The mine’s corporate social responsibility programme includes a resettlement and a Millennium Village Project. Under the resettlement, the company has undertaken to re-settle 205 households from an area to be affected by mining to a new area within the existing Konkola Village.
Lubambe has initiated programmes to entrench safety, environmental responsibility and community interaction from the outset. A campaign to drive these programmes was initiated early in 2011. This campaign Is known as ‘Target Zero… pantu tulasakamana’ (pantu tulasakamana being a Bemba phrase meaning ‘because we care’). Its aims to include the entrenchment of safety and health as a culture, within the workforce and the surrounding communities.
The mine’s environmental management programme includes monitoring of dust, noise, diesel emissions, water quality, vibration and Illumination. Audits are conducted to establish performance against the requirements of the environmental management programme’s targets.