Awards categories

Conference Programme

iPAD DRC presents an unrivalled comprehensive conference programme and the opportunity to meet and network with mining industry experts and government officials. 

Mining Woman of the Year (NEW)

This is awarded to the woman who has made the most significant contribution to DRC’s mining industry. The recipient is apositive and inspiring role model to other women, someone with drive, determination, motivation and expertise in her chosen field.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual for achievements which have made an outstanding contribution to and impact on the DRC’s mining industry, whether from a public or private company or institution.

Mining Company of the Year

This award celebrates the mining company that overall has achieved top results in terms of output, cost savings, employee satisfaction, innovation, overall development contribution and growth of the sector in the DRC

Best Performer in Environmental Management

This award celebrates the accomplishments within the past year of a mining project or house that has implemented programmes that are excellent examples of the integration of environmental management into the core business strategy and continue to champion sustainable environmental practices.

Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety

This award celebrates the mining project that has excelled in promoting a holistic health and safety culture, in compliance with regulations and standards.

Best Performer in Social Investment

This award celebrates the mining house that has excelled in implementing a clear social investment framework that provides a catalyst for development, namely one that establishes an agenda for the future; assesses priorities for development; ensures compatible land uses; resolves land use conflicts and engages local communities in CSR planning.

Awards verification partner: