LHUPL is a member and active participant in many industry bodies related to the mining industry. This enables LHUPL to contribute to the discussions and development of public policy initiatives, codes of practice, stewardship and key industry issues. This also allows LHUPL to understand and remain abreast of key challenges and opportunities for the uranium sector, and to assist in the development of LHUPL’s strategies, plans and policies so they better reflect and respond to market needs and stakeholder expectations. During this review period, the following external engagement sessions took place. Key LHUPL industry engagement includes:
- The Chamber of Mines and Energy of Namibia, which contributes to policy debate to promote safe, efficient and productive mining development and to enhance stakeholder and public confidence in the industry.
- Namibian Uranium Association (NUA), which is an advocacy body that represents the uranium industry in Namibia. NUA members work cooperatively to ensure that the Namibian uranium, exploration, mining and exporting industry is able to operate, expand and thrive safely and efficiently. The NUA Board of Directors, of which the LHUPL Managing Director serves as a trustee, governs the NUA. LHUPL, is represented on a number of internal working groups which include amongst others:
- Sustainability working group
- Air and Water quality working group.
- Radiation Safety working group
Paladin played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG), an industry body that promotes best practice in corporate social responsibility amongst Australian mining companies with African interests