Community Development

A New Beginning for Eldorado Gold in Greece

Here at Eldorado Gold, we are working to build a leading mining jurisdiction in northern Greece.  To realize the full potential of our polymetallic Skouries, Olympias and Stratoni mines (collectively known as the Kassandra Mines), we recently signed an amended Investment Agreement with the Hellenic Republic.  It’s a major achievement that will bring lasting benefits …

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Great Neighbours: Mining and Agriculture Working Side-by-Side

At first glance, it seems like an odd pairing. Granted, we don’t often hear about mining and farming being discussed simultaneously, let alone how they can work together. But this unique relationship is being fostered right now at Eldorado Gold’s Efemçukuru operation in Turkey. Efemçukuru is located within Izmir province, a region popular with tourists …

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Behold the Mighty Chickpea – Supporting Local Agriculture at Kışladağ

Small in stature, but packed with nutrients and flavour, the versatile chickpea – also known as the garbanzo bean – has long been a staple of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern diets for thousands of years. The earliest known use of chickpeas dates to 3500 B.C. in Turkey, and today they are grown in more than 50 …

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Supporting Local Communities: Our COVID-19 Response

We all need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help those who are experiencing significant medical or economic impacts from the virus. Being a good neighbour is integral to Eldorado Gold’s identity, and we’re helping out by making significant financial and in-kind donations to support and strengthen the coronavirus response …

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Supporting Local Composting: Taking an Organic Approach to Reclamation in Val d’Or, Quebec

Black gold.  It’s a term often used by gardeners to describe compost, a rich material of decomposed organic waste, which is highly valued for putting vital nutrients back into the soil to improve plant growth and production. Composting is common among gardeners and those wishing to lower their carbon footprint.  It has also become a …

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Image from our sustainability report of employees at Efemcukuru, Turkey, taking water samples for testing from our sustainability report

2019 Sustainability Report – Our Commitment and Progress

Taking a fresh approach to challenges and finding ever better ways to operate is part of Eldorado Gold’s DNA. What sets us apart is our agility in responding to our constantly changing world, our courage to think and do things differently, and our drive to find solutions to build a better future. We call this …

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Back to School: Building Opportunities at Lamaque

At Eldorado Gold, we believe strongly in building opportunities in the communities we operate in to enrich lives. In our 2nd post of the Back to School series, we learn more about two unique initiatives that our team at Lamaque, in Val-d’Or, Quebec, have undertaken, aimed at sharing knowledge and experience with students to equip …

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Teaching Safe Behaviour to the Next Generation

Earlier this year, Eldorado Gold celebrated International Safety Week to highlight the importance of safety, both at the workplace and at home. One of the week’s highlights for Hellas Gold, Eldorado Gold’s Greek subsidiary, was an interactive event with children from the Stratoni, Stageira and Stratoniki villages near our Kassandra Mines in northern Greece. The …

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