Corporate Profile

Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and it is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Working closely with industry and other R&D institutions, Mintek provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide.

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

Mintek has instituted corporate-wide environmental and quality management systems, and holds certification for Quality (ISO 9001 and ISO 17025), Environment (ISO 14001) and Safety and Health (OHSAS 18001), confirming its commitment to continually strive to deliver high-quality products and services that meet international standards in these areas.

Mintek’s integrated programme of continual improvement in quality, environment, safety and health is driven by these standards, and its performance is monitored by international auditors.

Mintek continues to focus on the development of environmentally responsible technologies for the recovery and recycling of metals from metallurgical residues. A major programme is in place to monitor cyanide species after discharge in various locations around gold plants, from both an environmental and a processing point of view.

In addition, any technology or process that makes use of material generally regarded as waste, or increases recoveries of valuable products, or which uses fewer resources (reagents, energy) than competing processes, is ultimately beneficial to the environment.

Policies and procedures applicable to Mintek’s clients and suppliers include the following:

  • Mintek’s QESHRP Policy
  • Client or Public Complaints
  • Safety, Health and Environmental requirements for Mintek visitors
  • Safety requirements for Contractors working on Mintek Premises