Ity is the first of Endeavour’s mines to receive SMO accreditation, giving you complete confidence that your gold has been produced by Endeavour at Ity in accordance with strict international standards and that its segregated journey across the processing, refining and sales chain is fully traceable. We are committed to producing gold that provides lasting value to society while protecting and promoting the places where we operate.
As a member of the World Gold Council, we have pledged to implement the Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs). These 51 Principles address key environmental, social and governance issues and set out clear expectations for what constitutes responsible gold mining. We also support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strive to make a meaningful contribution to their achievement.
We operate in partnership with our host stakeholders to create resilient and self-sustaining communities in which people are equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to prosper. The Ity mine is a major employer in the region and is an important contributor to Côte d’Ivoire’s economic prosperity: 93% of our workforce are nationals, 60% of whom are from local communities, and we support over 300 Ivorian businesses through the procurement of goods and services.
We invest in a variety of social investment initiatives which range from income-generating activities, micro-finance and access to education, water and health as well as financial and in-kind support for cultural, religious and sporting events. By purchasing SMO-certified gold, you are directly helping to support Ity’s projects and the Ivorian communities that they benefit.