OUR GOALS

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

OUR SUSTAINABLE APPROACH

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.

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As part of our commitment to best environmental, social and governance practices SolGold is a member of

OUR ENVIRONMENT
Minimizing our environmental footprint is a key priority for SolGold.

OUR COMMUNITY
Strong community relations are fundamental to creating a safe, sustainable and successful operations.

OUR PEOPLE

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 & SAFETY

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

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

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.

SAFEGUARDING

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

OUR ENVIRONMENT

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.

RECYCLING
Organic waste generated on camp is used as compost for the garden where plants for the reforestation project are cultivated.

BAKERY INITIATIVE
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.

OUR COMMUNITY

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

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