Responsible Environmental Stewards

Responsible stewardship of the environment on which our business relies is a key priority for Randgold. 

The process of extracting gold from the ground inevitably results in some damage to the environment and requires large amounts of energy and water. However, our policy is to mitigate all damage to the extent possibly by minimising our waste, water and energy use, and protecting the habitats and biodiversity that enable our mine and host communities to thrive. Our approach to environmental management is to not only meet our baseline obligations under national laws and regulations but to proactively identify and address opportunities for continuous improvements in efficiency and management. This chapter outlines our approach with particular focus on: 

  • climate risk 
  • water risk 
  • biodiversity 
  • waste management (including hazardous waste) 
  • air quality