Our company is committed to fully incorporating sustainability into its activities, as expressed in our Sustainability Framework. We are committed to working with people who live near our operating regions in a mutually respectful manner to grow local economies and provide lasting opportunities.


The purpose of this policy is Eldorado Gold‘s social performance 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 Social Performance Policy and management approach has been shaped by the following international frameworks:

• World Gold Council Principles for Responsible Gold Mining

• United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

• International Finance Corporation Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Relocation

Our Sustainability Integrated Management System (“SIMS”) sets company-wide sustainability requirements in line with these frameworks to ensure consistent implementation and compliance across all operations. All employees and subcontractors are expected to comply with this Social Performance Policy and the relevant requirements in SIMS.

Eldorado Gold is committed to:

1. To identify, assess, prioritize and prevent or reduce potential and existing adverse social impacts, to maintain systems and regularly conduct due diligence, risk and impact assessments, and periodically update our assessments and make them accessible to the affected locals.

2. Engaging with stakeholders regularly and in good faith to understand the interests and concerns of stakeholders and to integrate this information into the way we do business to gain and maintain a great deal of their support and identify opportunities for continual improvement.

3. Interact with local people, including opinion leaders, in a culturally appropriate manner and be sensitive to adverse impacts on women, children, and other potentially vulnerable or marginalized groups. To try to include these groups and their related elements in our way of doing business.

4. To establish fair, accessible, effective, and practical mechanisms where stakeholders opinions and complaints about our activities can be raised and resolved without the risk of discrimination or retaliation.

5. Working with local authorities and opinion leaders to manage the effects of population mobility where it is possible to avoid displacement of local people due to mining activities. Where this is unavoidable, seek the opinions of the communities affected by our activities to provide fair and appropriate solutions commensurate with national regulations and industry best practices.

6. To protect cultural heritages from the potential effects of our project activities, to prevent the objects found from being exposed to defects by conducting impact assessments and monitoring the objects found incidentally during our activities, including any fieldwork.

7. Consult with the communities about our activities, and provide appropriate opportunities to enjoy our presence, including equal access to employment, education, procurement, and contracting opportunities.

8. Provide community investments, in consultation with local communities, non-governmental organizations, and local governments where possible, to support local, national, and international priorities, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.