Base Resources, the parent company to Kenya’s Base Titanium, has been honored with Three Responsible Resourcing Awards at the ongoing Mining Indaba conference in South Africa.
These awards underscor to the company’s initiatives in fostering ethical and sustainable mining practices.
The first accolade, the Transparency Award, lauds Base Resources for its projects aimed at combatting modern slavery within its supply chain. This recognition highlights the company’s commitment to ensuring fair and ethical treatment of workers throughout its operations.
By actively addressing issues of exploitation and promoting transparency, Base Resources is setting a standard for responsible business practices in Kenya’s mining industry.
The Economy Award celebrates Base Resources‘ positive impact on the livelihoods of local residents and its contribution to fostering economic growth through the Community Seed Program.
By empowering local communities and investing in sustainable development initiatives, the company is not only enhancing the well-being of individuals but also strengthening the socioeconomic fabric of the regions in which it operates.
Moreover, Base Resources was honored with the Overall Excellence in Best Practice Award, recognizing its leadership role in the mining sector both in Kenya and globally.
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This accolade acknowledges the company’s approach to sustainability, encompassing environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance.
As a trailblazer in responsible mining practices, Base Resources is setting a benchmark for industry peers to emulate.
Tim Carstens, Managing Director of Base Resources, expressed gratitude for the awards, noting the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable mining practices.
“Base Resources remains dedicated to driving positive social and environmental impact in the regions where we operate. These awards serve as recognition of our efforts. I am grateful to our employees, partners, and communities for their ongoing support and collaboration,” he added.
Operating in Kwale County, Kenya, and developing the Toliara Project in Madagascar, Base Resources seeks to demonstrate commitment to responsible resource extraction across diverse geographies.
As an ASX and AIM listed company, the company said it upholds the highest standards of corporate governance and transparency, ensuring accountability to its stakeholders.
The Mining Indaba conference serves as a platform for governments to promote their mining sectors and attract investors, while also offering mining companies an opportunity to showcase their achievements and future plans.
The Responsible Resourcing Awards, adjudicated by a panel of experts, recognize exemplary practices in sustainability and corporate responsibility, underscoring the importance of ethical conduct in the mining industry.