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 its business.
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.
A three year Social Development Plan (“SDP”) was implemented as a public–private partnership with the Company, the Government and the local communities actively participating in 2012. The SDP benefitted 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 was allocated.
The objectives of the SDP included:
The SDP was made up of a number of social initiatives and was the result of extensive stakeholder consultation.
As part of the program the Company completed the following:
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 has also been completed.
As part of the mine ESIA, an extensive resettlement assessment was undertaken that included the following:
The outcomes of the assessment were: