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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.

2022 Sustainability Highlights

56% Women on our Board of Directors, and 11% are other designated groups

Zero lost-time injuries at Kışladağ (3rd consecutive year), Efemçukuru (5th consecutive year) and Lamaque (4th consecutive year)

Achieved target to reduce TRIFR by 10% from 2021, with a 43% reduction in TRIFR since 2019

Missed target to reduce LTIFR by 10% from 2021

Respectful Workplace Policy adopted globally

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.

2022 Sustainability Highlights

Recognized as one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights

Eldorado’s first Sustainability Integrated Management System Compliance Verification completed at Lamaque including external verification of MAC-TSM minimum Level A or Yes results across all performance indicators and assurance of conformance to RGMP Year 2 requirements

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights being implemented at all operating mines after initial human rights assessments performed by third parties in 2021-2022

International Cyanide Management Code audit conducted at Kışladağ, achieving recertification in 2023

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 work toward socially inclusive and sustainable development.

2022 Sustainability Highlights

81% of our employees are from local communities and 99% are from countries of operation over the last 3 years

US$2.75 million in community investments

Over US$583 million paid to domestic suppliers

Zero major social 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 technologies and implementing leading environmental practices, where feasible, we seek to safely manage tailings and waste, restore disturbed land, reduce our water and energy consumption and protect the ecosystems surrounding our sites.

2022 Sustainability Highlights

Industry leader in dry-stack tailings implementation

0.44 tCO2e/oz Au average Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions intensity

Nearly 25 hectares of land reclaimed in 2022

Zero major environmental incidents

MAC-TSM Level AAA achieved at Lamaque on Biodiversity Conservation Management, Water Stewardship and Tailings Management, based on a verified assessment