MINIMIZING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
As part of the planning process, we identify risks and develop management strategies to prevent and mitigate environmental impacts. We consider full life-of-mine risks and opportunities, carefully planning every stage of development from exploration through to construction, operations and finally closure, always seeking to minimize our environmental footprint.
PARTNERING WITH LOCAL GROUPS
Equinox Gold’s commitment to environmental sustainability includes partnering with local groups to provide favourable environmental outcomes as well as opportunities for education and training. For example, at Castle Mountain, we have collaborated with the California Bighorn Sheep Preservation Society to install watering points that are used to keep our local population of bighorn sheep healthy and thriving.
A summary of Equinox Gold’s management approach to ESG issues, progress during 2020 and next steps for 2021 can be found in our Responsible Mining: Commitments & Performance document. More detailed information about Equinox Gold’s environmental performance during 2020 can be viewed here.