The Centre for Environmental Rights’ Full Disclosure series of reports assesses the public disclosures of listed South African companies with significant environmental and climate impacts. The reports analyse the extent to which these companies accurately reflect their environmental compliance records, and their environmental impacts and liabilities, in their reports to shareholders. Centre for Environmental Rights

2019

The Truth about Mpumalanga Coal Mines Failure to comply with their Water Use Licences

Assessment of the compliance of eight large coal mining operations in Mpumalanga with their water use licences which paints a dismal picture: gross violations and water pollution by the operators, as well as massive failures by the Department of Water and Sanitation and supposedly independent environmental auditors.

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2018

The Truth About Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa

Analysed disclosures by eleven mining companies listed in South Africa about their financial provision for environmental rehabilitation, i.e. the money that mining companies must set aside to rehabilitate the environmental damage they cause.

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2016

The Truth About Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa

Provides further evidence that some listed South African companies are committing serious violations of environmental laws, and are failing to disclose this adequately to shareholders. Full Disclosure 2016 includes new assessments of 10 listed South African companies with significant environmental impacts over the period 2011-2016; and updated information on the 20 listed companies assessed in 2015.

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2015

The Truth About Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa

Showed that many companies which have been hailed as shining examples for their approach to managing environmental, social and governance factors have in fact committed serious violations of environmental laws, and in many cases have failed to disclose those violations to their shareholders.

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Full Disclosure is part of the work of the Corporate Accountability and Transparency Programme at the CER.