Supporting local initiatives
Equinox Gold’s objective is to leave a legacy of improved infrastructure, skills development, and healthier communities. Equinox Gold meets regularly with local leaders and community interest groups to discuss local issues, seek common solutions and implement cooperative strategies that improve the quality of life for community members.
At the Aurizona Mine in Brazil, Equinox Gold has partnered with both local and federal groups to support a number of initiatives that have improved the quality of life for local communities. Equinox Gold assisted with the installation of a potable water treatment plant in Aurizona Village and offers access to the company’s urgent care and emergency clinic. Equinox Gold supports local cultural events and sports programs for children and teenagers, and supports campaigns for gender equality and the prevention of domestic violence, substance abuse and common illnesses.Most recently, Equinox Gold has invested and participated in the Integrated and Sustainable Agroecological Production program, which promotes entrepreneurship and training in new agricultural and fishery opportunities to provide income and revenue alternatives for artisanal miners.