Maamba Collieries Limited has been recognised by the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) for its best practices in managing its workforce and resilience during the pandemic.
Under the theme “Business Resilience, Using Disruptions to Bounce Back”, ZACCI recognised MCL’s sustainable workforce and resilience through innovation as key factors in building a positive dynamic industry that generates a supportive work environment promoting well-being, worker attitudes and increased efficiency in the use of resources.
Maamba Collieries Chief Executive Officer Lt Col Cyrus Minwalla (Retd) said the company was honoured to receive the two awards from the ZACCI.
MCL received two awards –first prize for the best sustainable workforce, and second place as a resilient industry innovation leader at the event, which was graced by Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Eng. Collins Nzovu.
This year’s theme strongly resonated with MCL, because since privatisation, the company has faced challenges, but has remained steadfast in its commitment to contribute to the country’s energy basket and economy.
MCL’s success as Zambia’s largest coal producer is largely attributed to its workforce, and the company believes that no business entity can achieve greater sustainability without the involvement of a motivated workforce. Therefore, since it began operations, the company has dedicated itself to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of its most cherished asset – its employees.
MCL employs some 1,500 people, more than 85 per cent of whom are indigenous Zambians and remains committed to building lasting relationships that have long-term impact to help continuously improve, grow and promote economic development with ZACCI and industry stakeholders in areas and sectors of business that play a pivotal role in the sustainability of the energy sector and economy at large.