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An Environmental Strategy For Katanga Mining


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An Environmental Strategy For Katanga Mining

  1. 1. “ Katanga Mining – Building a Reputation as a Responsible Operator” Environmental Matters
  2. 2. Finance & Environment <ul><li>Legal compliance or International Standards? </li></ul><ul><li>US$550 million loan – Investec, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), BNP Parabas, Fortis & Export Credit Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Equator Principles & IFC Safeguards - Preamble: “ to ensure that the projects we finance are developed in a manner that is socially responsible and reflect sound environmental management practices” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Equator Principles <ul><li>Principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Review and Categorisation (A, B or C) </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Environmental Assessment (ESIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable Social and Environmental Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plan and Management System (ISO14001) </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation and Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Grievance Mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Review </li></ul><ul><li>Covenants </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Monitoring and Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>EPFI Reporting </li></ul>
  4. 4. IFC Safeguard Policies & Procedures <ul><li>Performance Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Environmental Assessment & Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Labor and Working Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution Prevention and Abatement </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health, Safety and Security </li></ul><ul><li>Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Natural Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous Peoples </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Heritage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Big ticket issues <ul><li>Continued discharges from Luilu, Kolwezi & Kamoto Concentrators </li></ul><ul><li>Significant ground contamination around plant infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Poto poto tailings dam and sediments in the Luilu river </li></ul><ul><li>Unrehabilitated waste rock dumps and tailings dams </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation issues </li></ul><ul><li>Stack emissions from Luilu </li></ul>
  6. 6. Legacies & Potential Liabilities
  7. 8. Soil contamination
  8. 9. Radiation
  9. 10. Water quality Luilu River Musonoi River
  10. 12. Pit water quality Oct 2007 – May 2008
  11. 13. Building “Wow!” MSG Serra Grande, Crixas, Brazil JV - AngloGold Ashanti & Kinross
  12. 14. Building “Wow!” KTC - Kamoto Concentrator Building the Brand - signs to re-vitalise the “Katanga Mining” image Good house-keeping Water management
  13. 15. First impressions count! “ Greening Kolwezi” Reducing dust around town – road wetting & surfacing Gardens around traffic circles, monuments & offices Improving litter control & waste collection services
  14. 16. Quick wins & other good news stories <ul><li>Housekeeping improvements around site esp. Kamoto Concentrator (KTC) </li></ul><ul><li>Ring-fenced liabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Good water quality in surface pits </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous environmental monitoring programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Creating environmental awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing an ISO14001 EMS </li></ul>
  15. 17. Assembling a Professional Environmental team <ul><li>Environmental Staff: </li></ul>
  16. 18. Assembling a Professional Environmental team <ul><li>Environmental Staff: </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Manager (Jeremy Ansell) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & Government Relations (Patrick Mbaya), </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Awareness & Training (Samba Sangare), </li></ul><ul><li>Management Systems Development (Charlene Wrigley) </li></ul><ul><li>Innocent Muteba & Wakata (Environmental Monitoring) </li></ul>Patrick Samba Charlene Jeremy Wakata & Innocent