Excellence Awards - Shortlists Announced
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Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

27 Oct 2021 (Last Updated November 24th, 2021 08:41)

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2021 Excellence Awards. Look out for the announcement of the winners in December along with our full Awards Report

The shortlist categories are divided into FOUR groups:

Excellence Categories – These categories look at achievements in our  core areas of excellence and include everything from Covid-19 Response to Social Impact.

Sector Excellence – These categories look at achievements within each individual market sub-sector and can include everything from notable business expansion through innovation to diversity and environmental initiatives.

Firms of the Year – These categories look at achievements by specific types of companies and includes everything from new market entrants to finance and legal firms.

Deals of the Year – The most notable finance and M&A deals from the research period.

 

*Please note that we also have awards for individuals, the winners of which will be announced in our Awards Report alongside the other category winners

Excellence Categories

COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Anglo American Platinum
  • B2Gold
  • Glencore
  • New Gold
  • The Minerals Council South Africa

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • BHP
  • Clean TeQ Water
  • Glencore
  • Itochu, Shell International
  • Nornickel
  • OceanaGold
  • Rio Tinto, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Vale, Kobe Steel, Mitsui
  • Wärtsilä, Schneider

INNOVATION

  • Antofagasta/Universal Field Robots (UFR)
  • Critical Elements/GoldSpot Discoveries
  • Debswana Mining Company
  • Earth AI
  • newGen Group
  • Nornickel
  • Sandvik Mining, Rock Technology, Exyn Technologies
  • Urban Mine
  • West Virginia University

PRODUCT LAUNCH & R&D

  • Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
  • DeepGreen Metals
  • FERRIT
  • The Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR)
  • University of Exeter

SAFETY

  • Caterpillar, Guardhat
  • Continental AG
  • INCIMMET SA
  • newGen Group
  • Sandvik
  • TBT, DNA-Blast Group

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group, BHP
  • B2Gold
  • Decipher
  • Ford
  • HILT CRC
  • Nornickel
  • Orion Minerals
  • Scotland Fife, National Pride
  • Tesla
  • Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC)

Sector Excellence

BASE METALS

  • Cleveland-Cliffs
  • Codelco, Microsoft
  • Cornish Lithium, Source Certain International
  • Critical Elements
  • Giga Metals
  • Lion Battery Technologies, Florida International University
  • Minera Salar Blanco, Mitsui
  • Nornickel
  • Piedmont Lithium
  • Rio Tinto

COMMODITIES

  • ABB
  • BMA, Daunia
  • Ford
  • Glencore
  • IBM, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Itochu, Shell International
  • XCHG

EXPLORATION

  • Design 1st
  • Deswik, RGS Environmental
  • Earth AI
  • Imago
  • Sandvik Mining, Rock Technology, Exyn Technologies
  • University of Exeter
  • Urban Mine

PRECIOUS METALS AND MINERALS

  • ALROSA
  • B2Gold
  • Everledger, JD.com
  • Itronics
  • Lion Battery Technologies

PROCESSING

  • Amira Global/ColdBlock Technologies
  • Caterpillar
  • Fenner Dunlop
  • Huawei, Shanxi Cloud Era Technology, Jinneng Holding Group
  • Macarthur Minerals
  • METS Ignited
  • Rhosonics Analytical
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sandvik
  • The Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR)

RARE EARTH METALS

  • The US Department of Energy
  • West Virginia University

TRANSPORTATION

  • BHP, Toyota
  • Epiroc
  • FERRIT
  • Fortescue Metals Group, Williams Advanced Engineering
  • Imerys & MachineMax
  • Normet
  • Vale, Progress Rail

Firm of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Resolution Systems
  • RockMass Technologies
  • StrikePoint Gold

FINANCE

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • Canaccord Genuity Group
  • Citigroup
  • HSBC Holdings
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co/J.P. Morgan Securities
  • Morgan Stanley

LEGAL

  • Allen & Overy
  • Ashurst
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • DLA Piper
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Jones Day
  • Linklaters
  • Stikeman Elliott

NEWCOMER

  • Axora
  • Epiroc
  • Pensana
  • Vulcan Energy

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Apollo Global Management
  • KPS Capital Partners
  • Resource Capital Funds

SME

  • Australian Mines
  • CITIC Seram Energy
  • Orion Minerals
  • Taseko Mines
  • PT Dahana

Deal of the Year

FINANCE

  • CSN Mineracao
  • PT Ladangbaja Murni
  • Tianqi Lithium Terminates

M&A (impact)

  • Beijing Shougang acquires stake in Shougang Jingtang Iron & Steel United
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA
  • Endeavour Mining acquires Teranga Gold
  • Fortuna Silver Mines acquires Roxgold
  • IGO acquires Tianqi Australian lithium assets
  • Northern Star and Saracen Mineral Holdings merger
  • Nova Resources acquires Kaz Minerals
  • Orocobre and Galaxy Resources merge
  • Prony Resources acquires Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie
  • Sandvik acquires DSI Underground
  • Shanxi Xishan Coal acquires stake in Shanxi Fenxi Mining
  • ZCCM Investments acquires remaining stake in Mopani Copper Mines

M&A (innovation)

  • Bentley Systems acquires Seequent
  • Elliott Management acquires stake in Thiess
  • MP Materials and Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. merger
  • WSP acquires Golder Associates