Exploration company Akobo Minerals was shortlisted as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Explorer/Developer Mining Company of the Year at this week’s Mines & Money London, the premier European forum for mining investment and capital raising.
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.
“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 a 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,” comments CEO Jørgen Evjen.
Akobo is focused on exploration at the Segele gold deposit, in Ethiopia.