Responsible Mining

Responsible Mining Report

B2Gold is proud of its responsible mining practices and sustainability achievements. The collective efforts of everyone who works at B2Gold have enabled us to achieve the great results shared in the 2020 edition of our Raising the Bar Responsible Mining Report. It is also imperative that we continue to strive for excellence by demonstrating sustainability leadership and exceeding stakeholder expectations. We look forward to the future and to meeting this challenge.

“For B2Gold and the world, 2020 was an unprecedented year. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way we all live and work, and I could not be more proud of the way that our teams across the globe were able to meet and exceed all expectations and deliver another successful year.”

Clive Johnson, President & CEO, B2Gold Corp.

2020 Responsible Mining Report Highlights

Our Economic Contribution

  • Record annual gold production – 12th consecutive year
  • $1.8 Billion Annual Revenue
  • $145M paid as Employee Wages and Benefits
  • $14.4M spent on Community Investment
  • $419M paid to Governments (through taxes and royalties)

Our Environment

  • Integrated Climate Risk Management Strategy
  • 28% water recycled at Fekola and Otjikoto operations
  • 13GWh of electricity from renewable sources
  • No fines or sanctions

Our People

  • 4,299 Employees
  • Successful management of COVID-19 pandemic and protection of our workforce
  • Increases in female workforce representation; 13.4% Female overall23% Female in Senior Positions
  • 95% Local Employment

Our Communities

  • Over $370 million spent with local suppliers
  • Updated Social Responsibility and Human Rights Policy
  • Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (VPSHR) Risk Assessment and Training conducted at Otjikoto
  • PDAC 2021 Sustainability Award for resettlement and community development work at Fekola Mine  
  • Completion of AFECK partnership (vocational training program) and successful transfer to local municipality

Going Forward

Our Economic Contribution

  • 2021 production Forecast: 970,000 and 1,030,000 ounces
  • 30 MW Solar Plant to be commissioned at Fekola

Our Environment

  • Publish Energy and Climate Change and Water reports
  • Establish additional Tailings and Waste Rock Management Procedures

Our People

  • Progression of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
  • Vision “Home Safe” to drive continued improvement in safety culture and performance

Our Communities

  • Implement third-party audit program of Social Performance Standards
  • Update VPSHR Risk Assessment at Masbate and Fekola
  • Implement first phase of Integrated Rural Development Project in Mali

2020 Responsible Mining Report Resources

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