The purpose of this policy is Eldorado Gold’s environmental commitments; To express the company’s expectations of our employees and subcontractors, and our commitment to engage with stakeholders affected by our operations to support our Sustainability Framework.
Our Environmental Policy and management approach has been shaped by the following international framework conventions:
• International Cyanide Management Code
• World Gold Council Principles for Responsible Gold Mining and
• United Nations Global Compact.
Our Sustainability Integrated Management System (“SIMS”) sets company-wide sustainability requirements in line with these international framework agreements to ensure consistent practices and compliance across all operations. All employees and subcontractors are expected to comply with this Environmental Policy and the relevant requirements in SIMS.
Eldorado Gold is committed to:
1. To reduce environmental impacts by considering industry-leading best practices, and technologies, consistent with climate change objectives and targets, during the exploration, planning, design, construction, operation, and closure of mines.
2. Comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and internal company requirements, including SIMS.
3. Communicate with our stakeholders to understand, and take into account the interests, concerns, priorities and (if any) traditional knowledge of our stakeholders regarding our environmental, and management practices, and performance.
4. To identify and evaluate the environmental risks and impacts of our projects and operations within the scope of our activities and to integrate these issues into our planning and operational decision-making processes.
5. To ensure continuous improvement by establishing environmental goals and targets and monitoring progress.
6. To provide environmental training, equipment, and systems so that our employees have the necessary knowledge and resources to identify, reduce and manage potential environmental impacts and meet our environmental commitments.
7. Evaluate the effectiveness of environmental management systems and performance, and support continuous improvement through an annual review of their performance, including management of mineral beneficiation waste.