Sustainability

Corporate social responsibility

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 close member of Emiral, strives to bring social responsibility to our business at both a federal and municipal level.

During a time when the well-being of the planet and its communities is at an ever increasing risk, we recognise the dire importance of giving back and supporting those in need. Thanks to our Social Responsibility programs, we are equipped to place the health, education, and environment of the regions we work in as our top priority.

Supporting the Bushareen community

In 2014, Kush EP signed an agreement with the Bushareen community. Since then, the company has continuously fulfilled its obligations to pay out 2% of the company’s profit to the Bushareen. This agreement serves as a significant social contribution to the 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.

Khartoum University Support

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 enhanced the work environment of the university, which has led to a more fulfilling and productive student life and campus.

Schools

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 (Shendi area)

In 2015, Kush EP launched a sponsorship program to support Sudan’s cultural and historical heritage by offering financial assistance to the Russian-Italian archeology 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 artefacts were 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 centre for archeological 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 archeological expedition within an ancient settlement located in the Deraheib region.