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The DRC Mining Code

Democratic Republic of Congo Forthcoming 2017

The implementing regulations require environmental due diligence as the basis for issuing permits for exploration and exploitation of minerals.

Issuer name

Ministry of Mining

Government ministry

Ministry of minning and Energy

More information

The exploration licensee has to file annual reports to the Department for the Protection of the Environment. Permits can be revoked and operations suspended in case of non-compliance. The Mining law has been under review since 2012, however plans for reform have recently been stalled. Earlier in 2017 they stated that the amendments in the parliament are back on the table for discussions and the lower house approved the mining code on 12 December (awaiting full approval). Reviewed 11/01/2017

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Applies to all mining companies operaties in the DRC

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Environmental Compliance & Risk




Democratic Republic of Congo


Africa & Middle East

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Codes, guidance, and questionnaires

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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