Overview of environmental management

All Randgold mines have an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place to identify and manage environmental risks in accordance with national legislation and IFC Performance Standards. These systems are certified against the international ISO 14001 best practice standard, and are externally audited regularly for compliance.
 
In 2016, our Malian mines Loulo and Gounkoto also passed environmental conformity audits conducted every five years by the Malian government to ensure operations are compliant with approved environmental management plans. No major issues were found. Kibali and Tongon passed similar assessments in 2015.
 
The technical details of our EMSs are based on the detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) carried out during the feasibility stage of any project. In 2016 we took the decision to shift our Massawa exploration project in Senegal to feasibility stage and in 2017 we will be conducting ESIAs both there and for a potential extension at Loulo.

 

Number of class 1 incidents

Number of class 2 incidents

Number of class 3 incidents

 

2016

2015

2014

2016

2015

2014

2016

2015

2014

Loulo

0

0

0

0

5

10

20

40

47

Gounkoto

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

9

21

Morila

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

0

1

Kibali

0

0

0

1

5

9

19

20

17

Tongon

0

0

1

0

1

1

6

16

10

GROUP

0

0

1

1

11

20

70

85

96

Class 1 – major incidents that result in death or injury of people or destruction of community property or husbandry.

Class 2 – medium incidents involving material disruption to production or uncontrolled release of contaminated effluent outside the boundary fence of an operation.

Class 3 – minor incidents involving the controlled or uncontrolled release of effluent or pollutants within the boundary fence of the operation.

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