Converting copper and cobalt into a source of national pride and development.
Our commitment to safeguarding our employees, contractors and those impacted by our operations is critical to maintaining our licence to operate and ensuring that our business can continue to thrive. Not only is this the right approach – it is also the most sustainable approach. With heightened global demand for cobalt has come an amplified level of stakeholder interest and scrutiny in production methods. And for good reason – people must always come first. Our partners are able to purchase material confident of both provenance, but also of high-quality working standards and conditions. Our investments in state of the art in-house mineral processing are in line with the Government’s long-term ambitions of wealth retention. In collaboration with our downstream partners, we are bringing responsibly sourced cobalt and copper to international markets.
We have structured our approach to ensure that the value that we derive from mining and processing is ploughed back into the local economy. We are offering opportunities to some of the DRC’s brightest minds, and we are also giving back through a considerable philanthropic programme – to schools, hospitals and infrastructure projects. The DRC holds an estimated 10 percent of the world’s copper and 60 percent of its cobalt. We are committed to Chemaf playing a transformative role in converting the country’s precious natural assets into a source of national pride and development.