Corporate Social Responsibility
Good corporate citizenship is integral
to the way Ncondezi operates. Environment, social, health and safety responsibilities are a priority for Ncondezi
in all aspects of
Ncondezi’s corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) policy has been designed to promote social development projects that facilitate sustainable development and focus on community involvement. Ncondezi adheres to the Equator Principles, the IFC performance standards and to Mozambican legislative requirements.
Social Development Plan
A three year Social Development Plan (“SDP”) is being implemented as a public–private partnership with the Company, the Government and the local communities actively participating. The SDP will benefit the local communities at the Ncondezi Project, the Moatize District and selected other communities in Tete and Mozambique. A total budget of US$2 million has been allocated. Around US$340,000 was spent on social projects in 2012.
The objectives of the SDP include:
- Contribute to sustainable development in Mozambique
- Partner with the Mozambican Government in development efforts
- Create opportunities to share Ncondezi’s success with local communities
The SDP will be made up of 10 social initiatives and is the result of extensive stakeholder consultation.
The Government has described Ncondezi's SDP as an “...unparalleled model of public-private partnership that fulfils the aspirations of the government and of the people of Mozambique which should be emulated by other companies...”
Manuel Guimarães, District Administrator of Moatize, 1 November 2012
The social projects being implemented during 2013, at a cost of US$340,000, include:
- Funding 4 post‑graduate students to study Geology and Mining Engineering in Coimbra, Portugal
- Clinic rehabilitation in Mameme 2
- Ambulance for Ncondezi Ceta
- Intuitional support to district
- Medical kit for Ncondezi Ceta
- Two water boreholes for Ncondezi Ceta
- Water and sanitation Educational Programme
- Provincial Adult Literacy Campaign
- Agricultural Support scheme
Environmental Social Impact Assessments
Ncondezi has completed an Environmental Social Impact Assessment ("ESIA") on both the mine and the power plant, which were compiled to meet both Mozambique legislation and international best practice requirements.
The Mine ESIA was conducted by ERM and Impacto and Parsons Brinkerhoff and Impacto conducted the Power Plant ESIA. Approval of both ESIAs from the Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Action ("MICOA") was received during H2 2013.
A Transmission ESIA is underway.
Resettlement Action Plan for Ncondezi Mine
As part of the mine ESIA, an extensive resettlement assessment was undertaken that included the following:
- Specialist studies as part of the ESIA
- Three workshops held in Mozambique and South Africa
- An internal resettlement planning project
The outcomes of the assessment were:
- A comprehensive Resettlement Policy Framework
- A preliminary resettlement plan with full costings to resettle potentially affected families from two communities