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Corporate Accountability App Workshop: Harnessing GRI standards for corporate accountability in Africa

April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm


The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) convened a groundbreaking workshop on April 15th-16th, 2024, to introduce and refine the Corporate Accountability App—an innovative tool aimed at promoting transparency and ensuring corporations within the mining sector adhere to the highest Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. The workshop was a collaborative effort to enhance the app’s development and align it closely with the needs and regulations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

The workshop brought together a diverse range of stakeholders, including industry experts, representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental bodies, and community representatives. The inclusive participation of various stakeholders ensured comprehensive discussions and insights.

Key Discussions:
1. Introduction of the Corporate Accountability App: SARW provided an overview of the Corporate Accountability App, emphasizing its importance in promoting transparency and accountability within the mining sector. Attendees gained insights into the features and functionalities of the app.

2. Refinement and Enhancement: Participants engaged in constructive discussions to refine and enhance the app’s development. Feedback and suggestions were solicited from stakeholders to ensure the app effectively meets the needs and expectations of users in the SADC region.

3. Alignment with ESG Standards: The workshop focused on aligning the Corporate Accountability App with the highest Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. Discussions centered on integrating ESG criteria and indicators into the app to facilitate comprehensive corporate accountability assessments.

4. Regulatory Compliance: Consideration was given to regulatory frameworks and requirements within the SADC region. Participants discussed the importance of ensuring that the app complies with existing regulations governing the mining sector while also advocating for the adoption of enhanced transparency measures.

Outcomes and Next Steps:
1. Enhanced Development of the Corporate Accountability App: The workshop contributed to the refinement and enhancement of the Corporate Accountability App, incorporating valuable feedback and suggestions from stakeholders.

2. Alignment with ESG Standards: Efforts were made to align the app closely with the highest Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards, thereby promoting best practices within the mining sector.

3. Advancement of Corporate Accountability: The collaborative efforts of industry experts, NGOs, governmental bodies, and community representatives marked a significant step towards advancing corporate accountability within the mining sector.

4. Continued Collaboration: Participants underscored the importance of continued collaboration and dialogue to further refine the Corporate Accountability App and ensure its effectiveness in promoting transparency and accountability.

The workshop organized by SARW served as a pivotal moment in the development of the Corporate Accountability App for the mining sector. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders demonstrated a shared commitment to fostering transparency, ethical practices, and corporate accountability within the SADC region. Moving forward, ongoing collaboration will be essential to realize the full potential of the app and drive positive change within the mining industry.


April 15 @ 8:00 am
April 16 @ 5:00 pm




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