Responsibility


We are committed to developing a robust and responsible business.

Beyond the promotion of our own rigorous approach to managing safety, health, environmental impacts and community matters, we are also committed to collaborating with our downstream partners in bringing responsibly sourced products to international markets.

We actively contribute to the due diligence measures taken by our downstream partners. Most recently these assessments, of which we have had many, have incorporated the review of our health and safety, human rights and labour performance, environmental management programmes as well as community engagement strategy.

We have committed to working alongside our partners, authoritative external bodies and NGOs to ensure that our supply chain meets their exacting requirements.


Community


Chemaf believes in contributing to the prosperity of the DRC by providing job opportunities for Congolese nationals and by investing in local community projects.

Our priority is first to manage our own impacts in the community. Secondly, we have sought to support social projects that empower local communities to improve their way of life.

We have invested significantly in the provision of infrastructure, including through the construction of roads, as well as through health and education projects around our operations.

One of our most important social contributions has been our investment in the Shalina Ophthalmological Center – a non-profit organisation that offers free eye care, including performing cataract operations for those in need.


Safety and the environment


We are mindful of the hazardous nature of our activities and of the environmental footprint of our operations.

We comply with all local and regional legislation and are increasingly seeking to apply international standards, such as the IFC performance standards, to our business.

We know that we have more to do to improve, but we are committed to a substantial and ongoing body of work in support of improving our social and environmental performance and of mitigating any negative impacts for the long term.