The AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Gold Mine received two prestigious awards at the recently-held Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards in Accra. The awards seek to reward exceptional talent teams and organisations which have demonstrated excellence and performed exceptionally in best practices and innovation within the procurement and supply chain sector.
The awards committee recognised the Finance Team of Iduapriem Gold Mine’s determination to achieve the objectives of local content policy, resulting in the mine winning two awards: Sustainable Procurement of the Year and Local Content & Supplier Development Awards.
Ing. Isaac Boakye Aduenin, the Acting Managing Director of Iduapriem Gold Mine, in his words of appreciation praised organisers of the maiden awards ceremony and thanked them for recognising the hard work done by management and staff.
According to him, AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Gold Mine acknowledges that the mining sector is at the leading edge of corporate collaboration and therefore adopts strategies to meet stakeholder expectations.
For him, exhibiting socially responsible corporate behaviour is not an option nor can it be an afterthought, and so the mine has over the years continued to drive business plans toward developing local talent, supporting growth of local businesses and delivering lasting socio-economic benefits to the areas where it operates.
Mrs. Rose Amoah, Senior Manager-Finance of the Iduapriem Gold Mine, was awarded in recognition of the fact that the mine has successfully awarded six major service contracts to fully-owned Ghanaian companies registered in Ghana as a strategy to support local businesses to create more jobs locally; strengthen local economies and retain capital in-country; and also lead to employing over one thousand five hundred (1,500) indigenous locals within the catchment area of its operations, with sufficient evidence of success stories.
She said that the Mine will continue to build strong Procurement & Supply Chain relationship with locally-based companies in the area of supply and service agreements as a strategy to bring clients closer to AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Gold Mine operational zone.
Instinct Wave Ghana, organiser of the awards ceremony in collaboration with the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Ghana Institute of Procurement (GIP) and Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM), indicated that the awards’ objective is to ensure quality is not compromised and companies operate in accordance with best practices, international standards and professionalism.
According to the company, a procurement and supply chain manager undertakes the planning processes of the entire business – especially in the area of inventory control, logistics and distribution, while ensuring effective function to avoid constant delays and cost opportunity…and for this reason needs to be applauded and recognised.
The awards are targetted at organisations in the telecommunication sector, retail and consumer goods sector, banking, health-care and pharmaceuticals, automobile, oil and gas, mining, food and agriculture, logistics and manufacturing.