Mopani Copper Mines Plc is setting the standard for Africa’s mining sector after achieving the prestigious Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Kite Mark for its commitment to investing in ethical practices in its procurement and supply chain professionals and activities.

The company is playing a crucial role in Zambia’s efforts to increase copper mining output to three-million tonnes a year by 2032, a target high on President Hakainde Hichilema’s agenda since coming to power in August 2021.

Mopani Copper Mines is going to great lengths to become a world-class operation, and to this end has aligned its 71 supply chain employees with CIPS – a UK-based global professional body representing the procurement and supply chain profession – to ensure it is benchmarked against the highest international standards. Mopani has also become a CIPS member.

The CIPS Corporate Ethics Kite Mark recognises these outstanding efforts.

The accolade publicly reinforces an organisation’s assurance to ethical sourcing and supplier management, and signals to suppliers, customers, potential employees and other stakeholders that they are dealing with an entity committed to ensuring its staff are trained in ethical sourcing and supplier management, and that they have adopted ethical values in the way in which they source and manage suppliers.

“We are grateful for the assistance given by CIPS in our quest to become world-class, and the award of the Corporate Ethical and Procurement certificate of achievement is testament to the partnership and continuing support,” says delighted Mopani Copper Mines supply chain manager, Gershom Tanga. “We would like to thank Mopani management for the initiative and continued support in developing and growing the supply chain staff and the department through this affiliation with CIPS.”

Craig O’Flaherty, head of CIPS for Business: CIPS Africa, says the “CIPS Corporate Ethics Kite Mark reinforces Mopani Copper Mines’ commitment to ethical sourcing and supply chain management and is a shining example to other organisations in Zambia to do the same”.

Mopani Copper Mines ultimately aims to have all  71 supply chain professionals achieve the Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) status, which signals to other professionals and employers of procurement proficiency – providing a significant career advantage than enables members to increase their earning potential.

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