Sibanye’s record earnings overshadowed by safety setback, looming gold mines strike

Diversified metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater posted a second consecutive set of record earnings on Thursday, buoyed by the commodities cycle. But in what has become a concerning theme for mining results this week, the company suffered a significant setback on the safety front last year, a blemish on its environmental, social and governance record that will not be lost on investors, regulators and its workforce.