ESIAS: Three Environment and Social Impact Assessments have been completed to date, for

  • Karo's processing facility, the tailings facility, the first pit (KPSE) and the camp
  • Karo's power supply
  • Karo's water supply

Further studies are underway for the other pits on the Karo lease, and for Chirundazi dam.

All ESIAs have been developed to meet the requirements set out in the Zimbabwean Environmental Management Act and IFC standards. To date, three certificates have been issued, for the mine and plant, for the project's power supply and for its water supply.

Equator Principles: In line with the latest iteration of the Equator Principles, Karo has also commissioned a climate transition risk analysis and a human rights assessment.

Environmental and Social Management System: Together, these different studies provide the basis of our risk management strategy with regards to community and environmental impacts. A comprehensive management system is currently being developed to ensure all impacts are mitigated and the effectiveness of mitigation measures is monitored and tested