Bristow, Souleymane win DRC Mining Awards
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – RANDGOLD Resources Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bristow, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award as the company emerged the biggest winners at the just-ended Democratic Republic of Congo Mining Industry Awards.
Soraya Aziz Souleymane, former deputy director of The Carter Centre was named Mining Woman of the Year, a new award category this year.
Tenke Fungurume Mining won two awards -Mining Company of the Year and for Best Performer in Environmental Management.
Randgold capped off a successful evening on Thursday by scooping the industry’s Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety.
Dr Bristow has been the CEO since the incorporation in 1995 of Randgold Resources, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa. He has subsequently led the company’s growth through the discovery and development of world class assets into a major international gold mining business. He has also played a significant part in promoting the emergence of a sustainable mining industry in Africa, and has spearheaded a number of industry initiatives, including the campaign against Ebola.
Souleymane is a development specialist, working for a Congolese mining company in Kivu province. She strives towards fostering collaboration among NGOs and key stakeholders advocating for good governance and
economic and human development projects in the Congo.
The aim of the Mining Governance program at The Carter Center is to ensure that key values for the mining industry, namely transparency and accountability, are enforced through information disclosure and accessibility as well as monitoring, reporting, and analysis using Human Rights Impact Assessments and analysis of natural resource revenues.
Tenke Fungurume Mining produces copper cathodes and cobalt hydroxide. The Phase 2 expansion was completed in 2014 increasing annual copper production by 50 percent to a nameplate of 195 000 tonnes copper cathode
and 15 000 tonnes cobalt hydroxide.
It has approximately 3 400 full time employees and approximately 3 900 contractors of which 98 percent of are DRC citizens. TFM has constructed six schools, refurbished one and provides financial assistance for the
running of six of these schools.
– CAJ News
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