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Independent limited assurance report

The Directors
Imperial Logistics Limited
Imperial Place
79 Boeing Road East

Independent Limited Assurance Report to the Directors of Imperial Logistics Limited

We have performed our limited assurance engagement in respect of the selected non-financial key performance indicators (subject matter) to be published in the Imperial Logistics Limited Integrated Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2021.

The subject matter comprises the selected key performance indicators conducted in accordance with the management's basis of preparation, as supported by the Global Reporting Initiative Standards (GRI Standards), as prepared by the responsible party, during the year ended 30 June 2021.

The terms of management's basis of preparation comprise the criteria by which the company's compliance is to be evaluated for purposes of our limited assurance engagement. The key performance indicators include:

Category   Indicators   Metric
    Kilometres travelled   Kilometres
  Road accidents   Absolute
  Accidents per million kilometres   Ratio
  Road Fatalities (company)   Absolute
Safety   Fatalities per million kilometres   Ratio
  Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)   Ratio
  Injury severity rate (per million hours worked) (ISR)   Ratio
  Injury incident rate (per 100 employees) (IIR)   Ratio
  Fatality Rate (per million hours worked)   Ratio
  Injury Severity Rate (DAFW/LTI)   Ratio
  Diesel consumed – Normal engine Litres
  Petrol consumed – Normal engine   Litres
Environmental   Electricity consumed   Kilowatt hours
  Scope 1 emissions   Carbon emission tonnes (tCO2e)
  Scope 2 emissions   Carbon emission tonnes (tCO2e)
  Scope 3 emissions – Air travel   Carbon emission tonnes (tCO2e)
  Municipal Water consumed   Litres
  Training hours Hours
Social   Training spend   Rand
  CSI spend   Rand

Directors' responsibility

The directors being the responsible party, and where appropriate, those charged with governance are responsible for the key performance indicators information, in accordance with management's basis of preparation.

The responsible party is responsible for:

  • ensuring that the key performance indicators are properly prepared and presented in accordance with management's basis of preparation;
  • confirming the measurement or evaluation of the underlying subject matter against the applicable criteria, including that all relevant matters are reflected in the subject matter information; and
  • designing, establishing and maintaining internal controls to ensure that the key performance indicators are properly prepared and presented in accordance with management's basis of preparation.

Assurance Practitioner's responsibility

We conducted our assurance engagement in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 (Revised), Assurance Engagements Other Than Audits or Reviews of Historic Financial Information. This standard requires us to comply with ethical requirements and to plan and perform our limited assurance engagement with the aim of obtaining limited assurance regarding the subject matter of the engagement.

We shall not be responsible for reporting on any non-financial key performance indicator transactions beyond the period covered by our limited assurance engagement.

Independence and Other Ethical Requirements

We have complied with the independence and other ethical requirements of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors' Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors (IRBA Code), which is founded on fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour. The IRBA Code is consistent with the corresponding sections of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants' International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards).

Deloitte applies the International Standard on Quality Control 1, Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Statements and Other Assurance and Related Services Engagements and accordingly maintains a comprehensive system of quality control, including documented policies and procedures regarding compliance with ethical requirements, professional standards and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Summary of work performed

We have performed our procedures on the subject matter, the non-financial key performance indicators of Imperial Logistics Limited, as prepared by management in accordance with management's basis of preparation for the year ended 30 June 2021.

Our evaluation included performing such procedures as we considered necessary which included:

  • interviewing management and senior executives to obtain an understanding of the internal control environment, risk assessment process and information systems relevant to the sustainability reporting process for the selected subject matter;
  • testing the systems and processes to generate, collate, aggregate, validate and monitor the source data used to prepare the selected subject matter for disclosure in the Report,
  • inspecting supporting documentation and performed analytical review procedures; and
  • evaluating whether the selected key performance indicator disclosures are consistent with our overall knowledge and experience of sustainability processes at Imperial Logistics Limited.

Our assurance engagement does not constitute an audit or review of any of the underlying information conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing or International Standards on Review Engagements and accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion or review conclusion.

We believe that our evidence obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our limited assurance conclusion.

In a limited assurance engagement, the procedures performed vary in nature and timing from, and are less in extent than for, a reasonable assurance engagement. Consequently, the level of assurance obtained in a limited assurance engagement is substantially lower than the assurance that would have been obtained had we performed a reasonable assurance engagement. Accordingly, we do not express a reasonable assurance opinion about whether the non-financial key performance indicator information has been presented, in all material respects, in accordance with management's basis of preparation.


Based on our work described in this report, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the selected non-financial key performance indicators as set out in the subject matter paragraph (of our report) for the year ended 30 June 2021, is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with management's basis of preparation.

Other matters

Our report includes the provision of limited assurance on the "Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)", "Injury severity rate (per million hours worked) (ISR)", "Injury incident rate (per 100 employees) (IIR)" and, “Fatality Rate (per million kms) (CVIRhours worked)” and “Injury Severity Rate (DAFW/LTI)” for the year ended 30 June 2021. We were previously not required to provide assurance on these indicators.

Deloitte & Touche
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28 September 2021

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