The 2019 Sustainability Report details our sustainability approach, key material issues and performance for the 12-month period ended 31 December 2019.

The report complements Iluka’s 2019 Annual Report and Tax Transparency Report available on the company’s website It has been prepared to align with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, including the Mining and Metals Sector Disclosure Supplement. Iluka’s Executive and Board of Directors review this report.

There are no material re-statements of the 2018 Sustainability Report data or content. The previous year’s reporting data can be found on

All dollar figures in this report are in AUD currency, unless otherwise stated.

In this report, the collective expressions “we”, “us”, “our”, “ourselves”, “the company”, “the Group”, "Iluka" and "the Iluka Group" are used where reference is made, in general, to Iluka Resources Limited and its respective subsidiaries. The use of those terms is for convenience only and used where no useful purpose is served by identifying any particular company or companies,  is not intended to convey how the Iluka Group is structured, managed or controlled. Iluka produces Group-wide policies and procedures to ensure uniform practices across the Iluka Group. Certain Iluka Group operating subsidiaries, including Sierra Rutile Limited, have independent policies, procedures and management teams.



Sustainable procurement

Contractors and suppliers form an integral part of our business. In 2019, for our Australian operations, we engaged more than 1,800 suppliers, of which 94% are located in Australia and 6% internationally. Our Sierra Rutile operations engaged 245 suppliers during 2019 of which 52% were Sierra Leonean based suppliers and 48% international suppliers.

Through our Procurement Policy and processes we support economic development in the communities in which we operate. Iluka identifies and includes local businesses in tender and sourcing activities, which are evaluated on a range of criteria including, health, safety, environment, technical, service, innovation and value. This approach provides businesses the opportunity to be competitive on total value, rather than just the cheapest price.

Iluka’s Human Rights Policy, which is applicable to Iluka’s stakeholders including its Directors, employees, suppliers and contractors, conveys our commitment to rejecting any form of slavery or forced or child labour, and working to ensure that such practices are not present in our business or our supply chain. Iluka has adopted a formalised process to identify potential modern slavery risks in our supply chain. We are creating a supplier self-assessment questionnaire, with cross industry collaboration, which will be embedded as a standard requirement of suppliers in Iluka procurement processes. The supplier questionnaire will be further supported internally by updates to our procurement contracting documents and new supplier selection and screening processes.

Further details on Iluka’s approach to human rights and modern slavery is presented in the Social Performance section of this report.
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