[JOHANNESBURG, 18 JANUARY] - Thungela, a leading pure-play producer and exporter of high-quality thermal coal, has been honoured with the Top Employer Certification, securing an impressive score of 87.86%. This prestigious certification reflects Thungela's commitment to excellence in various key areas of organisational development.

Showcasing excellence, Thungela achieved an impeccable 100% score in business strategy, employer branding, talent acquisition, ethics, and integrity. This accomplishment not only reinforces Thungela’s status as a leader but highlights its commitment to maintaining high standards for vital operational standards. These achievements are indicative of Thungela’s persistent efforts to promote transparency, uphold integrity, and pursue a strategic vision that aligns with business ethics and effective talent management.

Lesego Mataboge, the Executive Head of Human Resources at Thungela, says: “Thungela's three consecutive Top Employer Certifications signify our unwavering dedication to fostering an exceptional workplace. This award reaffirms our belief that a supportive, safe, and thriving workplace is the foundation of sustained success, and we are excited to continue this journey of excellence, while creating value for a shared future.”

The leadership team at Thungela continues to shine with a remarkable 95% score, emphasising the company’s commitment to cultivating a leadership that drives innovation and success. In the sustainability category, Thungela earned a notable 94.83%, showcasing the company's commitment to environmental responsibility. The 97.58% score in performance highlights Thungela's ongoing dedication to achieving operational excellence and delivering value to its stakeholders.

The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices and has certified 2,053 organisations in 121 countries/regions since 1991. The certification is given if the people and practices at the organisation can pass the HR Survey, which is based on six key HR themes: steer, shape, attract, develop, engage, and unite.

For three consecutive years, Thungela has achieved the Top Employers Certification, showcasing not only its current successes but also its steadfast commitment to being a forefront advocate for a positive, inclusive, and forward-thinking workplace environment. This recognition once again confirms that Thungela is a people-centric business built on their people, for their people.



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