Endeavour Mining - CEO, Sébastien de Montessus
CEO, Sébastien de Montessus
Source: Endeavour Mining
  • Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) has said that its employees who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have now fully recovered
  • Since the onset of the pandemic, the company has been bolstering its health and safety measures, including the dispatch of a specialist medical response team to operations in West Africa
  • The company has also supplied medical provisions to local communities
  • Endeavour’s President and CEO Sébastien de Montessus will donate 30 per cent of his salary to virus mitigation efforts, along with the Board of Directors
  • Endeavour Mining (EDV) is currently up 2.27 per cent to C$25.25 per share, with a market cap of $2.79 billion

Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) has said that its employees who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have now fully recovered.

The company reported on March 16 this year that a worker at its Houndé mine in Burkina Faso had contracted the virus. They experienced mild symptoms not long after arriving from the UK.

The employee was swiftly quarantined while a number of others who were in contact went into isolation. Since then, there have been no new cases.

As a gold producer, Endeavour is currently focussed on the development and exploration of the Birmian greenstone belt in West Africa – a region which was hit by the ebola outbreak several years ago.

As such, the company is re-implementing a range of policies that were established during that crisis to help manage the current COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, this has included the mobilisation of a specialist medical response team, which is now managing Endeavour’s health and safety policies. A dedicated epidemiologist is also acting in an advisory capacity, working with the company to bolster its management and response plan.

Operationally, Endeavour is leveraging its supply chain and community relations team to provide medical equipment, including masks and sanitisers, to local communities.

The company said that it will continue to provide essential supplies, as well as training local health workers, for the duration of the pandemic.

In support of these measures, Endeavour’s President and CEO, Sébastien de Montessus, will donate 30 per cent of his base salary for the next three months. The company’s Board of Directors have also elected to contribute a portion of their fees.

“The world is currently facing an unprecedented challenge fighting COVID-19 and dealing with the economic, social and health consequences that have arisen.

“Beyond financial aid, we have leveraged our global supply chain, broader network and medical expertise to obtain key medical supplies to bolster the national authorities’ response across Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali,” Sébastien said.

Endeavour says that its projects are currently operating at normal levels, with gold shipments and sales continuing in conjunction with increased health and safety measures.

Endeavour Mining (EDV) is currently up 2.27 per cent to C$25.25 per share at 9:45am EST.

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