ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, May 31, 2021 – Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX: ORA, B3: AURA33) (“Aura” or the “Company”) is pleased to release its 2020 Sustainability Report. The report underscores the Company’s commitment to be an innovative, safe, responsible, and sustainable mining company, and highlights initiatives planned across eight ESG Pillars. The Report is available at Aura’s website, on https://auraminerals.com/community/our-commitment/.
Through this report, the Company takes a step into meeting the demand for transparency from the market and its main stakeholders: communities, staff, investors, and suppliers. The indicators discussed in the report were defined around material topics identified by Aura management and resulted from an effort conducted throughout 2020 based on internal mapping (Aura’s leadership), benchmarking of these material topics against industry standards and [best] practices in the mining sector, and the standards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
To address each of the material topics – water and effluents, management of geotechnical structures, health and safety of workers, communities (human rights), talent development and retention, business ethics, innovation for sustainability, and relationship with stakeholders – and develop and monitor actions and associated goals, eight Working Groups (WG) were created, formed by more than 40 professionals from Brazil, Honduras, and Mexico. Each WG had a sponsor (C-Suite member) who supervised and approved the action plans. In 2020, these groups began to design projects and establish key goals, and their evolution will be monitored over the coming years.
Rodrigo Barbosa, CEO of Aura, comments: “I am delighted to see that we continue to build strong pillars that will allow us to grow based on the highest ESG standards. The core of Aura 360 values is our belief that the value generated from our work can be shared and have an important, positive impact among all of our stakeholders, including communities and the environment, employees, and shareholders. Last year, we elected our top eight priorities, and now have clear targets and more visibility about our KPIs. It is an important step towards creating our dream: to be one of the most trusted, responsible, well-respected, and results-driven mining companies”.
This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements”, as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) which include, without limitation, the monitoring of projects and goals of the WG’s responsible for each of the eight ESG pillars.
Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to predict or control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements if such risks, uncertainties or factors materialize. In addition, the results from the Study are also based on assumptions, including assumptions from the Technical Report, which may include assumptions on indicated mineral resources, measured mineral resources, probable mineral reserves and/or proven mineral reserves, which could also cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements if such assumptions prove wrong. Specific reference is made to the most recent Annual Information Form on file with certain Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities and the Technical Report for a discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation the ability of the Company to achieve its longer-term outlook and the anticipated timing and results thereof, the ability to lower costs and increase production, the ability of the Company to successfully achieve business objectives, copper and gold or certain other commodity price volatility, changes in debt and equity markets, the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data, increases in costs, environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, general economic conditions and other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the forward-looking statements.
About Aura 360° Mining
Aura is focused on mining in complete terms – thinking holistically about how its business impacts and benefits every one of our stakeholders: our company, our shareholders, our employees, and the countries and communities we serve. Our mission is to find, mine and deliver the planet’s most important and essential minerals that enable the world and humankind to create, innovate, and prosper and our vision is to be one of the most trusted, responsible, well respected and results driven mining companies. We call this 360° Mining.
Aura is a mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company’s producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Ernesto/Pau-a -Pique gold mine in Brazil, the Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in Mexico and one pre-operational gold mine in the United States, Gold Road. In addition, the Company has two additional gold projects in Brazil, Almas and Matupá, and one gold project in Colombia, Tolda Fria.
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