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 with all relevant environmental legislation and regulation
Environmental education and training for all employees, focusing on cleaner technologies
Focusing on continuous improvement initiatives to enhance environmental performance
Accurate and comprehensive reporting on all environmental activities and data
Proactive risk assessments and mitigation with feasible action plans and
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 :
Diagnosing pollutant discharges and ascertaining water quality
Monitoring the evolution of ecosystem performance and implementing early warning systems
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.
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View or download the quality policy
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
Improving the quality of educational infrastructure; creating environments conducive to effective student growth and learning.
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.
Province of Tete (Cahora Bassa District) - Songo High School
Renovation of: 12 classrooms, gymnasium, administrative block, canteen, peripheral fence, toilets and
Enhance public/community access to basic health services.
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.
Support and promotion of the creative industries: art, literature, music, dance and national heritage.
• 4th Edition of the Songo Festival
• National Culture Festival
• Ngoma Mozambique
• Library of the Constitutional Council
• Songo book fairs
Promotion of active, healthy lifestyles.
Songo Sports Union
Chingale de Tete Sports Club
Annual monetary support
Chimoio Textfrica Recreational Sports Club
Provision of sporting equipment
Enhancing response efforts and strengthening resilience against extreme weather events (floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.)..
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.