Canandian mining company Endeavour announces that its president and CEO, Sébastien de Montessus is donating 30% of his base salary, and members of the leadership team and the Board of Directors have also volunteered to donate a portion of their salaries or fees for the next three months in order to fight covid-19.
In order to do more, Endeavour’s President & CEO. Endeavour will match these funds, resulting in a total donation of approximately $1 million. The funds will be deployed by Endeavour’s community relations and medical teams to source much needed medical equipment for local community health centers and to also provide financial support to families and schools who have been impacted by a loss of income due to COVID-19.
These donations, combined with the amount already spent at the mines and supporting national and local efforts in Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Mali will bring Endeavour’s total contribution to $6 million.
Sebastien de Montessus, President & CEO, said: “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”.