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Entries open for Green Mining Awards

Lonmin – winner of two
Nedbank green mining
awards last year
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 16 April 2009 – Entries from anywhere in Africa open today for the fourth annual Nedbank Capital Green Mining Awards, which are to be held in October 2009.

A news release issued here emphasised that the purpose of the awards was to honour African mining and mineral beneficiation operations that have made a significant effort to promote sustainability – either in terms of the integrated approach encapsulated in the concept, or the individual components.

It went on to explain that, given the broadness of this field, the awards recognising different aspects of sustainability were: the Environmental Award; the Limited Resources Award; the Socio-economic Award; and the Sustainability Award;

The independent, international consulting practice SRK Consulting has been appointed to oversee the application and adjudication process, and entries will be judged by a panel of independent and expert adjudicators.

Last year’s winners were:

  • Lonmin Plc for its rehabilitation of Vlakfontein Mine in the Environmental category;
  • Golden Star Resources for its Oil Palm Project in the Limited Resources category;
  • Lonmin Plc for its Lonmin-International Finance Corporation Local Supplier Development Programme in the Socio-economic category; and
  • Xstrata Alloys for its Sustainability Programme in the Sustainability category.