SENEGAL – Teranga Gold Corp. of Toronto has been named a Canadian Sustainable Development Goal award winner through public voting by the United Nations Global Compact Network Canada. The award recognizes the company’s efforts in advancing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within its core business strategy.
Teranga operates the Sabodala open pit gold mine and processing plant 650 km east of Dakar. The mine poured its first gold in 2009 and produced 182,282 oz of gold in 2015. The 2016 guidance is between 200,000 and 215,000 oz.
The company focuses on, among sustainability goals, an effort to develop local agriculture and food security. Quality education for local youth is supported with a number of bursaries, vocational skills training, and educational infrastructure. To promote good jobs and economic growth, 1,032 of 1,126 employees are Senegalese and 40 training programs are offered. To ensure that it reaches its goals, the company has created many long term partnerships with the Canadian and Senegalese governments, NGOs and other organizations.
Learn more about how Teranga maintains its social licence at www.TerangaGold.com.