Orion has been recognised internationally for its dedication to delivering on its ESG principles.

We were awarded the Investing in Mining Indaba’s Junior ESG Award for Enhanced Labour Standards at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in May 2022.

The inaugural Junior ESG Awards highlight junior mining companies that excel in making a significant positive ESG impact. The Enhanced Labour Standards award recognises Orion for going above and beyond to establish and promote fair treatment and contribute to the professional and skills development of its workforce particularly of locally engaged staff.

Read the Investing in Mining Indaba announcement here (

The award was the second ESG award secured by Orion. It was awarded the inaugural announced by AAMEG (The Australian – Africa Minerals & Energy Group) Emerging ESG Leader Award in November 2020.

The Emerging ESG Leader Award recognises companies that have a visionary approach to ESG which delivers long-term benefits for communities.

The Emerging ESG Leader Award acknowledges Orion’s exemplary work as a junior mining company in developing innovative ESG strategies, forging meaningful relationships with its host communities and, importantly, making a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.

Read the AAMEG Africa Awards announcement here

Orion Minerals’ primary focus is on South Africa, where it holds a large tenement portfolio within the geologically rich Areachap Belt, located in the Northern Cape Province. Despite numerous mineral discoveries between 1970 and 1998, the Areachap Belt has seen no major exploration over the past 20 to 30 years.