2009 was a memorable year for KMAD and Kenmare Resources plc with the winning of two very important international awards.
In September 2009, Kenmare Resources plc won the President’s Award for the Best International CSR Programme from the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, in association with the Irish Government Department of Community Affairs, at a ceremony in Dublin. The Company was praised for “its commitment and efforts to develop the communities in which it works”. Projects by other organisations in South Africa and Ghana were shortlisted in the category which was open to companies from all sectors. In 2010, KMAD was again shortlisted for a President’s Award.
In October 2009, KMAD’s work was again recognised by winning the Nedbank Capital Green Mining Award during a ceremony held at Nedbank’s headquarters in Johannesburg. Nedbank is one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. The Nedbank award was made by a panel of independent and expert adjudicators following an interview and three day site visit to examine the work of KMAD and meet with project beneficiaries.
The award recognises the significant contribution made by KMAD in terms of social and economic enhancement of the communities surrounding the Mine. Nedbank particularly praised the fact that KMAD’s development work began before mining commenced, that it has an overall strategic vision and a ‘bottom up’ approach, as well as close partnerships with international and local NGOs and government bodies.
Further details on awards below:
Kenmare's Development Association wins Nedbank Capital Green Mining Award
Kenmare Resources plc wins Best International CSR Programme
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