GGML scoops Winner for the People prize at SDGs

AngloGold Ashanti – Geita Gold Mining Limited was yesterday named the overall Winner for the People category at the Business Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Awards by UN Global Compact Tanzania.

In a ceremony that was organized by the UN Global Compact Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, the company scooped the award especially for supporting the communities around it and enhancing quality workplace environment, where every employee goes home safe after work.

Receiving the award, GGML Board Director Felix Mlaki said: “This award is a testimony to our commitment to supporting the communities surrounding our mine, as well as our ongoing efforts to creating a workplace that values diversity and inclusion, and ensures that all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) Board Director Felix Mlaki (right), Vice President of AngloGold Ashanti, Simon Shayo, who oversees Sustainability for Ghana and Tanzania (left) GGML Communications Manager, Stephen Mhando (second right) and Administration Officer, Layla Mohamed in a souvenir photo after receiving the overall Winner for the People category at the business SDGs Awards by UN Global Compact Tanzania. (Photo by Correspondent)

“This award recognizes our efforts to uphold human rights and environmental sustainability while also contributing meaningfully to the Geita Region and Tanzania economy.”

He further said after the prize, the company will reinforce its commitment as in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to implement the programs, which also complement the government’s efforts to develop the community.

He noted that the company will also continue with raising the livelihoods of local contractors, including giving them priority in tender opportunities so that they enlarge their focus of employing many Tanzanians in their activities.

In a related development, during the ceremony it was noted that the UN SDG Action Awards is a signature programme of the UN SDG Action Campaign, seeking initiatives and individuals that mobilize, inspire and connect people to drive positive change. Over 3,000 applications and nominations are received annually from 150+ countries.

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