Our sustainability approach

Mammut Holding is committed to creating long-term value for our shareholders and stakeholders through a unwavering focus on our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, practices, and transparency. This dedication to sustainable returns for all stakeholders, including shareholders, the environment, and the communities we operate in, has driven Mammut Holding’s journey to comprehend our key material risks and opportunities. We have established a framework to monitor and achieve improvements, and consistently communicate with stakeholders regarding our performance against this framework. We integrate a responsible mindset into every aspect of our strategy to achieve a sustainable mining operation.

Our vision at Mammut Holdings for sustainability is to fortify the resilience of our operations through the adoption of sustainable mining practices. We are dedicated to consistently increasing our positive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact while simultaneously driving profitability for our shareholders and all stakeholders involved.

Health and safety

At Mammut Holdings, the safety of our employees, contractors, and surrounding communities is paramount. We are unwaveringly committed to fostering a safe working environment and promoting a “safety first” culture. Our Safety, Health, Risk, Environmental, and Quality (SHREQ) policy adheres to international standards and local regulations, underpinned by robust management systems, and is applicable to all individuals within our organization, including employees, managers, and contractors.

We proactively identify, assess, and manage health, safety, and environmental risks across our operations to ensure the well-being of all individuals on our sites. We provide comprehensive support and training to empower our workforce to work safely and maintain good physical and mental health. Continuous training programs instill a culture of accountability, equipping our team members with the necessary tools and awareness to identify and address risks effectively. We encourage open communication and prompt reporting of any unsafe acts or conditions to management for swift resolution.

The leadership at Mammut Holdings leads by example, demonstrating a visible commitment to health, safety, and environmental stewardship. We prioritize early detection of adverse health impacts through health surveillance systems and systematically evaluate our performance indicators to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

In collaboration with local communities and government agencies, we undertake initiatives aimed at enhancing health and well-being within these communities.

Furthermore, our adherence to international standards and commitments is evident through our certification and compliance with various frameworks, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, International Finance Corporation standards, Equator Principles, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Performance Expectations. Our quality management systems are certified by ISO standards, including.

  • ISO 9001:2015 | Quality management systems
  • ISO 14001:2015 | Environmental management systems
  • ISO 45001:2018 | Occupational health and safety management systems

Our people

At Mammut Holdings, we recognize that our greatest asset is our people. Through responsible and ethical development of our mining assets, Mammut Holding aims to attract top-tier talent both locally in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and from the global market. We are committed to being the partner of choice in the DRC, investing in the knowledge and expertise of our local team to ensure a sustainable legacy.

Our culture revolves around supporting Mammut team members in their professional development while prioritizing their personal wellbeing and safety. This commitment is a fundamental reason why individuals choose to join our workforce. Mammut Holdings proudly employs a diverse workforce of local Congolese individuals, totaling 4,300 across two operational sites. We offer a comprehensive range of employment benefits and skills training programs, enabling our employees to build fulfilling careers within our organization.

Upon joining Mammut Holdings, all new employees receive their contracts of employment within three days, signifying our commitment to transparency and efficiency. Additionally, we provide comprehensive induction training and familiarization with the Mammut Employee Handbook, ensuring that every team member is equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources to thrive in their roles from day one.

Environmental stewardship

At Mammut Holdings, we are deeply committed to protecting the environment through responsible resource extraction practices and minimizing our ecological footprint.

The global shift towards low-carbon technologies to combat climate change has significantly increased the demand for strategic minerals such as copper and cobalt. We recognize that a sustainable future relies on more eco-conscious approaches to mining. Therefore, we actively strive to reduce our environmental impact through various initiatives:

  • Capacity Building & Training: Invest in workforce development to minimize environmental impact.

  • Environmental Risk Management: Implement robust systems to identify and mitigate environmental risks.

  • Adherence to International Standards: Comply with OECD, ISO, IFC, and UNSDG standards for environmental sustainability.

  • Renewable Energy Usage: Increase reliance on renewable energy sources, with hydroelectric schemes supplying majority power.

  • Continuous Carbon Footprint Reduction: Pursue ongoing initiatives and innovations to decrease carbon footprint.