VANCOUVER, CANADA – Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; OTCQX: IVPAF) announced today the publication of its fourth annual Sustainability Report.
The report highlights Ivanhoe Mines’ sustainability programs and initiatives in 2020, including significant accomplishments achieved at its three mine development projects, and outlines goals and benchmarks for current and future corporate activities.
Ivanhoe Mines recently passed the first milestone on its journey to produce the world’s “greenest copper”, with first concentrate production at the tier-one Kamoa-Kakula Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) achieved on May 25th. We encourage all investors to see the outstanding sustainability initiatives undertaken by the company by viewing our 2020 Sustainability Report at: https://ivanhoemines.com/investors/sustainability-report/
“Long before the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) movement went mainstream, Ivanhoe committed to being a modern leader in sustainability, environmental stewardship, community partnerships and responsible mineral production,” said Executive Co-Chairman Robert Friedland. “Together with our partners, we are expanding Kamoa-Kakula to be the world’s 'greenest' copper mine, and our team is confident that Ivanhoe will be an ESG leader in the mining industry for generations to come, with key exposure to commodities that are crucial components in the clean-energy transition.”
In her introduction to the report, President and Chief Financial Officer Marna Cloete commended the Ivanhoe family for maintaining unity and strength during a challenging year: “Despite the strain, grief and challenges presented during the reporting year, our teams have rallied together, providing their unwavering commitment and support and thereby enabling Ivanhoe not only to navigate the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on our operations and daily engagements, but also to foster innovative partnerships and solutions to some of our problems which will have lasting, positive effects for our operations and host communities.”
Patricia Makhesha, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Special Projects, added: “Ivanhoe’s culture is the heartbeat of our organization and is integral to everything that we do. Our culture is one of caring for others, and therefore of operating with the best interests of our key stakeholders in mind. Our culture encourages open communication at all levels of the organization, and behind the scenes at Ivanhoe we are all one big family, committed to each other and to the organizational mandate, which is rooted in a deep commitment to the sustainable development agenda.”
Pictures showcasing several of the company’s 2020 sustainability initiatives are shown below.
Israel Kainda, first grade student at the Musokantanda Agronomist Technical Institute near the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project. Education is key to improving and changing lives, and Ivanhoe has worked hard to create opportunities for quality education for children and adults in communities surrounding all three of our mining projects.
Dolly Molekoa from Ga-Molekana Village in Mokopane matriculated in 2013 and graduated from the University of Limpopo with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Resources in 2017. The Platreef Project sponsored Dolly throughout her studies and awarded her a scholarship to attend Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, where she recently completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences.
Women collecting water at the newly installed solar-powered water well at the Kaponda Village near the Kipushi Project. Ivanhoe Mines is committed to responsible water use in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with regard to access to water and sanitation, and responsible consumption and production.
A young Kipushi resident on his way to collect water from the solar-powered water wells installed by the Kipushi Project.
Hendrietta Sarila, Environmental Coordinator, Platreef Project. Ivanhoe has developed goals to help build environmental resilience, promote diversity and inclusion, and foster inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods in our host countries and communities. The number of women in the mining sector is low, and we are committed to playing a prominent role in addressing this issue.
Chancelle Kabinda, a graduate cadet Utility Vehicle Operator, Kamoa-Kakula Project.Chancelle is part of Ivanhoe Mine’s continued strategic effort to empower a new generation of highly skilled women.
Jean Claude Ilunga Kashala, Auto Electrician, Kakula Mine.Investment in training opportunities for our employees as well as education opportunities for host communities is core to Ivanhoe’s investment strategy.
Members of Ivanhoe and Kamoa-Kakula’s multinational senior management teams at Kakula’s Phase 1 concentrator. L-R: Abraham Li (Director & Deputy General Manager, Kamoa Copper); Steve Amos (Head of Projects, Kamoa Copper); Annebel Oosthuizen (Executive, Finance, Kamoa Copper); Ben Munanga (Chairman, Kamoa Copper); Marna Cloete (President and CFO, Ivanhoe Mines); Wenneng Ke (Deputy General Manager, Kamoa Copper):Mark Farren (CEO, Kamoa Copper); Rochelle de Villiers (Co-CFO, Kamoa Copper); Minty Cai (Co-CFO, Kamoa Copper); and Olivier Binyingo (VP Public Affairs DRC, Ivanhoe Mines).
Ivanhoe has successfully focused on prevention, preparation and mitigation in managing the risks associated with COVID-19. Large-scale testing, combined with focused preventative measures, ensured that positive cases were quickly identified, isolated and treated, with cross contamination kept to a minimum. Maintaining this high standard of risk management remains a daily focus, to prevent future cases.
Ivanhoe is committed to powering its mines with energy from renewable energy sources, such as hydropower. The Mwadingusha hydro-power dam in the DRC is being upgraded to provide long-term, environmentally friendly electricity for the Kamoa-Kakula and Kipushi mines, and the Congolese people.
About Ivanhoe Mines
Ivanhoe Mines is a Canadian mining company focused on advancing its three principal joint-venture projects in Southern Africa: the development of major new, mechanized, underground mines at the Kamoa-Kakula copper discoveries in the Democratic Republic of Congo and at the Platreef palladium-rhodium-platinum-nickel-copper-gold discovery in South Africa; and the extensive redevelopment and upgrading of the historic Kipushi zinc-copper-germanium-silver mine, also in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kamoa-Kakula began producing copper concentrates in May 2021 and, through phased expansions, is positioned to become one of the world's largest copper producers. Kamoa-Kakula and Kipushi will be powered by clean, renewable hydro-generated electricity and will be among the world’s lowest greenhouse gas emitters per unit of metal produced. Ivanhoe Mines has pledged to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) at the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine when large-scale electric, hydrogen and hybrid underground mining equipment become commercially available. Ivanhoe also is exploring for new copper discoveries on its Western Foreland exploration licences in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the Kamoa-Kakula Project.
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加拿大温哥华 — 艾芬豪矿业 (TSX: IVN; OTCQX: IVPAF) 今天宣布，公司发布第四份年度可持续发展报告。
报告重点阐述了艾芬豪矿业于 2020 年实施的可持续发展规划和举措，包括公司三大矿产项目取得的重大成就，同时概述了当前和未来企业活动的目标和基准。
艾芬豪矿业位于刚果民主共和国 (以下简称“刚果(金)”) 的卡莫阿-卡库拉 (Kamoa-Kakula) 顶级项目于5月25日启动了第一批铜精矿生产，实现了生产全球“最环保铜”征程中的第一个里程碑。我们鼓励所有投资者通过《2020 年艾芬豪矿业可持续发展报告》了解公司杰出的可持续发展举措，详情参见：https://ivanhoemines.com/investors/sustainability-report/。
“早在环境、社会和治理 (以下简称“ESG”) 工作成为主流之前，艾芬豪已致力于成为可持续发展、环境管理和负责任生产的现代矿业先锋。” 执行联席董事长罗伯特·弗里兰德 (Robert Friedland) 说道，“我们与合作伙伴紧密合作，共同推进卡莫阿-卡库拉成为全球最环保的铜矿山。我们的团队深信，艾芬豪将会成为采矿行业世代相传的ESG领导者，生产的金属将会是清洁能源转型所需的关键商品。”
总裁兼首席财务官玛娜·科洛特 (Marna Cloete) 在介绍报告时赞扬艾芬豪家庭在去年充满挑战的环境下，仍然能够齐心协力﹕“尽管在报告年度内，我们面对着巨大的压力、悲伤和困难，但我们的团队上下一心，作出坚定不移的承诺和支持，使艾芬豪能够应对 COVID-19疫情在运营和日常工作方面造成的严重影响，并且成就了创新的合作关系和解决方案以应对部分问题，这将对我们的运营和社区产生长期的积极影响。”
可持续发展与特殊项目执行副总裁帕翠莎·马凯莎 (Patricia Makhesha) 补充说﹕“艾芬豪的文化是我们公司的命脉，也是我们所有决策、工作中不可缺少的部分。公司一直本着关怀他人的文化，在运营时以主要利益相关方的最大利益为本。我们鼓励公司上下各个层面进行公开交流，我们作为艾芬豪大家庭的成员，大家相互扶持努力完成公司的使命，这是艾芬豪可持续发展计划中根深柢固的重要承诺。”
邻近卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿项目的Musokantanda 农艺技术学院的一年级学生 Israel Kainda。教育是创造机遇和改变生活的关键因素。艾芬豪一直不遗余力地为三大项目当地社区的儿童和成人提供优质教育的机会。
来自莫科帕内 Ga-Molekana 村落的 Dolly 于 2013 年获林波波大学取录，并于 2017 年取得环境与资源学士学位。普拉特瑞夫 (Platreef) 项目为Dolly提供资助，授予留学日本的北海道大学的奖学金，她已取得环境科学硕士学位。
当地妇女在基普什 (Kipushi) 项目附近的Kaponda村落新安装的太阳能水井取水。艾芬豪矿业承诺负责任地使用水源，以支持联合国在水源卫生以及负责任地使用和生产方面的可持续发展目标。
普拉特瑞夫项目的环境协调员 Hendrietta Sarila。艾芬豪已制订目标，为项目所在国家和社区加强环境恢复能力、促进多样性和包容性，以及推进共融增长和可持续民生的发展。从事矿业的女性人数一向偏低，我们将在解决这个问题方面发挥重要作用。
Chancelle Kabinda 是卡莫阿-卡库拉项目的工程车操作毕业学员。艾芬豪矿业一直致力于为新一代的高技能女性提供支持。
卡库拉矿山的自动机械电工Jean Claude Ilunga Kashala。艾芬豪的投资战略重点在于为我们的员工提供培训，并且为运营社区提供教育机会。
来自世界各地的艾芬豪及卡莫阿-卡库拉高管在卡库拉第一序列选厂。从左至右﹕卡莫阿铜业董事兼副总经理李志林、卡莫阿铜业项目负责人史蒂夫·阿莫斯 (Steve Amos)、卡莫阿铜业财务主任 Annebel Oosthuizen、卡莫阿铜业董事长本·穆南加 (Ben Munanga)、艾芬豪矿业总裁兼首席财务官玛娜·科洛特、卡莫阿铜业首席执行官马克·法伦 (Mark Farren) 、卡莫阿铜业联席首席财务官罗谢尔·德维利耶 (Rochelle de Villiers)、卡莫阿铜业联席首席财务官蔡雪琳，以及艾芬豪矿业刚果(金)公共事务副总裁奥利维尔·宾因戈 (Olivier Binyingo)。
艾芬豪致力使用可再生能源 (如水力发电) 为其矿山供电。位于刚果(金) 的Mwadingusha 水电站正进行升级改造，将为卡莫阿-卡库拉和基普什矿山以及刚果 (金) 人民提供长期的环保水电。
卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿项目于2021年5月实现铜精矿生产，未来将分阶段进行扩建，预计将会成为全球最大规模的铜生产商之一。卡莫阿-卡库拉和基普什将使用清洁、可再生的水电，并将成为世界上每单位金属温室气体排放量最低的矿山之一。艾芬豪矿业已作出承诺，卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿将会在电、氢和混合技术的大型地下采矿设备可供商业使用时尽快引入采矿作业，致力实现净零运营温室气体排放 (范围一和二)。同时，艾芬豪正在刚果民主共和国境内、毗邻卡莫阿-卡库拉项目的西部前沿 (Western Foreland) 探矿权内寻找新的铜矿资源。
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