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Message from the Chairman of Our Sustainability Committee //

Dear Stakeholders,

It’s an exciting time at Endeavour. Reflecting on our performance this past year, one can see how we demonstrated the real, achievable connection between generating long-term economic value, investing in our people and making positive contributions to our host communities in Mexico.

Our sustainability journey in 2017

To be an enduring business, we need to be a sustainable one. In 2017, we continued to invest in our sustainability agenda, making progress toward our priorities in each of five key areas: safety and health; our people; environmental stewardship; community wellbeing; and economic value. Some highlights from 2017:

  • We reduced safety incidents through increased safety training for employees and managers, augmented by regular awareness campaigns. Over the past four years we have lowered safety incidents by 49%.
  • Training and developing our people remained an important focus. Employees on average each received 52 hours of training – a significant boost over previous years due to a new learning program launched in 2017.
  • Stakeholder engagement increased significantly, as we rolled out new grievance mechanisms – one for employees and another for community members – at each site.
  • On the environmental front, we decreased water consumption and hazardous waste, which represent two of our biggest impacts, with no serious environmental incidents at any of our sites. Through our reforestation program, we planted close to 44,000 trees last year in host communities.
  • Following the earthquake that devastated central Mexico last September, we deployed a volunteer team to assist with rescue efforts. Endeavour also donated over $100,000 to support the affected communities.

Making connections, within and beyond Endeavour

Looking ahead, we are committed to staying at the forefront of sustainable mining practices, talent management, workplace safety and environmental stewardship.

All of the above efforts depend on our people, and we appreciate the role they play in our success. They operate our mines, share information among our sites in Mexico and British Columbia, and take part in constructive dialogues with our management teams, giving us a connected picture of performance and impacts. We have worked hard to build a genuine and highly respected company, from senior workers mentoring younger personnel to hosting regular employee celebration events.

Speaking of connections, we’re not just “connecting the dots” internally. We’re making myriad connections externally – between our business, our people and our communities. Safety is a perfect example. Fostering a safer mining operation is linked to safer communities, because the safety information employees gain on the job is knowledge they take home – to educate their families and neighbours. Similarly, our commitment to environmental stewardship extends beyond Endeavour. By cultivating environmental awareness across our operations, employees then share this learning with their children, such as teaching water conservation habits and other sustainability values.

As we embark on the next phase of our sustainability journey, I am confident that Endeavour will stand out among the hundreds of mining companies in Mexico for being a responsible business that generates positive, lasting benefits for our people and host communities. More than anything else, these connections are why our business will endure.

Ken Pickering
Chair, Sustainability Committee

Conducting our business with integrity and in a manner aligned with our commitment to sustainability priorities are both part of our core values. Sustainability, alongside our growth strategy, will be even more important going forward.