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ABOUT BCM

Working Towards Excellence In The Mining Industry.

Related Organisations

  • Business Botswana – forum on national issues.
  • Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa (MIASA) – forum on regional affairs.
  • International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) – focuses on international research and policy direction.

About Botswana Chamber of Mines

The Botswana Chamber of Mines is an organisation established to serve the interests of the mining and exploration companies together with associated industries. The mining industry remains the main driver of economic activity in the country and is forecasted to sustain the economy further into the future.

More exploration for minerals is taking place in the country and whilst this is a welcome development, it is essential that the progress is achieved smoothly with due regard for legislation. The Chamber of Mines aims to ensure that legislation in the country is conducive for mining companies and at the same time developing good working relationships with the legislator.

The direction that this industry pursues therefore is not only significant for the mining organisations, but crucial for the country’s purported buoyancy in the world economic fora. The organisation realises the critical success of this strategy to be dependent upon its people.

Botswana Chamber of Mines Purpose

The purpose of the Botswana Chamber of Mines is to serve the interests of the mining houses and to influence policy decisions and strategic intents within the government, non-governmental organizations and related bodies.

  • Vision – To be a respected, effective and unified voice for the mining industry that educates and shares knowledge with  its stakeholders.
  • Mission – We represent the interests and needs of the mining industry in Botswana.

We commit to the following values which govern the way we operate and relate with our internal as well as external stakeholders.

  • Unity – We will actively promote our shared purpose and commitments, speaking with one voice, and acting as one team to honour and deliver the Chamber’s business.
  • Good governance – Our operations and ways of working will be characterised by compliance to good practices and ethical standards. We will be transparent and honest in our dealings.
  • Meritocracy – We promote and recognise excellence in our dealings within as well as outside the Chamber.
  • Good corporate citizenship – Our business operations will benefit our communities through well managed corporate social responsibility programmes.
  • Safety – We commit to conduct our business without harm to our people and the environment.
  • Safety Committee
  • Environmental Committee
  • Health Committee
  • Training Committee

The development of the strategy for the Botswana Chamber of Mines was necessitated by the desire to strategically position the Chamber to deliver on its mandate. This is particularly critical in the current dynamic environment, characterised by rapid changes, socio-economic challenges as well as increasing rate of globalisation. Thus the strategy not only provides a framework for managing the BCM and focusing on what matters most for the organisation, it is a vehicle for effectively managing BCM’s affairs and responding to the needs of its stakeholders.