Our sustainability vision is to deliver long-term stakeholder value through safe, low cost gold production in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Our Sustainability Report outlines the effort of our people to ensure our business has a sustainable future for our stakeholders. Evolution continues to deliver measurable value for our business and the communities in which we operate by furthering our objective of delivering long-term stakeholder value through safe, low-cost production in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The key topics identified are:
- Heath, safety and wellbeing
- Tailings Storage Facility
- Effluents and waste
- Energy use and renewables
- Emissions and climate
- Mine closure and rehabilitation
- Procurement practices
- Local communities
- Governance and compliance
- Economic performance
- Indigenous peoples and cultural heritage
Diversty & Inclusion
We believe in growing a rich culture, diverse workforce and a work environment in which every employee is treated fairly, respected and able to contribute to the business success. This work is guided by our Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
In a truly diverse business, everyone is an individual, and we recognise how they can bring their very best to work. Across our 2,099 people, we continued to improve diversity and inclusion through increased participation for under represented people that may face more barriers than others including Indigenous people, females and our LGBTI+ community. In FY20 female Board representation was increased to 25%, our female workforce representation increased to 17% and our Indigenous workforce representation increased to 7%.
To increase diversity in FY20 we:
- Built cultural awareness through training and collaboration with our local Indigenous communities
- Focused on increasing female participation in our pipeline programs with 62% of our graduate intake being female (50% target)
- 64% of vacation students were female (50% target)
- Doubled the number of female mentee opportunities through Women in Mining partners
- Held a second Women in Mining forum where 12 female employees from other businesses came to network and receive professional development on career mobility.
- Balanced Business Plans include the requirement to accelerate sustainability performance and includes the introduction of measures and targets associated with the reduction in use of raw water and emissions against production metrics.
- Increased focus on innovation, technology and renewables use.
- Balanced Business Plans include the requirement to accelerate sustainability performance and includes the introduction of measures and targets associated with the reduction in use of raw water and emissions against production metrics
- Increased focus on innovation, technology and renewables use
Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders
Advancing outcomes for Indigenous peoples and protect cultural heritage is an important sustainability principle at Evolution Mining. As part of this, we aim by 2030 to empower, and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. We intend to strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
Case study: First Nation Groups Collaboration
The Red Lake Operation has two signed Collaboration Agreements with their First Nation Groups: Lac Seul First Nation and Wabauskang First Nation. As part of the new ownership, Red Lake worked with their partners to transfer both Collaboration Agreements to Evolution Mining. An Evolution team led by Chief Operating Officer, Bob Fulker visited both First Nation communities where they toured the communities with their Chiefs. Gifts were exchanged as a sign of respect and Bob spoke about the importance of the partnerships and Evolution plans to continue strengthening the relationships.