SADC Correspondent | Oct 30, 2018 | 0
Namibia Custom Smelters rebranded as Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb
Dundee Precious Metals Inc. has announced a new name and corporate logo for its operations in Namibia. The former Namibia Custom Smelters company will be now known as Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb.
On making the announcement during a national launch in Tsumeb on June 27, Adrian Goldstone, DPM Executive Vice President for Sustainable Development, said the new name represents Dundee’s commitment to both Tsumeb and Namibia and sends a clear message that Dundee Precious Metals is here to stay.
Goldstone said the new name and logo further helps define Dundee Precious Metals as a global leader in the mining and smelting industry guided by strong corporate values.
“We are committed to making the Tsumeb Smelter an industry-leading smelting operation,” he said. “Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb will soon be among the most modern and efficient complex smelters in the world.”
Since acquiring the smelter in 2010, Dundee has invested N$760 million to improve worker safety and environmental protection. This includes emission-reduction projects, new dust-collection facilities and equipment, and a state-of-the-art dust disposal facility. Groundbreaking work for a N$2.3 billion acid plant which will eliminate sulphur dioxide emissions in the Tsumeb community is expected to commence in the next two months.
Hans Nolte, Vice President and General Manager of DPMT, said Dundee has demonstrated a renewed commitment to employee safety, environmental protection and land rehabilitation, and has resolved to improve the community.
“As a long-time resident of Tsumeb and someone who worked for previous smelter owners, Dundee has brought significant improvements to both the smelter and the community,” Nolte said.
Through the Tsumeb Community Trust, Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb works in collaboration with community leaders and local stakeholders to support infrastructure improvements and business development projects. Since the inception of the trust in 2010, the company’s investment in the trust has been more than N$3 million.
The new DPMT logo features a golden globe that shows all the Dundee Precious Metals locations worldwide, including the corporate office in Toronto. A circle of chevrons is positioned in a clockwise direction to demonstrate forward progress and a commitment to positive collaboration with all stakeholders. The globe and chevrons are integrated into the company name symbolising unity and
cohesion. The Tsumeb nameplate forming the base of the logo is symbolic of DPM’s commitment to the town, to Oshikoto Region and to Namibia at large.
“We are launching our new name and logo knowing that much has been achieved but knowing how much remains to be done,” Goldstone said in his national launch speech. “We wish to thank all our stakeholders – our employees, local residents and their leaders, and particularly the Government of Namibia – for their commitment to working with investors to address the issues of concern to local communities and to the country at large.”