We understand the transformative role that a mining company can play in the development of local communities and their supporting economies and strive as far as possible to generate tangible benefits, build mutual prosperity and nurture strong relationships with communities.
From mine-to-market, Emiral is working to minimize negative impacts of mining operations and maximize the value we deliver to our employees, local communities and wider stakeholders.
We believe that mutual respect and building trust with our local communities are critical to our success.
Emiral devotes considerable attention and resources to its Social Responsibility programs. We sincerely care and respect the regions we conduct business in while doing our utmost to make cooperation with the local community mutually beneficial.
Kush EP, a leading Sudanese industrial gold production company and a subsidiary of Emiral, strives to bring social responsibility to our business at both a federal and municipal level.
The world is changing and as economic, societal and environmental risks heighten , we recognize the dire importance of giving back and supporting those in need. Thanks to our Social Responsibility programs, we are equipped to support the health, education, and environment of the regions we work in and see this as a fundamental priority.
Emiral delivers several engagement and development activities from:
- Enterprise and supplier development
- Localisation of employment and procurement opportunities
- Infrastructure development
- Public health initiatives
- Education and skills development
In 2014, Kush EP signed a cooperation agreement with the Bushareen community. Since then, the company has continuously fulfilled its obligations to make material contributions to the Bushareen. This agreement serves as a significant driver of social development of the region. As a result, the local community, with the support of Kush EP, has launched 15 agricultural projects. These include the farming of kidney beans, wheat, cereals, and grain crops. They have also used equipment provided by Kush EP to build irrigation canals in cultivated areas.
In 2013, Kush EP offered its support to the University of Khartoum. The company launched a project aimed at renovating the university’s library. They were able to do so by performing construction and repair work, replacing old equipment and furniture, and installing air conditioners and lighting systems in classrooms. Additionally, Kush EP has donated computers, new books, installed sound systems, and provided internet operating services on more than 500 devices. All of these contributions have greatly benefited the university and supported its students.
Kush EP understands the necessity of aiding communities that reside within the regions of its mining business. Therefore, Kush EP provides a wide range of support such as promoting professional education as well as conducting training sessions. The school for midwifery, along with other CSR projects, is a prime example of their positive influence.
For this particular project, Kush EP provided funding for the management of an obstetric school in the Haya district, and training sessions for women wishing to study obstetrics. Furthermore, Kush EP has renovated a building that is used as a secondary school. It now educates the future generations of Wadi Sidon and brings hope and stability towards achieving their dreams. Kush EP has also participated in the construction of a new extension within this building.
Water supply system
in the Hayya district
One of the Corporate Social Responsibility missions of Kush EP includes a project aimed at a capital renovation of the water supply system in the region.
Thus far, this project has received contributions of over SDG 1.9 mln. These donations have helped cover expenses like the purchasing, logistics, delivery, and installation of equipment used in the new water supply network. Consequently, all of these factors have greatly ameliorated the standard of living for the people of Hayya. As Ahmed Ibrahim of Hayya’s municipality states, “today we can truly say that citizens of Hayya are very happy to see their lives being significantly improved.”
Archaeological site in
Abu Erteil and Meroë
In 2015, Kush EP launched a sponsorship program to support Sudan’s cultural and historical heritage by offering financial assistance to the Russian-Italian archaeology expedition in Abu Erteila (Shendi area).
As a result of Kush EP’s involvement, modern equipment for the project was able to be purchased. This allowed for the excavation project of the Meroitic king Natakamani from the (1st century AD). In this holy temple, a wide array of sacred artifacts was unearthed — altars, columns with images and inscriptions in ancient Egyptian, paintings, and even a former water supply system. Afterwards, there was an interest and proposition by the Sudanese to open a center for archaeological training in Moscow. This was followed by the signing of an agreement between the Merowe University and the Russian State University for the Humanities. More recently, in 2017, Kush EP provided financial support for an archaeological expedition within an ancient settlement located in the Deraheib region.