Business News of Friday, 29 December 2017
Golden Star Resources Limited (GSRL) has announced that it has been awarded the 2018 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Selected by PDAC’s Board of Directors, this award recognizes an organization that demonstrates outstanding initiative, leadership, and accomplishment in establishing and maintaining good relations with local communities and in protecting and preserving the natural environment during an exploration program or operation of a mine.
Golden Star will be honoured at an awards ceremony to be held during PDAC’s annual convention in Toronto on March 6, 2018.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Star Resources Limited, Mr. Sam Coetzer, noted that: “We are very proud to receive the PDAC 2018 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award. Responsible mining is at the heart of our company and we are committed to working with the highest level of respect for the communities and environments in which we operate.”
“Whenever I visit our operations I am humbled by the passion and commitment shown by our team to working in a respectful way and ensuring that a positive and sustainable legacy remains beyond the lives of our operations. In addition to providing a safe workplace, we invest in infrastructure, medical programs and facilities, employment and skills training, education and agricultural programs.
He stated that “the company committed to broadening gender diversity at all levels of our company, with women now strongly represented on our board, in our management team and in our operations teams”.
He said “his outfit have had a presence in Ghana for 18 years and we are proud to contribute to the economic growth of the communities, region and country in which we work”.
“However, this award does not just belong to Golden Star, but to all of our partners in Ghana, and to them I give my deepest thanks for working alongside us to create long term, sustainable value for all of our stakeholders”, he added.