Injury and incident free workplace
Injury and incident free workplace
Equal opportunities for all employees
Proactive contribution to local communities
Understanding responsible mining
Rehabilitation and reforestation of land
Responsible use of energy, & other resources
We are committed to a sustainable approach to exploration and mining. Transparent and responsible practices are critical to our long-term success. Our priorities are our people, our communities and our environment.
We achieve this by:
Designing, developing and operating company facilities with the goal of minimising the environmental impact.
Implementing procedures and practices to ensure the efficient use of water, energy and other resources.
Responsibly managing the Company’s waste.
Regularly monitoring our environmental Impact and adapting procedures and practices where required.
Minimizing our environmental footprint is a key priority for SolGold.
Strong community relations are fundamental to creating a safe, sustainable and successful operations.
Attracting and maintaining a skilled and diverse workforce is central to SolGold’s success. An engaged, safe and motivated team maximises SolGold’s ability to generate value for its stakeholders. The Group’s policy is to attract staff and motivate employees by offering competitive terms of employment. The Group provides equal opportunities to all employees and prospective employees including those who are disabled.
Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone and SolGold recognises the importance of leading and promoting the highest principles and practices to ensure to safety and good health of all employees, contractors, community members and visitors. At Cascabel we have two medical facilities, one at the Rocafuerte camp and one at Alpala camp. The facilities have the necessary equipment to handle emergencies and medicine for outpatient treatment.
SolGold is committed to achieving an injury and incident free workplace. We achieve this through the following activities:
Education of health and safety risks
Implementation of health and safety procedures
Provision of health and saftey equipment and personnel
Prompt reporting of any injuries and incidents to ensure lessons are learnt and equipment and procedures are adapted if required.
Regular review of compliance to health and safety policies to avoid complacency
A comprehensive training and development programme is paramount to ensure the company has an appropriately skilled workforce, as well as a pipeline of skilled workers. SolGold implements a bespoke programme for each employee dependant on their abilities and personal development goals.
SolGold is committed to providing a workplace in which everyone, regardless of nationality, race, gender or religious belief is treated with respect and without sexual, physical or mental harassment.
ON AVERAGE 40,000 PLANTS ARE GROWN EVERY YEAR FOR FARMING AND REFORESTATION
THE NURSERY BENEFITS 250 LOCAL FAMILIES ANNUALLY
5 COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE EMPLOYED AT THE PLANT NURSERY
THE TEAM HAS REHABILITATED 75% OF THE AREAS AFFECTED BY ADVANCED EXPLORATION AT CASCABEL
Minimizing our environmental footprint is a key priority for SolGold. We strive to go above and beyond the required environmental guidelines. Our goal is to undertake our operations in an environmentally responsible manner by integrating the protection of the environment into our everyday working practices.
We achieve this through the following activities:
Designing, developing and operating company facilities with the goal of minimizing the environmental impact
Implementing procedures and practices to ensure the efficient use of water, energy and other resources
Responsibly managing the company’s waste
Providing education and training of best practices to foster a culture of environmental stewardship
Regularly monitoring our environmental impact and adapting procedures and practices where required
CHICKEN FARM INITIATIVE
A productive project established this year with the aim to provide women in San Pedro with additional household income by raising and selling chickens. The project is run in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture.
Organic waste generated on camp is used as compost for the garden where plants for the reforestation project are cultivated.
An enterprise that allows women in the community to generate additional household income. A project in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Ibarra. SolGold purchased the property and all necessary equipment and helped the community renovate the building.
SolGold believes that strong community relations are fundamental to creating a safe, sustainable and successful operations. Since arriving in Ecuador in 2012 SolGold has always placed the highest importance in creating and maintaining open, respectful, proactive and productive relations with all the communities within which SolGold operates.
Hosting introductory meetings with communities within licence areas prior to the commencement of any exploration activities
Hosting regular consultation meetings to listen to and respond to concerns and to generate community-led ideas on how SolGold can actively help to overcome the specific local issues the communities have
Providing educational sessions on exploration and mining to help communities understand the processes and benefits
Implementing a diverse range of social initiatives