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Our Mission

Our goal is to become a premier senior producer in the silver mining sector. We find, build, and operate quality silver mines in a sustainable way to create value for our stakeholders. By continually improving what we do and how we do it, we aim to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives. In addition to maximizing the potential of existing operations, we have a compelling pipeline of exploration and development projects to facilitate our goal of becoming a premier senior silver producer.

About this Report

Our 2017 Annual Review and Sustainability Report, which is presented on this website, discusses our commitments and performance last year related to the operational and sustainable topics that matter most to our stakeholders.

Content

Our material issues and impacts shape the content of the report, and our process for identifying these is detailed on the Material Topics section. We view material issues as those topics that:

  • have a direct or indirect impact on our business, including the ability to create and preserve economic, social and environmental value
  • have the potential to influence the perception of stakeholders who make decisions or assessments regarding our significant economic, environmental and social impacts

Report Structure

This report is structured into four sections:

  • Annual Review: Presents a corporate overview of our operating and financial highlights along with a snapshot of each of our mining operations.
  • Sustainability Overview: Outlines our approach to sustainability and how we do business, including our governance and risk management processes.
  • Sustainability Performance: Presents the five pillars of our sustainable business framework – Economic Performance, Safety and Health, Our People, Environment and Community – along with our management approach and performance related to each of our 12 material topics.
  • Performance Data Tables and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index: Provides detailed data tables and information for analysts.

Scope

Endeavour's Head Office is in Canada and has operating mines in Mexico. This report encompasses:

  • three producing silver mines – the Guanaceví mine in the state of Durango, and the Bolañitos and El Cubo mines in the state of Guanajuato
  • head office in Vancouver, Canada and administrative office in León, Mexico

In addition, we report relevant indicators for our development and exploration projects, which are in varying stages of operation.

This report contains data that reflects performance for our fiscal year, January to December 2017. Throughout the report, “Endeavour”, “we”, “our” and “us” refers to Endeavour Silver and its major subsidiaries. All monetary amounts are reported in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted.1

Sustainability Reporting Framework And Process

2017 marks our fifth consecutive year of sustainability reporting using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as our reporting framework. A complete GRI Index and Aspect Boundary Table can be downloaded at GRI Index.

Reporting Period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017
Reporting Cycle Annual
Date Of Last Report Published May 2017
Reporting Framework Global Reporting Initiative
(G4 and Mining & Metals
Sector Disclosures)
In Accordance Option (GRI) Core

We place a high priority on the quality control of our management and data collection systems to accurately benchmark and report our sustainability performance. To ensure accuracy and adequate coverage of material topics, this report was prepared by management with the assistance of independent sustainability consultants, and included an extensive review process, including by various departments and Endeavour’s Board.

For a complete picture of our business activities and performance, this report should be read in conjunction with our Annual Information Form, Management’s Discussion and Analysis, and Financial Statements. Also view our sustainability website at csr.edrsilver.com.

Feedback

We welcome all feedback on our report so that we can continue to improve. Please email your comments and suggestions to Galina Meleger, Director of Investor Relations at gmeleger@edrsilver.com.

1 The Company reports non-IFRS measures which include cash costs net of by-products on a payable silver basis, total production costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and direct production costs per tonne, in order to manage and evaluate operating performance at each of the Company’s mines. These measures, some established by industry organizations, are widely used in the silver mining industry as a benchmark for performance, but do not have a standardized meaning. These measures are reported on and reconciled in the Company’s MD&A.

20% drop in reportable injury frequency rate
48% increase in learning activities, with 52 average training hours per employee
$510,000 in corporate giving
Nearly 44,000 trees planted in reforestation projects