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Finalists Announced in DRC Mining Industry Awards - Winners to be Named at iPAD DRC in Kinshasa


Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa), October 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- 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. 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.

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

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
Contact Information
iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba
Annemarie Roodbol
+27 21 700 3558
Contact
www.ipad-drc.com

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