Responsible Mining

Responsible Mining Report

B2Gold's core principles are fairness, respect, transparency and accountability, in everything we do. Our Responsible Mining Report, Raising the Bar, demonstrates how we apply these principles in addressing environmental, social and governance aspects with our many stakeholders, and our unique approach to delivering positive impacts in the communities and countries in which we operate.

“When I consider B2Gold’s role in sustainable development, I am pleased that the discourse has shifted from ‘making mining sustainable’ to ‘mining’s role in sustainable development’. Our Report demonstrates how we address environmental, social and governance aspects with our many stakeholders. I believe B2Gold takes a unique approach to delivering positive impacts – raising the bar on ESG performance.”

2019 Responsible Mining Report Highlights

Our Economic Contribution

  • Record annual gold production – 11th consecutive year
  • $1.3 Billion Adjusted Annual Revenue
  • $14.8M spent on Community Investment
  • 13% of costs for Employee Wages and Benefits
  • Electricity from Renewables increased from 11 to 13 GWh

Our Environment

  • Progressive Rehabilitation and Reclamation Plans at all sites
  • Water Accounting Frameworks at Fekola and Otjikoto
  • GHG Emissions Inventories at Fekola, Otjikoto and Masbate
  • Field Study for Chimpanzee and Priority Species Conservation at Fekola

Our People

  • 4,217 Employees globally; 12% Female; 20% Female in Senior Positions
  • 95% Local Employment
  • Diversity & Inclusion Policy deployed
  • 4 consecutive years – No Fatalities
  • LTI-free Year for Otjikoto, Masbate, Exploration & CAPEX Projects
  • Emergency Prevention & Preparedness Plans at all sites

Our Communities

  • Grievance Mechanisms at all sites
  • Voluntary Principles Security & Human Rights Training conducted at Fekola and Masbate
  • Human Rights Assessments completed at Fekola, Otjikoto, and Masbate
  • New Fadougou Residents Resettled in new homes near Fekola
  • Global internal CSR Conference

Going Forward

Our Economic Contribution

  • 2020 production Forecast: 1,000,000 to 1,055,000 ounces
  • Solar Plant to be completed at Fekola

Our Environment

  • Progression of Water Risk Management practices (Water Accounting Framework and Risk/Scarcity Assessments)
  • Further development of enterprise Climate Change Risk Management strategy
  • Ongoing review and incorporation of developing best practices in Tailings Management

Our People

  • Gender Diversity & Inclusion to address next phases of strategy
  • Enhancing Local Employment and Empowerment approach
  • Strengthen Safety Culture through values and behaviour-based programs that foster safety ownership

Our Communities

  • Voluntary Principles Security Risk Assessment and Training planned for Otjikoto
  • Integrated Rural Development Project in Mali

Report Highlights

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