THE ORIGIN OF THE BUENASSA CREATION
Buenassa was founded in 2022 by Eddy B.K. Kioni , a multi-entrepreneur with experience in government business management in sectors as diverse as agriculture, energy and air transport, and a passionate advocate for climate action, energy transition, digital economy and the transition of the D.R. Congo to a more advanced economy.
After discovering the critical artisanal mining industry in the Lualaba province, he decided, backed up by a experienced international Team, to support the Congolese Government in developing its national mining industry by developing local minerals beneficiation programmes and by helping to secure as much local value as possible with a meaningful social and community focused impact in mind.
After a first experience with Sud South, a Congolese company specialised in offering solutions to support the Congolese Government in formalising its artisanal mining sector in a perspective of responsibility and equity, Eddy decided with BUENASSA to go further with a holistic approach starting from the identification of the needs of the copper-cobalt industry in the Katanga region as a first experience in a country that abounds in other critical minerals such as 3TG, lithium and nickel. BUENASSA is derived from Eddy's ethnic first name, Buenasa, which in Kikongo, a language of southwestern D.R. Congo, spoken in Angola, Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon and Gabon, is the name of the company.
His ethnic first name means "What do I have to do? In fact, Eddy believes that progress and development are linked to the ability to ask the right question every time and to constantly look for one's role in contributing to a better world.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Contributing to climate action initiative by supporting a just Energy Transition through an ethical, responsable and equitable minerals and metals holistic trading scheme
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
BUENASSA is the first integrated metals Trading company in the D.R.Congo that specialises in supplying domestically beneficiated minerals, mainly copper catodes and cobalt concentrate to the international market.
We create tailor-made, flexible solutions for the whole commodity supply chain, that could start from the extraction phase to exportation. In other terms, we get involved into financing, processing, recycling and trading of critical minerals with an emphasis on traceability of such minerals and the implementation of responsible practices along the entire supply chain with the aim to foster local mineral beneficiation programs.
BUENASSA builds partnerships with local suppliers to produce a diverse range of resources for international markets assisted by international technical and financial partners.
We commit to deliver at competitive price physical commodities efficiently, timeously and at the highest level of service with a focus on Climate Smart Mining
CLIMATE SMART MINING
Our approach draws its essence from the Climate Smart Mining initiative promoted by the World Bank, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the GIZ and Fauna & Flora International.
Focused on the use of "Minerals for Climate Action, this initiative highlights the "The Mineral Intensity of the Clean Energy Transition", which means that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies.
And while the growing demand for minerals and metals provides economic opportunities for resource-rich developing countries and private sector entities alike, significant challenges will likely emerge if the climate-driven clean energy transition is not managed responsibly and sustainably.
At the same time, the Climate-Smart Mining Initiative aims at assisting resource-rich developing countries benefit from the increasing demand for minerals and metals, while ensuring the mining sector is managed in a way that minimizes the environmental and climate footprint.
The initiative supports the sustainable extraction and processing of minerals and metals to secure supply for clean energy technologies by minimising the social, environmental, and climate footprint throughout the value chain of those materials by scaling up technical assistance and investments in resource-rich developing countries.
For more information, please go to : https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/extractiveindustries/brief/climate-smart-mining-minerals-for-climate-action
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