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
    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

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