Community Initiatives

NKW Group is a proud Landowner Company working with communities to build communities.
The Company is a leading provider in short-term and long-term special projects in its host communities with a strong focus on environmental sustainability, social and economic responsibility.


For example, NKW Fresh, a subsidiary of NKW employ Field Extension Officers (FEO’s) to provide support to farmers with crop planning and growth to fulfil the supply and demand of Clients. About 700 farmers benefit from this initiative and importantly, working with independent women farmers offers them a safe, health controlled and secure environment to sell produce versus selling at the markets. A major innovation is the use of mobile technology that allows each FEO to utilise a smartphone loaded with crop management software recoding to support the farmers, enabling them to plan harvests to meet Client demands delivering services at industry standards.
 

In December 2019, NKW Group was recognised for its initiatives and presented the award for Landowner Company Shared Value Performance, by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Industry at the Annual Mining and Petroleum Conference, in Port Moresby.

Examples of some of the community projects so far:

Examples of some of the community projects so far:

Manus


  • Lorengau Town Waste Management Facility
  • Prince William Oval Fencing
  • Hygiene Sanitation packs to Lorengau General Hospital & Buk Bilong Pikinini children
  • Sanitizing equipment donated to East Lorengau Urban Clinic




Lae


  • Annual Christmas lunch for the Angau Hospital Children’s Ward
  • Donation of a defibrillator to the Angau Hospital Children’s Ward
  • Financial contributor to the Rotary Club of Lae in its major annual fundraiser
  • Assistance with logistics and delivery of Lae Huon Rotary Clubs stationery and medical supplies into Bulolo District Rural schools and aid posts, i.e. Buang/Watut/Wandumi, etc
  • Donation of two, 10 seater Toyota Landcruisers to the Lae Metro Police
  • Donation of fresh vegetables to Angau Memorial Hospital
  • Donation of printer to Buk Bilong Pikinini School
  • Donation of car park signs and accessories to the Lae main market police station
  • Donation of radio and communication equipment to Lae Metro Police
  • Weekly supply of fuel to police vehicles




Bulolo District


  • Donation of food supplement to Grace Memorial Secondary School's mess
  • General R & M of Grace Memorial Secondary School by NKW staff
  • Graduation prizes for Baiyune Secondary School and Grace Memorial Secondary School
  • Donations of ward equipment, sanitizing chemicals and equipment
  • Donation of hospital ward materials, cleaning chemicals and equipment to Bulolo and Wau Hospital
  • Donation of five community water tanks to Gabensis village
  • Donation of literacy and numeracy materials Baiyune Secondary School and Grace Memorial Secondary School
  • Donation of fresh produce and dry goods to local orphanage in Wau, Haus Pikinini
  • NKW Group Staff volunteering with general clean at the local Wau Hospital




Hidden Valley Landowners


NKW contributes 20% of total income earned annually from HV to a special social responsibility account under the benefit sharing agreement that has contributed to various infrastructures in the 3 mine impacted areas since 2011 and also paid directly as royalty to the HV LO’s;

  • K860k Water Supply project in 8 villages
  • K900k trucks for villages to assist villagers to get into town with their produce
  • 3 community centres
  • Funerals, church group travels, sporting events, etc, in Kuembu, Winima & Nauti
  • Thirty Coffee pulpers and 3 walkabout sawmills
  • Three Toyota Landcruisers
  • Three farm tractors