The 2020 Presentation of the IASSA Squirrel Awards has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. It will be staged as a virtual event at a date still to be determined and couriers will be assigned to deliver the awards to the respective recipients.
The 2019 SAMREC/IASSA Squirrel award (Market Capitalisation >R15M) was presented to Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd at the 34th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa held at the JSE in Sandton (Tuesday 11 June 2019). This accolade is given for the Annual Integrated Report adjudicated best in terms of compliance with the JSE Listing Requirements and the SAMREC Code. The award is applicable to reports submitted in the previous year and was first awarded in 2001.
Previous winners of the SAMREC/IASSA award are:
2018 - African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)
2016 - AngloGold Ashanti
2015 - AngloGold Ashanti
2014 - Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold (jointly)
2013 - Gold Fields
2012 - Sibanye Gold
2011 - Gold Fields
2010 - Harmony Gold Mining Company
Since 2017, a second Squirrel Award has been presented for the best Annual Integrated Report by a company with a market capitalisation less than ZAR15M. The 2019 winner was Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd.
Previous winners of the SAMREC/IASSA for Smaller Capitalisation Companies Award are:
2018 - Royal Bafokeng Platinum.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues are becoming more and more important globally. The Triple Bottom Line has come into focus since the mid-1990s. and in recognition, many mining companies are reporting to voluntary international standards such as IRMA and Responsible Steel.
While none of the international public reporting codes yet have a compulsory ESG component, the South African Guidelines for Environmental, Social and Governance (SAMESG) guidelines have been in place since 2016.
In order to promote voluntary compliance with the SAMESG Guidelines, the SAMCODES Standards Committee (SSC) is sponsoring an ESG Squirrel to be presented at the annual IASSA Awards ceremony at the JSE. The inaugural presentation of this award is expected to be in June 2021 (for AIRs compiled in 2020). More information will be provided in due time.Read More
Last updated: 22/01/2019