JAKARTA, 8 February 2017 – The ASEAN Mineral Awards is a biennial award established to honour ASEAN mining companies which have made outstanding contributions toward the promotion of environmentally and socially sustainable minerals development in the ASEAN region. The Awards recognise contributions involving actual impacts on community development, implications on ASEAN minerals supply, human resource development, productivity and resource efficiency, and actual measures to address health, safety and environmental performance.
ASEAN Secretariat invites the public to join the first ever ASEAN Mineral Awards and share success stories and achievements in responsible and sustainable development of ASEAN’s mineral resources.
Mining companies and/or projects producing non-energy mineral products and in operation for at least three years prior to 31 March 2017 are eligible to apply. The Awards are contested in three categories:
- Best Practices in Minerals Mining (including quarrying)
- Best Practices in Minerals Processing (including smelting)
- Best Practices in Minerals Distribution (including transportation, handling and storage)
Applications are to be submitted through the respective focal points of each ASEAN Member State. Selection is based on the Guidelines for the ASEAN Mineral Awards. The Board of Judges will shortlist three companies/projects for each award category and finalists will be invited to present their entries.
The winners will be announced at the 1st ASEAN Mineral Awards during the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Minerals in November 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
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