Our company is committed to fully incorporating sustainability into our activities, as expressed in our Sustainability Framework. In all operations of our business, we strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace. We are committed to providing leadership and the necessary resources to manage occupational health and safety risks. Incorporating health and safety in everything we do; strengthens our workforce, promotes integrity, prevents harm to people and locals, and ensures success. We are committed to preventing employee and subcontractor injuries and occupational diseases by eliminating hazards and reducing risk at every stage of our business – from discovery to closing businesses – to create safe and healthy operations.


The purpose of this Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy is Eldorado Gold’s occupational health and safety 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 OHS Policy and management approach is shaped by the following international standards:

• International Cyanide Management Code

• ILO International Occupational Safety and Health Labor Standards

• World Gold Council Principles for Responsible Gold Mining

Our OHS Policy and management approach has been shaped within the framework of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

Our Sustainability Integrated Management System (“SIMS”) establishes company-wide sustainability requirements in line with these international frameworks to achieve consistent practice and compliance across all operations and to ensure OHS excellence. All employees and subcontractors are expected to comply with this Occupational Health and Safety Policy and the relevant requirements in SIMS.

Eldorado Gold is committed to:

1. To seek and promote “safety first” and “zero harm” as core concepts of our safety culture at all levels of the organization.

2. To strengthen, train and support our managers at all levels to prioritize safety in everything we do, to constantly set an example, and proactively communicate and interact with our workforce and stakeholders on health and safety issues.

3. To promote a positive culture of learning and continuous improvement, where our employees and subcontractors take personal responsibility for safety issues and strive to increase their safety competencies.

4. Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and other internal requirements, including SIMS.

5. To plan, establish, and communicate occupational health and safety goals and objectives to ensure continuous improvement towards our goal of a “harm-free” workplace.

6. Proactively identifying, and managing hazards through risk-based thinking, tools and training, eliminating, relocating/replacing, engineering controls, and using personal protective equipment (PPE).

7. Encourage employees, subcontractors, and employee representatives to prevent harm through “stop work”, and provide data on effective health, safety systems, and control strategies.

8. To understand, identify and communicate roles, responsibilities, and accountability for occupational health and safety performance at all levels of our organization; To provide appropriate resources to support the fulfillment of our Occupational Health and Safety Policy commitments, and SIMS requirements.

9. Taking care to prioritize employee welfare by providing physically safe working environments.

10. Try to prioritize employee welfare by providing psychologically safe and respectful working environments. This includes providing confidential support for employees who need it and include providing mental health support programs.

11. Implement Emergency Response Plans and ensure that employees are trained in emergency and crisis response to protect local people and the environment.

12. To provide prompt reporting, investigation, and review of “near misses” and incidents to help improve Occupational Safety controls, develop a culture of learning, guide risk communication, be aware of safe behaviors, and implement what has been learned.

13. To ensure that our occupational health and safety management systems, standards, procedures, and performance are continually reviewed and assured to foster continuous improvement through the taking of action, employee involvement, and the development of a strong safety culture.

14. Recognizing achievements, collaboration, and innovation that contribute to providing a “harm-free” workplace, and fostering a culture of learning that puts the safety and well-being of our employees as its focus.