Finalists announced in DRC Mining Industry Awards


iPAD DRC to gather mining stakeholders in Kinshasa again this month

Randgold Resources, Kamoto Copper Company, Tenke Fungurume and MMG are just some of the leading names in mining that have been nominated for the inaugural DRC Mining Industry Awards which will be announced at the gala dinner ceremony during iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba on 22 October in Kinshasa.

“The response from the industry has been overwhelming and each and every category is hotly contested, from Mining Company of the Year to Best Social Investment, Lifetime Achievement and Environmental Management”, says iPAD DRC event director Nicole Smith. She explains: “we have received dozens and dozens of entries. And what is gratifying is that the nominated companies and individuals have all made such important contributions to the mining sector in the DRC over the last decade. The judges have a tough job choosing the final winners, I do not envy them”.

Honouring the leading lights in mining

This year’s tenth edition of the annual iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba sees the launch of the DRC Mining Industry Awards during the gala dinner on 22 October at Hotel Memling in Kinshasa. Nicole says the public was invited to take part in the nomination process “to celebrate the success and the loyalty of our event participants during the past 10 years, recognising excellence within the sector and honouring the leading lights in mining.”

Lindsey Domingo, Country Managing Partner, Ernst & Young DRC, is on the esteemed panel of judges for the awards: “I am both humbled and privileged to have the opportunity to be part of the judging panel for the DRC Mining Industry Awards.  I am really looking for distinctive contributions to the mining industry in DRC, those that have brought about a sustainable change and impact for all stakeholders involved.”

The DRC Mining Industry Awards nominations per category are:

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual for achievements which have made an outstanding contribution to and impact on the DRC’s mining industry, whether from a public or private company or institution.

    Mark Bristow – Chief Executive of Randgold Resources
    Frederick Davidson – President & CEO of Energold Drilling Corp
    Jillian D’Urso – Senior Advisor – Stakeholder Relations of MMG
    Jean-Félix Mupande – Director General of Cadastre Minier
    Guy Nzuru – General Manager of Ivanhoe Mines DRC SARL
    Claude Polet – Managing Director of Tenke Fungurume
    Michel Santos – Social Development Manager of MMG
    Deven Shiganla – CEO of Rutu Technology
    Simon Tuma Waku – Vice President of Chambers of Mines
    Louis Watum – Director General of Kibali Gold Project

      Best performer in Environmental Management
      This award celebrates the accomplishments within the past year of a company or an individual in a senior position from a mining house who has implemented programme/s that are excellent examples of the integration of environmental management into the core business strategy and continue to champion sustainable environmental practices.
      Energold
      Tenke Fungurume
      Ivanplats
      Mutanda Mining
      Randgold
      Banro

        Best performer in Occupational Health and Safety
        This award celebrates the mining project that has excelled in promoting an holistic health and safety culture, in compliance with regulations and standards.

        Energold
        Tenke Fungurume
        Kamoto Copper Company
        Banro
        Kibali Gold Project
        Randgold
        Kamoa Project

        Best performer in Social Investment
        This award celebrates the mining house that has excelled in implementing a clear social investment framework that provides a catalyst for development, namely one that establishes an agenda for the future; assesses priorities for development; ensures compatible land uses; resolves land use conflicts and engages local communities in CSR planning.

        Energold
        Tenke Fungurume
        Mutanda Mining
        Ivanplats
        Kibali Gold Project
        Banro
        MMG
        Randgold
        Kamoto Copper Company
        Kipoi Mining
        Gertler Family Foundation
        Kamoa Project

        Best performer in Innovation

        Award for the mining house that has rolled out state of the art mining technology and innovation creating production efficiency and streamlined processes.

        Energold
        Tiger Congo
        Tenke Fungurume
        Banro
        Kamoto Copper Company
        Kibali Gold Project
        Kipoi Mining

        Best performer in Engineering

        This is awarded to the EPCM company that has been involved with a mining project over the last two years and has exhibited the highest quality of engineering and design. The recipient of this award is recognised for effective study and/or project management skills, working within budget and deadline to provide their client with the most optimal and efficient mining and/or processing application.

        Societe Commerciale de Kisenge Manganese
        Kibali Gold Project
        Tiger Congo
        Rutu Technology
        Tenke Fungurume
        Randgold
        Group 5

          Mining Company of the Year
          This award celebrates the mining company who overall has achieved top results in terms of output, cost savings, employee satisfaction, innovation and contributed to the overall development and growth of the sector in the DRC.

            Tenke Fungurume
            Kibali Gold Project
            Mopani Mining
            Banro
            Kamoto Copper Company
            Randgold

            The DRC’s Chamber of Mines has given its full support to the initiative while the leading mining publication and portal, Mining Review Africa, is the official media partner for the DRC Mining Industry Awards.

            The iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba remains the only mining focused event in the DRC and the region, and still enjoys the unfailing support and input from the government and the industry. Last year, the conference and exhibition welcomed more than 500 attendees.

            iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba dates and location:
            Conference and expo: 22-23 October
            Power pre-conference : 21 October
            Venue: Kempinski Fleuve Congo Hotel, 119 Boulevard Tshatshi, Kinshasa Gombe, DRC
            Awards Gala: 22 October – Venue: Memling Hotel, Kinshasa

            Event website: http://www.ipad-drc.com/
            Twitter: https://twitter.com/IPAD_DRC

            DRC


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