Sustainability

WHat drives us

Responsible Mining

Our key goal is responsible, sustainable stewardship of our mines, their environment, people and finances. We are committed to excellence in all that we do and strive for positive impact now and in the future.

Our People

We want our people to thrive Employees, local communities, shareholders and suppliers - now, and for generations to come.

Health & Safety

Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our employees, contractors and the general public. In addition to local safety regulations, we comply with international requirements, including the IFC Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Mining.

Training

As one of the largest private sector employers in the areas where we operate, we are committed to building local skills and technical expertise. Our mines have become hubs for local technical training. Karebe Mine has a training partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University’s mining faculty, and we have sent employees with outstanding potential overseas for specialist training in Zimbabwe and South Africa

Our Community

We fund a range of additional projects that materially improve the lives of our local communities

Striving for excellence means going beyond the royalty payments that we are required to make by law to finance infrastructure and social programmes. In both Nandi county, Kenya and Kadoma, Zimbabwe we fund a range of additional projects that materially improve the lives of our local communities, including: -construction and maintenance of roads, schools and clinics -sponsorship of local community events and 100 scholarships for children in Nandi County -financing of a water pipeline and electricity connection project, which has already delivered utitlities to two villages and homes around the Karebe community -provision of regular consumables for clinics, teachers and students; water and electricity connections. 

Our Environment

We have a comprehensive environmental management system in place to monitor the effects of our operations on the environment

Responsible, sustainable environmental stewardship is one of our core values. We want to protect the environment for our children, grandchildren and generations to come. All of our operations comply with local and international regulations, including the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on measuring, mitigating and reporting environmental impact, as well as the IFC Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Mining. We have a comprehensive environmental management system in place to monitor the effects of our operations on the environment and address any issues that arise.

Our Governance

Our mines adhere to international mining standards.

Strong corporate governance is essential in balancing the interests of our many stakeholders – shareholders, management, employees, customers, suppliers, financiers, governments and communities – to deliver long term success. Mopani Gold is majority-owned by the Maris Group and operates within the Maris Group corporate governance structure. The Maris Group Board of Directors oversee the governance of Mopani and its compliance with all regulations that govern it.

Our mines adhere to international mining standards and we are a signatory to the International Finance Corporation’s good governance standards and the Equator Principles.