On April 7, 2021, GCO was awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas for its environment management system. GCO thus becomes the first ISO 14001 certified mining company in Senegal!
Obtaining this certification rewards the long work begun in 2019 by the project team led by the Communities, Environment and Public Affairs Department of GCO, which involved all of GCO's operational and support teams, with the support of Eramet's Environment Department.
This is a voluntary commitment from GCO, which aims to mobilize all staff and subcontractors in order to reduce the impact of the activity on soil, water, fauna, flora and air.
This certification also marks a new milestone for the Group: all our operating mines now have an environment management system that complies with the highest international standards.
The preservation of the environment is part of the commitments listed in the Eramet group’s CSR roadmap, especially through its 12th objective: "Preserve the water resource and accelerate the rehabilitation of our mining sites by promoting biodiversity."