Sustainability

Social

Our diverse and talented workforce is essential for the success of our business.
Andrada Mining Investing in its Communities
Andrada ESG

Social Responsibility

We firmly believe our diverse and talented workforce is essential for the success of our business. We work to attract, develop, and retain such talent, creating a supportive environment where people can reach their full potential.

Our local communities are also critical to our success, as they supply our talented workforce and play an important role in determining our social licence to operate. We recognise the importance of ensuring that the communities and countries where we operate benefit from our presence. This is not only the right thing to do, but also good for business.

We're proponents of equality. We strive to uphold fairness and diversity in our board and workforce. We do this for the benefit of both our company and the communities we operate in.


Our group diversity policy promotes:

  • Fair, discrimination-free employment within all our operational areas

  • Equal opportunities for men and women

  • Inclusion of individuals with disabilities



Our employees come from diverse backgrounds, with approximately 31% being female, including those in senior management positions.

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Andrada Mine Namibia

Our People

We believe in the preferential hiring of local, regional, and national employees. This policy aligns with the government's expectations and helps the Namibian economy grow stronger.

Despite staff retention challenges at our remote Uis mine, we've maintained a high number of local employees, with 128 people directly employed and 187 more employed through contracting companies. The majority of our employees are Namibian.

Our focus is on retaining and hiring skilled workers from the competitive Namibian mining industry. We're committed to training talented individuals and developing their skills. This helps us to prepare for future operation expansions as well as reduce employee turnover.

Our Communities

We prioritise building respectful and trustworthy relationships with the communities near our operations through open communication and the presence of an Andrada community officer.

Our participation in Uis' settlement development committee allows us to stay informed about community needs and projects.

Among our top goals is balancing our financial success with social responsibility and environmental sustainability. We do this by involving local communities in our decision-making processes.

We firmly believe that maintaining effective communication with stakeholders and focusing on improving our social impact is crucial for long-term positive relationships and overall success.

Several of our policies emphasise respect for human rights and local traditions, engagement with stakeholders, improved social performance, effective risk management, and transparent activities.

Ultimately, we integrate sustainable development principles into our business strategy for the benefit of the communities where we operate.

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Andrada Mining Sustainability: Social

Development Through Investment

One of our objectives is to benefit the community by making direct investments to support local initiatives and development. We have a passion for improving services and maximising opportunities in the Uis community.

To ensure our investments are effective, we're creating a long-term plan for social upliftment projects. Our corporate social investment committee, consisting of the general manager, mine manager, and members from the corporate office, oversees these efforts and provides funds for projects in health, education, sports, and infrastructure.

Although we've made a lot of progress, we still have some way to go in supporting the community and improving infrastructure. We're eager to forge long-term partnerships and undertake projects in order to make this happen in Uis and its surrounding areas.

Andrada ESG

Social Responsibility

We firmly believe our diverse and talented workforce is essential for the success of our business. We work to attract, develop, and retain such talent, creating a supportive environment where people can reach their full potential.

Our local communities are also critical to our success, as they supply our talented workforce and play an important role in determining our social licence to operate. We recognise the importance of ensuring that the communities and countries where we operate benefit from our presence. This is not only the right thing to do, but also good for business.

Local Collaboration & Procurement

As a gemstone-rich country, Namibia provides a means of income for local artisanal miners. Because our mining licences cover a wide area around Uis, we often encounter such informal miners. Instead of working against these individuals, we wish to work alongside them and have found mutually beneficial ways of doing so.

At Andrada, we also aim to assist and support the regional and national communities through our supply chain. For this reason, we support local businesses and contractors whenever possible.

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Labour Relations

As stated in our human rights policy, we believe in giving workers the right to join unions and bargain collectively. We also prioritise treating our employees with dignity and respect, creating a workplace that is safe and healthy for all.

Approximately 69% of our employees are union members. We work together with our employees and their unions to maintain open communication, which assists with the prevention of strikes and lockouts.