2020 AFRICA AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

AFRICA’S INFLUENTIAL ESG LEADERS: AAMEG ANNOUNCES 2020 AFRICA AWARDS NOMINEES

Perth, Australia: The Australia Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG) today announced its nominees for the 2020 AAMEG Africa Awards—the premier event recognising leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices by Australian explorers, miners and industry service organisations working in Africa.

Among a competitive field of entrants, eight Australian companies have been shortlisted across the award categories of Best Innovation in Corporate Social Development, Best Workplace and People Development Initiative and the inaugural Emerging ESG Leader Award, sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia.

“We were thrilled with the quality of the entrants for our second annual AAMEG Africa Awards,” said AAMEG CEO Bill Witham. “Our nominees are setting the standard for innovation in sustainable and ethical mining practices, with long-term strategies that will deliver tangible benefits across education, employment and healthcare.”

Witham continued, “Despite the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, it’s heartening to see the Australian minerals and energy sector in Africa remain absolutely committed to fostering better socio-economic outcomes for their host communities, in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals.”

THE 2020 NOMINEES ARE:

Best Innovation in Corporate Social Development

  • Base Resources
  • Orion Minerals
  • Resolute Mining

Best Workforce and Industry Development Initiative

  • Austral African Survey Group
  • Base Resources
  • Geodrill
  • Orion Minerals

Emerging ESG Leader Award, Sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia

  • Danakali
  • Deep Yellow
  • Mobility for Africa
  • Orion Minerals

The winners will be announced at the official 2020 AAMEG Africa Awards on 4 November held as part of the Africa Down Under (ADU) Conference at the Pan Pacific Perth. Finalists will be recognised by an esteemed judging panel, including Dr Muza Gondwe, Project Manager – Association of Women in Mining in Africa, Fred Soale, Hon Consul – Consulate of the Republic of Ghana in Perth, Tania Constable, Chief Executive Officer – Minerals Council of Australia and Ben Gargett, Vice Chairman of AAMEG.

Learn more about the awards at: http://aameg.org/about-the-2020-africa-awards/

 

AWARDS CEREMONY REGISTRATIONS

The AAMEG Africa Awards Ceremony will be held at the Pan Pacific on 4 November 2020 at 6pm. Media are welcomed, please reply by email to skye@gilligangroup.com.au

Africa Down Under Conference (ADU) delegates receive automatic access to the AAMEG Africa Awards. To register for ADU visit: https://www.africadownunderconference.com/registration/

Those who do not have an ADU registration can purchase tickets as an AAMEG – ADU Guest, which will grant the holder with a single session pass from 6.00pm onwards, on 4th November only.

To register for the Africa Awards Ceremony visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2020-aameg-africa-awards-ceremony-tickets-125841466213

Please see the full press release here and of course feel free to contact us for interviews, photos or more information.

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Skye Gilligan

Gilligan Group

T: +61 (0) 416 854 264

skye@gilligangroup.com.au

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