How Does Gold Mining Impact the Environment?

The short answer is it depends on the mine. The long version? An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) spells it out. We Canadians take our environment very seriously. Here in Vancouver, where we are headquartered, we live, work, and play in some of the most beautiful scenery. So protecting our natural world really is a no-brainer. This sentiment …

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Visitors receive a tour of Greek Nurseries near Olympias

Growing a Business: The Olympias Nursery

Last week, we showed you a glimpse of our Olympias Plant Nursery in our video about our rehabilitation efforts in northern Greece.  This week, we’ll meet the team there and hear the story behind of one of the largest nurseries in northern Greece. Less than two kilometres from our Olympias mine, Greek Nurseries, S.A.’s 15-hectare site is packed …

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Rehabilitation in Action: From Tailings Ponds to Green Space in Greece

This week, as part of our ongoing tailings management series, we will guide you through one of our rehabilitation projects we have been working on in Greece. At our Olympias site in the Halkidiki Peninsula, we have been overseeing one of the largest environmental rehabilitation projects in the country. Mining activities by the previous project owner left …

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How We Approach Tailings Management at Tanjianshan

Last week we introduced you to tailings. Tailings are a part of mining that get a lot of publicity, and managing them responsibly is a key environmental component of our business. While each operation is unique, our approach is to ensure that the environment is protected during and after the operation has closed. Here, we discuss our …

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Dry stack tailings at Eldorado Gold's Efemcukuru gold mine in Turkey

Tailings Management 101: An Introduction to One of Mining’s Environmental Safeguards

Tailings are a part of mining that get a lot of publicity, and managing them responsibly is a key environmental component of our business. In this post, we’ll help you understand what tailings are and how they’re managed. What Are Tailings? Tailings are a mixture of solid particles, mostly rock, and water that is left …

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What Everyone Should Know About Eldorado’s Sustainability Practices

Eldorado works hard to create a company that makes our employees and local communities proud. This means safe and environmentally-friendly operations, reasonable pay for work done, and making a positive impact on the lives of people we touch. To oversee this effort, Eldorado’s Board of Directors includes a Sustainability Committee, chaired by Geoffrey Handley. We caught up …

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Close to Home: Why ‘Being Local’ is Key to Our Success

Ask our people to describe Eldorado and you’ll probably hear that we are a large company that feels like a small company. While we employ more than 7,200 people worldwide, we are very decentralized and our in-country teams have a lot of ownership over day-to-day decisions. They are also primarily from the local regions (99% …

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