Congratulations to Lundin Gold, a pre-production gold mining company pursuing the high grade, underground Fruta del Norte (FDN) project in Ecuador, for publishing its first sustainability report: Building the Future through Responsible Mining, and three reasons I enjoyed contributing to it.
Lundin Gold’s sustainability report, which was prepared in accordance with the new GRI Standards (core level), highlights thoughtful partnerships and inspired impact investments aimed at enabling local employment and procurement, and improving local livelihoods in a region of Ecuador marked by over 60 percent poverty. The company’s efforts rival those of previous winners of PDAC Awards in the Environmental and Social Responsibility category – and that at a very early stage of the company’s life cycle.
On a personal note, it was fun to work with Lundin Gold’s team and help develop this sustainability report for three reasons:
First, it provided an opportunity to visit FDN, engage with motivated company staff, observe a roundtable dialogue session in action, and learn about the company’s impact investments first-hand.