TORONTO, ON – (Marketwired – September 20, 2017) – Continental Gold Inc. (TSX: CNL) (OTCQX: CGOOF) (“Continental” or the “Company”) today published its second annual Sustainability Report that provides valuable insight on Company initiatives to grow and strengthen its environmental and social management systems as it enters the construction phase of Colombia’s first modern underground gold mine at Buriticá. The report was prepared following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines (2013) as well as the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement and Core compliance level elements.
Continental aims to be a leading proponent of establishing a modern gold mining culture in Colombia that is based on respect for, and the participation of, local communities in the mine development process and the creation of a sustainability plan that will benefit them long into the future.
“2016 was a real tipping point for Continental, the Buriticá project and local communities in the area,” said Ari Sussman, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Communities in the Buriticá municipality openly supported the modification of our environmental license to allow us to build the new mine and realize the potential that the project implies for everyone. After meticulous scrutiny, Colombia’s authorities agreed to modify the required permit and our team worked hard to secure the funding needed to begin construction. It is no secret that the sound management of environmental and socio-political issues in Buriticá and Antioquia has been key to gaining broad community acceptance and to establishing business partnerships with leaders in their fields such as Newmont Mining Corporation and Red Kite Mine Finance, who are very committed to sustainability.”
“In 2016, we adopted Modern Mining as our new corporate slogan in Colombia as part of our vision to achieve the sustainable development of our Company and local communities through excellence in inclusive, responsible and progressive mining operations,” said Mateo Restrepo, President of the Company. “We now have a more robust corporate Sustainability Policy and comprehensive strategy for Western Antioquia aimed at maximizing regional and local benefits and managing impacts responsibly with active participation of communities and authorities.”
Continental’s 2016 sustainability highlights include:
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About Continental Gold
Continental Gold Inc. is an advanced-stage exploration and development company with an extensive portfolio of 100%-owned gold projects in Colombia. Formed in April 2007, the Company – led by an international management team with a successful track record of discovering and developing large high-grade gold deposits in Latin America – is focused on advancing its fully-permitted high-grade Buriticá gold project to production with first gold pour on track for early 2020.
For information on the Buriticá project, please refer to the technical report, prepared in accordance with NI 43-101, entitled “Buriticá Project NI 43-101 Technical Report Feasibility Study, Antioquia, Colombia” and dated March 29, 2016 with an effective date of February 24, 2016, led by independent consultants JDS Energy & Mining Inc. The technical report is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, on the OTCQX at www.otcmarkets.com and on the Company website at www.continentalgold.com. Additional details on Continental Gold’s suite of gold exploration properties are also available at www.continentalgold.com.1