Evolution’s Approach to Sustainability
Sustainability is integrated into every aspect of the business to ensure we deliver long-term stakeholder value through safe, reliable, low-cost gold production in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
We report annually on the sustainability topics that are most material to our business and stakeholders including our management approach related to each topic.
Read about our Governance approach here.
Our objective is to deliver long-term stakeholder value through safe, reliable, low-cost gold production in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
We link our stories with transparent disclosure to deliver against our regulatory obligations, demonstrate the positive impact we make through strong partnerships, and to highlight the opportunities and risks to creating sustainable value for our stakeholders.
Our Sustainability Journey
Since our journey began in 2011 with the creation of Evolution, our commitment to Sustainability has been core to our business and has informed who we are and how we think about our relevance in the decades to come.
Our first Sustainability Report was produced in FY18 and since FY21 we have seen a step change in our Sustainability journey, leveraging off the increased capability and experience within our business.
People have been integral to our success. We have fostered strong relationships with our First Nation Partners and the communities in which we operate, and it’s our people who work to protect the environment and improve biodiversity outcomes, and all those whose efforts are
about building positive legacies that have contributed to our progress. We genuinely want our people’s time at Evolution to be the highlight of their career.
The Sustainability landscape is dynamic and there has been a shift in expectations, internally and externally, particularly related to climate risk and the drive for equality and inclusion and also in the demand for increased transparency on ESG disclosures. Our performance has continued to improve, particularly for our stated climate risks including emissions and water which has been externally recognised. We have
an AA rating from MSCI and are one of only three gold companies listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Australia.
We continue to be a significant supporter of being and buying local and promoting the economic future of our communities. Today, 73% of the people who work for Evolution are locals.
In FY24 our focus will continue to be on integrating Sustainability improvements and aligning to external assurance obligations. We will continue to implement improved assurance mechanisms to continuously monitor and respond to changes in Sustainability and ESG that
may impact our business, including emerging disclosures, climate change risk, nature-related risk, inclusion and diversity, psychological safety, and reconciliation.
By harnessing our talent, experience and living our values, we remain excited to deliver the positive legacy for our employees, our communities and the stakeholders that join us on our journey.
What is important to our stakeholders is important to us as it informs our strategic objectives and helps us to deliver against our obligations. This requires ongoing and effective engagement, where we provide transparent and timely information, listen and actively encourage feedback from all stakeholders.
The Stakeholder Engagement Performance Standard facilitates a consistent approach to engaging with communities, First Nation Partners, employees, contractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Each operation maintains a systematic stakeholder mapping process. At intervals, independent social impact assessments are completed to identify and prioritise stakeholder interests and needs.
All operations, exploration sites, and projects identify, prioritise and directly engage with local and Indigenous communities. They focus on:
- Understanding the potential impact of all activities on local communities and the rights of Indigenous communities
- Disclosing and appropriately communicating accurate and timely information
- Maintaining an open dialogue so all parties can fully understand each other’s views and concerns
- Engaging collaboratively in decision-making on all activities and issues of mutual interest
- Maintaining Evolution’s regulatory and social licence to operate
For more information on the stakeholder groups engaged, key interest and concerns, please go to our Sustainability Report.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
People and Culture
ESG and Regulatory Reporting
2023 Sustainability Report
FY23 ESG Performance Data
ESG & Regulatory reporting
Codes, Policies & Standards
Sustainability Case Studies
Tailings Dam Management Disclosure 2023
Climate Risk Position Statement
Modern Slavery Statement
The objective of our sustainability efforts is to deliver long-term stakeholder value through safe, low-cost gold production in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Demonstrate robust risk management and safety leadership
Contribute positively to local, regional and national sustainability efforts by achieving an outstanding level of environmental stewardship
Protect and enhance our reputation as a trusted partner and provide community benefits that endure beyond the life of our mines
Advance the outcomes for indigenous peoples and protect their Cultural Heritage
Be transparent at all levels of Corporate Governance, comply with applicable laws and regulations and operate at the highest standards of financial and ethical behaviour
Relentlessly drive for operational excellence through an innovative culture and inspired people delivering to plan
Evolution’s Sustainability Report – providing transparency on the role we play in developing strong and sustainable communities in the interests of all stakeholders.
across our operations
CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN AND CANADIAN ECONOMIES
TOTAL RECORDABLE INJURY FREQUENCY (TRIF)
FY23 Sustainability Highlights
Net Zero Progress
PPA implemented to supply Cowal’s electricity
significantly contributing towards Evolution achieving 30% reduction in emissions by 2030
compared to FY22
Shared Value Projects
Focused on strengthening community resilience and recovery
IN fresh water usage (compared to FY20 baseline) with improved water security of 0.19kL/dry tonne milled
‘AA MSCI ESG RATING’
The highest rating among global gold mining peers
CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY
CONTRIBUTION TO LOCAL AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING A$230M IN DIrECT SPEND WITH LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
comprising 28% female graduate hires, and 14.3% females in senior leadership roles in FY23
Sustainability Case Studies
Read how we’re supporting a transition to net zero emissions, protecting cultural heritage, advancing Indigenous engagement and creating positive legacies for the communities in which we operate here: