By Abel Karowangoro
Red Rock Resources PLC, a prominent natural resource exploration and development company, has been awarded an environmental certificate for its lithium project in Zimbabwe.
The announcement, made by Chairman and CEO Andrew Bell, marks a significant milestone for the company and clears the way for the production and sale of lithium, a vital component in the manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) did a thorough evaluation process and underscores Red Rock Resources’ commitment to sustainable and responsible mining practices.
The environmental certificate demonstrates the company’s dedication to mitigating environmental impacts and adhering to stringent regulations while undertaking resource extraction activities.
Andrew Bell, speaking to Thomas Warner from Proactive, expressed his enthusiasm about the awarded environmental certificate.
“The environmental certificate adheres to responsible mining and the positive impact it can have on local communities and the environment.
The certification not only validates Red Rock Resources’ efforts but also positions the company as a leader in sustainable lithium production,” Bell said.
“With the environmental certificate in hand, we are now moving forward with the development of the lithium project in Zimbabwe.
“This includes the extraction, processing, and subsequent sale of lithium, contributing to the growing global demand for clean energy solutions,” he said.
“The lithium project in Zimbabwe holds immense potential, as the country boasts significant lithium reserves.
“Our operations have the potential to not only meet the rising demand for lithium but also create job opportunities and stimulate economic growth within Zimbabwe.”
The awarding of the environmental certificate aligns with Red Rock Resources’ commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
The company aims to operate in an environmentally friendly manner while ensuring positive engagement with local communities and stakeholders.
“Lithium market has been experiencing rapid growth, driven by the increasing adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy systems.
“Securing an environmental certificate for this lithium project positions favourably in the global lithium market, provide us with a competitive edge,” Bell said.