Golden Star Resources will receive the 2018 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Selected by the association’s board of directors, this award recognizes an organization that demonstrates outstanding initiative, leadership, and accomplishment in establishing and maintaining good relations with local communities and in protecting and preserving the natural environment during an exploration program or operation of a mine.
“Responsible mining is at the heart of our company and we are committed to working with the highest level of respect for the communities and environments in which we operate,” said Sam Coetzer, president and CEO of Golden Star. “Whenever I visit our operations, I am humbled by the passion and commitment shown by our team to working in a respectful way and ensuring that a positive and sustainable legacy remains beyond the lives of our operations.”
Coetzer said the company invests in infrastructure, medical programs and facilities, employment and skills training, education and agricultural programs. “We are also committed to broadening gender diversity at all levels of our company, with women now strongly represented on our board, in our management team and in our operations teams,” he said.
“We have had a presence in Ghana for 18 years and we are proud to contribute to the economic growth of the communities, region and country in which we work,” he added. “However this award does not just belong to Golden Star, but to all of our partners in Ghana, and to them I give my deepest thanks for working alongside us to create long term, sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.”
Golden Star will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held during PDAC’s annual convention in Toronto on March 6, 2018.