SUSTAINABILITY

ENABLING SOCIO-ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT

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Our sustainability ethos is centred around minimising environmental impacts; periodically reviewing objectives and targets; continuously enhancing health and safety procedures and empowering communities to succeed. HCB employs a shared value approach to all initiatives, prioritising the achievement of Mozambique’s national priorities; particularly around improving livelihoods by enhancing access to power, water and sanitation and education.

HCB AND SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

HCB is committed to driving ongoing development within Mozambique through sustainable environmental management across all of its operations. This is achieved through global best practice based on the following principles:

COMPLIANCE

Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and regulation

EDUCATION

Environmental education and training for all employees, focusing on cleaner technologies

INITIATIVES

Focusing on continuous improvement initiatives to enhance environmental performance

REPORTING

Accurate and comprehensive reporting on all environmental activities and data

RISK

Proactive risk assessments and mitigation with feasible action plans and
prioritisation

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

HCB’s approach to environmental management has been encapsulated in the company’s Environmental Management System document, established and approved by the board of directors in 2008. The policy guides all environmental operations across all business units, with a view to integrate initiatives at all organisational levels.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Access to clean, fresh water for the communities surrounding HCB’s operations is fundamental to the company’s ongoing environmental strategy. As such, HCB has strict monitoring procedures to ensure for the highest standard of water quality in order to preserve the sustainability of aquatic and eco systems, as well as the retention of energy production infrastructure.

The monitoring of the Cahora Bassa reservoir, follows principles set out in the NEB (Norms for Operating Dams) and takes into account recommendations from SADC, the ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams) and various specialised UN agencies. Here, environmental and ecological conditions surrounding the reservoir are continually assessed.

THIS COMPRISES :

ENV1

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosing pollutant discharges and ascertaining water quality

ENV2

MONITORING

Monitoring the evolution of ecosystem performance and implementing early warning systems

ENV3

EVALUATION

Evaluating sediment evolution (Albufeira)

HEALTH AND SAFETY

HCB’s focus is placed on continuous improvement and ongoing risk assessment and mitigation in line with global best practice and regulation. The organisation aims to cultivate a health and safety culture characterised by prevention and self-protection.

Health & saftey

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SUSTAINABILITY

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Communities lay at the centre of HCB’s operating ethos, and as such, the company prioritises investment in socially responsible initiatives. HCB is committed to responding to community needs, focusing on improving well-being and livelihoods.

HCB HAS 6 CSR PILLARS

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health
water
culture
sports
emergency

EDUCATION :

Improving the quality of educational infrastructure; creating environments conducive to effective student growth and learning.

PROJECTS

Province of Tete (District of Doa) - Primary School of Doa
Construction of primary school: classrooms, administrative block, teacher residence, mini water supply system, photovoltaic system to supply electricity, provision of equipment in and furniture.

PROJECTS

Province of Tete (Cahora Bassa District) - Songo High School
Renovation of: 12 classrooms, gymnasium, administrative block, canteen, peripheral fence, toilets and
playgrounds.

HEALTH:

Enhance public/community access to basic health services.

PROJECTS

Province of Tete (District of Cahora Bassa) - Rural Hospital of Songo
Furniture donation, construction of operational block, maintenance of infrastructure and waste management support.

Tete Province (Changara District) - Wiriamu Health Center
Building of health centre in village, construction of nursing accommodation and provision of equipment.

WATER AND SANITATION:

Enhance public/community access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

CULTURE:

Support and promotion of the creative industries: art, literature, music, dance and national heritage.

PROJECTS

Support of
• 4th Edition of the Songo Festival
• National Culture Festival
• Ngoma Mozambique
• Library of the Constitutional Council
• Songo book fairs

SPORTS:

Promotion of active, healthy lifestyles.

PROJECTS

Songo Sports Union
Exclusive sponsorship

Chingale de Tete Sports Club
Annual monetary support

Chimoio Textfrica Recreational Sports Club
Provision of sporting equipment

EMERGENCY RELIEF:

Enhancing response efforts and strengthening resilience against extreme weather events (floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.)..

PROJECTS

National Institute of Disaster Management
Support for flood victims in the provinces of Nampula, Cabo Delgado and Niassa.

Province of Tete (District of Cahora Bassa) - Maroeira Primary School
Donation of building material for repairs.