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Sustainability from the ground up

Sustainability at Eldorado Gold

Eldorado Gold is committed to implementing sustainability from the ground up in service of our vision to build a safe, sustainable, high-quality business in the gold mining sector creating value today and for future generations. This means we consider sustainability in everything we do, from exploration to closure, and in our relationships with customers, communities, investors and other stakeholders.

Sustainability Pillar
Safe, Inclusive and Innovative Operations

People are at the core of our business. By keeping our people safe, providing well-paid jobs and fostering inclusivity and diversity in our workforce, our operations contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we work.

2021 Sustainability Highlights

56% of our board members self-identify as women, growing from 50% in 2021, and 11% identify as other designated group (beyond women)

Zero lost-time injuries at Kışladağ, Efemçukuru (4th consecutive year) and Lamaque (3rd consecutive year)

Missed targets to reduce LTIFR and TRIFR by 10% from 2020

Three-year downtrend in LTIFR (1.49 in 2019 to 0.88 in 2021) and TRIFR (8.17 in 2019 to 5.73 in 2021)

Sustainability pillar
Responsibly Produced Products

Eldorado is committed to responsibly producing gold and other metals that offer a wide range of uses. Our products advance sustainable development and contribute to economic growth around the world.

2021 Sustainability Highlights

Sustainability Integrated Management System (SIMS) self-assessments conducted at all operating mines

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights being implemented at all operating mines

Adopted a Social Performance Policy and updated our Health and Safety, Environment, and Human Rights Policies

Sustainability pillar
Engaged and Prosperous Communities

From the initial stages of exploration to the eventual reclamation and rehabilitation of a mine site, Eldorado relies on the relationships we have with our stakeholders to ensure that the opportunities created by our operations produce socially inclusive, sustainable development.

2021 Sustainability Highlights

81% of our employees are from local communities and 99% are from countries of operation

$2.59 million in community investments

Over $478 million paid to domestic suppliers

Zero major community or human rights incidents

Sustainability pillar
Healthy Environments Now and for the Future

We carefully plan, design and build operations to mitigate our environmental impacts, and work with host communities and governments to ensure that our operations meet acceptable standards of practice and adhere to regulations. By investing in best available technologies and implementing leading environmental practices, we seek to safely manage tailings and waste, restore disturbed land, reduce our water and energy consumption and protect the ecosystems surrounding our sites.

2021 Sustainability Highlights

Industry leader in dry-stack tailings implementation

Launched our climate change strategy and set a target to mitigate GHG emissions by 30% by 2030, on a “business-as-usual” basis

0.47 tCO2e/oz Au average GHG emissions intensity

Over 23 hectares of land reclaimed in 2021

Zero major environmental incidents