety policy and safe systems of work.

Silica Quartz shall also support programmes that are planned to fight against HIV /AIDS within the community. The management of Silica Quartz commit ourselves to the content of this responsibility.