Junior ESG Awards

Prestigious Awards for 2023

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The popular Mining Indaba awards is back for a second year running, which will highlight junior mining companies that excel in making a significant positive ESG impact.

The awards are an opportunity to put a company in the spotlight and reward them for excelling in climate change, responsible water, protecting nature, circular economy, transparency, economic empowerment, community engagement, labour standards, and diversity, equality, and inclusion. 

Applicants will be assessed by a panel of independent judges comprising of ESG advisors, managers, and analysts.

Award Categories


Recognising a company with innovative and transformative initiatives that address climate challenges.


Recognising a company that has either improved access to clean water for local communities or introduced innovative and effective systems for preventing remedying water pollution. 


Recognising a company that is pioneering effective strategies to protect, preserve or restore ecosystems and species potentially affected by their projects and operations.


Recognising a company that is introducing circular processes into its business, at any or all stage(s) of the mining life cycle, and/or into the local economy.


Recognising a company demonstrating leading practice in transparency and working to improve accountability mechanisms that achieve business integrity and good governance. 


Recognising a company undertaking innovative initiatives in particular local community interventions that support the economic empowerment of vulnerable groups. 

Community Engagement

Recognising a company that is strengthening local institutions through innovative initiatives and consultation of local communities in decision making on activities affecting them.


Recognising a company that has gone above and beyond in its employment practices, such as respect of labour rights, promotes equal opportunities, and skills development of their workforce. 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Recognising a company that has successfully implemented diversity, equality and inclusion strategy to achieve greater representation across all levels of the organisation. 

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