The principal environmental legacy from over 100 years of mining at Kabwe is widespread pollution in the Kabwe region. These problems are again being addressed in a recent, new (2015) initiative by the Zambian Government with support from the World Bank. BMR is working closely with the World Bank in providing sustainable solutions for the population of Kabwe which includes not only cleaning up the environment, but providing long term work prospects.
The Zambian Government, through ZCCM Investment Holdings Plc ("ZCCM"), retained responsibility for a wide range of environmental concerns which have not been passed on to the subsequent mining entities. Although BMR is thus insulated entirely from responsibility for legacy issues, it intends to fully play its part in remediating and improving the environment in carrying out activities at Kabwe.