3 Reasons to Care About the Conflict-Free Gold Standard

You may have heard of “conflict minerals.” These are raw materials – namely tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold – extracted from conflict zones and sold to finance conflict. Eldorado does not operate in conflict zones but we adopted the Conflict-Free Gold Standard in 2013 to provide assurance that the gold we produce does not cause, …

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3 Reasons Eldorado’s 2015 Sustainability Report is a Must Read

Is it possible for today’s companies to succeed if they operate irresponsibly? We don’t think so, and our sustainability report provides proof that we’re committed to safe and responsible operations. This year’s report is ready, and it’s better than ever. Here are three reasons you’ll want to read it from cover to cover. 1. It’s …

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Our Guiding Principles: At the Core of What We Do

We all have a moral compass. Something that guides us through life, and tells us which direction to go when faced with tough decisions. At Eldorado five key principles act as our compass. They guide our day-to-day activities and underpin our commitment to doing business the right way. This means being honest and accountable, protecting …

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How Lasers, Robots and Remote Controls Are Making Mining Safer

Remember how much fun it was to play with remote control cars when you were a kid? What if that same technology could also keep you safe? At Eldorado’s White Mountain mine in China,  our tele-remote loading system is doing just that, allowing operators to control loaders from hundreds of metres away, well away from …

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Cyanide Certification: How Our Gold Mines Get It Right

At Eldorado we’re very proud of our management practices when it comes to cyanide. Cyanide is very well known to us all. As every murder mystery has taught us, it’s a pretty toxic compound. But in gold mining, cyanide is often essential for separating gold from the surrounding ore. (Sorry, Agatha Christie.) Gold mines use very …

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