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Meet Eirini Psychari – One of our Female Mine Rescue Responders

Looking out for everyone’s safety is our primary focus at Eldorado Gold. But there are some members of our team who go above and beyond to ensure the safety of their colleagues. Eirini Psychari is one of those people. If you work at Eldorado’s Kassandra Mines in northern Greece (Olympias, Skouries, Stratoni ), you may already …

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Our Inspiring Leaders: Meet Peter Lewis, VP Exploration

Self-reliance, adaptability, curiosity and optimism come to mind when Peter Lewis, our VP Exploration describes the attributes of an exploration geologist. “To really enjoy exploration and to excel in it, you have to take on unexpected challenges and roll with the punches. You can go from wearing a suit and tie in the boardroom one …

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Taking the Lead in Environmental Monitoring for Gold Mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold, our environmental monitoring efforts tell us about the health of the natural environment in and around our mine sites. It is an important part of operating responsibly as it lets us know what aspects at site we need to manage to minimise our environmental impacts and comply with environmental regulations. A Comprehensive …

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2 Reasons Why Local Procurement in Greece is Important

According to the World Gold Council, 70% of total expenditure by gold mining companies remains in the country where the mine is located. Of this in-country spending, typically 50-60% goes towards the purchase of goods and services to build and support mine operations. In Greece, where we at Eldorado are developing the Olympias and Skouries …

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How Gold Mining Contributes to Sustainable Development

The benefits of Eldorado Gold’s mining projects go far beyond the value of the metals we produce. Our Olympias, Skouries and Stratoni assets in Greece are creating a series of direct, indirect and induced economic impacts that is benefitting local communities and the national economy. This ripple-effect of economic activity multiplies as it moves outwards …

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Stratoni processing and export facility

5 Economic Benefits of Gold Mining Investment in Greece

The contribution of mining to Greece’s economic growth and development has a history as old as the civilization itself. Since 1,000 B.C., Greeks have been using their mineral resources to build cities, establish trade networks and expand empires. Revenues from the high-grade silver mines of Laurion, south of Athens in Attica, financed the emergence of …

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Eldorado Joins the UN Global Compact

At Eldorado, our approach to doing business has always focused on people, principles and profits. This summer, we further advanced our commitment to responsible business practices by joining the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. With over 9,000 participants, the UN Global Compact seeks to unite global businesses as “a force …

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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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