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Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) is a Mauritanian company, operating in the research, exploitation, processing, transport and export of iron ore.

Its deposits are located in the Tiris Zemour region, in the north of Mauritania.

SNIM fully manages its chain of operations: geological research, mining, maintenance, water and electricity production, iron ore transport, operation of the loading port in Nouadhibou...

SNIM owns and operates its own railway line, over 700 km long, mainly used for the transport of iron ore.

With more than 60 years of experience in the mining sector, SNIM is a real engine of the national economy.

Certified ISO 9001 since 2005 and ISO 14001 since 2011, SNIM’s commitment to sustainable development and social responsibility was materialized in 2021 by obtaining the committed CSR label – at the confirmed level – and the achievement of an extra-financial assessment on the Ecovadis rating platform.

Contribution to the national economy*

  • Annual sale: more than 14 million tons of iron ores;
  • Number of direct jobs: 6700;
  • Turnover: 1.26 billion Dollars;
  • Contribution to state budget revenue: 22%;
  • Contribution to Mauritanian GDP: 09%;
  • Shares in the country's exports: 32%;

Local development*

  • Investment in social and community projects: $14.4 million;
  • Number of national suppliers: 157 companies, creating more than 3,500 jobs;
  • Amount of local purchases in 2022: $55 million.

* Figures for 2022


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For our actions in favor of sustainable development, please visit the window "Sutainable development"

You can also download our latest Annual Report, our latest CSR Report or the latest SNIM FOUNDATION report