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BACKGROUND

In present world of globalization, no business can achieve the desired business results without ensuring economic, social and environment sustainability. However, unlike other industries that have choice of locating their projects at any geographical location suitable to them, mining industry inevitably has to be where the minerals occur. Therefore, the challenge of following sustainability principles gets significantly magnified. This challenge gets further compounded by the fact that most of the minerals are in forest, backward and tribal areas – where economic, social and other infrastructures are conspicuous by their absence. In such settings, mining industry has to take care of many diverse and compelling issues right from conservation of biodiversity, wildlife, environment, etc.

Mining industry now is resolutely marching towards sustainable mining while performing its dual role of meeting the domestic demand of raw materials as well as of increasing its contribution in the international market. It is striving hard to acquire the capability to deliver sustainable and responsible economic growth through R&D; productivity enhancement; improved technology and conservation strategies. The voluntary CSR and community welfare initiatives undertaken by the industry along with the Health & Safety of the stakeholders is well recognized.

In order to motivate and recognize the efforts of mining industry for having addressed these multi-dimensional issues in an exemplary manner, FIMI has instituted FIMI’s Awards Scheme. There are nine awards in four categories, viz. awards of Excellence, Environment, Health & Safety and Social Awareness which are given annually. Each award carries a trophy and a certificate.

CATEGORY OF AWARDS

I.FIMI’s EXCELLENCE AWARD
In present world of globalization, all industries have developed the understanding that no business can achieve the desired milestones without ensuring economic, social and environment sustainability of the business, people and nature that may impact or get impacted by the business. A sound business model is only successful, in long run, that realizes the interdependency between business, society and environment and thereby integrates sustainability as a key strategy in carrying out business activities. Therefore, in order to promote the culture of such diverse business models, FIMI has been giving FIMI’s Excellence Award to mining companies who are playing an exemplary role in promoting the general upliftment & social well-being of the people, a safe & healthy working environment for their employees, environmental protection and better productivity. There is one award in this category which was instituted in FIMI Awards Scheme 2004-05 and is open for application to all categories of mines.

a. Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award
The award is designed to recognize excellence in the overall performance – economic, social, environmental and health & safety - of the applicant. In the overall scheme of assessment, dimensions which are germane to excellence such as commitment, self-evaluation, transparency, governance etc. are also given due and significant importance.

II.FIMI’s ENVIRONMENT AWARDS
FIMI believes that mere propagation of conventional corporate social responsibility is more like following others. Obtaining social license to operate is a goal that requires leadership. It is a matter of not just following best practices but of innovating to next practices. After all, brand reputation and creation of stable and conducive social environment are needs not only for trade and investment but for better standard and quality of life of all the stakeholders, specially the community around. FIMI, therefore, instituted the following two Social Awareness Awards to encourage the leaders to forge ahead and pull up the followers to do better.

  • Subh Karan Sarawagi Environment Award – For Opencast Metalliferous Mines
  • Abheraj Baldota Environment Award – for Opencast Non-metallic Mines Mines which are working for winning non-metallic / industrial minerals
  • Misrilall Jain Environment Award – for Opencast Mines with ≤ 50 ha lease area and mining industrial minerals
  • Gem Granites Environment Award – For All ‘B’ Category Mines
     

 

III.FIMI’s SOCIAL AWARENESS AWARDS
FIMI believes that mere propagation of conventional corporate social responsibility is more like following others. Obtaining social license to operate is a goal that requires leadership. It is a matter of not just following best practices but of innovating to next practices. After all, brand reputation and creation of stable and conducive social environment are needs not only for trade and investment but for better standard and quality of life of all the stakeholders, specially the community around. FIMI, therefore, instituted the following two Social Awareness Awards to encourage the leaders to forge ahead and pull up the followers to do better.

  • Sita Ram Rungta Social Awareness Award – For all mines
  • NMDC Social Awareness Award – For all mines
     
These two awards are designed to recognize the mines adjudged to have best contributed to the general upliftment and well-being of their various stakeholders while addressing broader sustainability concern.

 

IV.FIMI’s HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD
Health & safety of workers engaged in mining activities and communities around mines has been getting increasing attention of societies and stakeholders. To specifically attract attention and focused efforts of mining industry towards this important area, FIMI has introduced this Award since 2010-11 to recognize good efforts and initiatives made by the mining industry in taking care of health & safety of their employees and to inspire others to do the same. There is one award in this category which is open for application to all categories of mines:

  • Rio Tinto Health & Safety Award – For Opencast Mines
  • Hindustan Zinc Health & Safety Award – For Underground Mines
     
The ultimate objective of the Award is to create awareness and implement strategies for improving Health & Safety management standards so as to focus on development, management and awareness of Health & Safety by minimizing adverse hazards and risks.

 

LIST OF JURY MEMBERS

(For FIMI Awards 2015-16)

 

Chairman

Prof. B.B. Dhar
Former Professor and Head, Mining Engg. IIT – BHU
and Former Director – CSIR-CIMFR

Members

Mr. M.S. Nagar
Chairman
Expert Appraisal Committee (Mining), Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, Pocket F-519, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi

Mr. R.K. Sinha
Controller General
Indian Bureau of Mines, Nagpur

Mr. Rahul Guha
Director General
Directorate General of Mines Safety, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Mr. Deepak Kumar Sinha
IG, Forests
Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Mr. Surendra Kumar
Director (IA)
Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003

Dr. T.K. Joshi
Member
Expert Appraisal Committee, Ministry of Environment & Forest, B/22, New Krishna Park, Dhouli Piao, Shivaji Marg, New Delhi – 110018

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri
Director
National Institute of Miners Health, JNARDDC Campus, Amrawati Road, Wadi, Nagpur – 440 023

Mr. G.S. Roonwal
Honorary Member - FIMI,

Mr. Sitaram Kemmannu
CEO, SMI-FIMI
Member Secretary – Jury Committee