Hummingbird Resources joins Board of Members at the World Gold Council

West Africa-focused gold miner Hummingbird Resources has become the latest member on the board of the World Gold Council having confirmed its membership with the world’s leading gold authority yesterday.

In joining the Council, AIM-listed Hummingbird will adopt and adhere to the Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs) – an extensive framework for responsible mining along the downstream gold supply chain.

Hummingbird’s managing director Dan Betts said: “I believe global partnerships are of the utmost importance. I am delighted that Hummingbird is joining the World Gold Council to contribute to its important work.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Hummingbird and adopting the Responsible Mining Principles underpin our commitment as a sustainable operator.

Hummingbird is already collaborating with the Betts Group to provide a traceable chain of custody for its gold production out of the Yanfolila mine in Mali under the Single Mine Origin (SMO) initiative.

“I am looking forward to working with the Council and its Members to share best practice and to promote the long-term development of the industry,” Betts added.

Hummingbird will join the likes of Barrick Gold, Endeavour Mining, Newmont, Franco-Nevada and many more key players from the global gold mining sector as a member of the board at the Council.