Organisations were considered based on how well they have developed a long-term sustainable ESG strategy, and the nominated companies were recognised as having successfully integrated ESG into this strategy in a meaningful manner. The shortlist of those companies was decided by a panel of both ESG and mining industry experts.
Commenting on being nominated for the award, Jørgen Evjen, CEO at Akobo Minerals, stated:
“We are proud to have been one of only six highly regarded companies from around the world shortlisted for our ESG activities by Mines & Money London. Akobo Minerals, in its present guise, has only been operating for little over one year and despite not winning the award, to even be shortlisted for such a prestigious honour speaks volumes about the great strides we have taken in this time – in general as an exploration and mining operation; and specifically, in developing our ESG activities.
“After a period of rapid growth, this shortlisting shows that we are considered to be within an important peer group of respected and forward thinking exploration enterprises. Every employee can be proud of the part they have played in helping to build our world class ESG program – one that is already benefiting the local population on the ground in Ethiopia where we are successfully building our exploration and mining activities. ESG will always be at the heart of our corporate philosophy.”
Akobo minerals is a gold exploration and mining company focusing on projects along the Akobo river in southwestern Ethiopia, a prolific area with extensive alluvial gold production.