Gold mining company DRDGOLD has started self-assessment in line with the World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs) to determine conformance levels across all DRDGOLD operations. The self-assessment process started in May, after the company joined the WGC last year. Progress on the alignment of internal systems and processes towards conformance with the RGMPs will be published in the first quarter of next year, DRDGOLD said on June 28.