In 2010, an opportunity was identified to fill a vacuum in the Australian gold mining sector by creating a new producer. Our first asset was a resource in North Queensland that others believed was not feasible to develop. Undeterred, our Executive Chairman and founder, Jake Klein, with the assistance of a small management team, pursued a series of bold and complex deals to form Evolution in November 2011 and successfully turned that initial resource at Mt Carlton into one of the world’s highest-grade open pit gold mines.
It’s all in the name… we’ve evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Underpinning it all, is our Australian story and spirit.
Since day one, our overriding priority has been safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence and respect. We want people’s time at Evolution to be a highlight of their career, forging a company that’s known for sustainable excellence, and attracting the best talent, not only to Evolution, but also to our industry.
We’ve weathered storms to become a company that prospers through the cycle. We’ve stayed true to our vision and become a global leader in low-cost gold production.
We recognise that along our journey comes change. Embracing technology and innovation are important for our future success, and sustainability is more critical than ever. As we grow, we want to continue to combine ambition and our entrepreneurial mindset with humility. We want our people and our communities to grow as we grow. And we believe that together, we can become the best premier global gold mining company in the world.
Inspired people creating a premier global gold company – a sustainable business that prospers through the cycle. We have grown into a globally relevant gold producer since inception in November 2011.
Our values guide behaviours and decisions in the workplaces every day:
We trust each other, act honestly and consider each other’s opinion.
Evolution has been announced as winner of the 2019 Miner of the Year Award awarded by Australian Gold Mining Journal (February 2020), in the top 75 Graduate Employers in Australia (AAGE), 2019, NSW Mining Safety Excellence Award and coming runner up in the Community Excellence Award (August 2017), NSW Mining operation of the year awarded by NSW Minerals Councils (April 2017), Craig Oliver Award presented at RIU Explorers Conference (February 2017), 2016 Miner of the year awarded by Australian Gold Mining Journal (February 2017), 2016 Dealer Award at Diggers and Dealers (August 2016), Best Asia-Pacific Mining Deal at Mines and Money Hong Kong (April 2016), winner of 8th Annual international M&W awards (April 2016) and Mines and Money 2012 Deal of the Year – Creation of Evolution Mining.
In 2019, Evolution Mining was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Australia (joining only one other gold company recognised in this category). In 2021, Evolution Mining received an improved rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.