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avril 25, 2024

Drilling Service ESG Newsletter Q1 2024

Welcome to the Boart Longyear ESG Newsletter – your window into our commitment to sustainability, innovation, continuous improvement, and partnership. As your trusted drilling services provider, we are dedicated to supporting you in achieving your sustainability targets while delivering exceptional value and drilling service performance. In this newsletter, we present our global operations, featuring real-life examples of Boart Longyear's ESG initiatives.


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A Foundation in Education

Boart Longyear’s partnership with Barrick Gold Corporation in Tanzania includes a commitment to the surrounding communities of North Mara and Bulyanhulu. The Busindi Primary School Project began in 2022 and involved constructing two classrooms and an office.

We are proud to share the celebrations of the project’s completion and its official opening by Msalala’s District Development Director, District Education Officer, Village Chairman, Ward Executive Officer and local village leaders.

To complement the project’s completion, Boart Longyear and Barrick Gold provided the following to the school:

  • 40 student and teacher desks for the two classrooms
  • assorted stationery for all students
  • '24 diaries and bags for teachers and Ward Executive
  • sanitary pads for girls
  • first-aid kits.

Boart Longyear is proud to partner with Barrick Gold in a combined effort to sustain the surrounding communities at North Mara and Bulyanhulu. Please enjoy the attached images of children and the community reveling in their new classrooms and offices.


Safe Day Everyday Gold Award Winner – Four Years Running

Boart Longyear has won Canada’s Safe Day Everyday Gold Award for the fourth year straight.

The news was announced at this morning’s annual AME - Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup EH&S Awards breakfast at Vancouver’s Pan Pacific Hotel.

Each year, two companies within the mining industry are recognized for their safety record and leadership. The winning organisation attains the highest number of hours worked in Canada without a lost-time injury (LTI) during the preceding year. Competition is strong and includes companies and government geological surveys active in, and supporting, exploration for metals, coal, diamonds and industrial minerals.

The survey findings provide a snapshot of leading indicators related to environment, health and safety, and other incidents, with a follow-up report outlining survey results and key findings. Importantly, the survey continues to inspire development of safety workshops and initiatives.

Jarrett Campbell – Regional Director, Drilling Services, Canada accepted the award on behalf of Boart Longyear. The Safe Day Everyday Award, as well as other important industry awards will be presented again at the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention (March 3 to 6) during the PDAC President’s opening remarks.

Make it safe, make it personal, make it home.

Pictured (L-R): Jarrett Campbell – Boart Longyear Regional Director, Drilling Services, Canada & Jonathan Buchanan - AME VP - Policy & Advocacy.


International Women’s Day

Join us in our continued celebration of International Women’s Day, which recognizes the achievement of women. This year’s theme is Inspire Inclusion. We forge a better world when we inspire everyone to understand and value women’s inclusion.

At Boart Longyear, we are surrounded by women all over the organization who are truly inspirational. In the following video our team shares what inspires them and the changes they are making to make Boart Longyear more inclusive.


Centinela Project Recognition

Boart Longyear is grateful to its Latin American operational team for their professionalism and commitment to ensuring safe and productive worksites while being mindful of opportunities to improve and innovate.

Centinela Project Superintendent of the Rajo Esperanza Sur Autonomy, Rodrigo Vergara and Operations Resident Manager, Javier Larrain visited the drilling site to thank and recognize the team personally.

Centinela Project is an open-pit copper mine located in Chile’s Antofagasta Region; 70% owned by Minera Centinela – a subsidiary of Antofagasta Minerals, and 30% owned by Marubeni Corporation.

Congratulations to Boart Longyear Project Centinela Operations and EHS team, pictured from left to right: Javier Larrain, Centinela Resident Manager; Rodrigo Rivera, Boart Longyear Coordinator; Rodolfo Reyes, Centinela Drilling Technician; Franco Caimanque, Boart Longyear EHS; Leonardo Reveco, Boart Longyear Operations Chief; and Rodrigo Verga, Centinela Superintendent Rajo Esperanza sur autonomy.


All-Women Underground Drill Crew

International Women's Day 2024 is Friday March 8. We're embracing '24’s theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion’ by recognizing the efforts of Boart Longyear and VERACIO women via weekly profiles.

Mattie Steelman & Kaitlyn Stanfill are Boart Longyear North America’s first all-women drill crew at Nevada Gold Mine’s Cortez Hills operation.

Mattie commenced as a Surface RC Driller Assistant in May ‘22. By late-August, she was invited to join the Company’s inaugural underground (UG) RC division. Six months later, she was running her own shifts!

Raised in Spring Creek, Nevada, Mattie previously worked in hospitality. The determined single mother of two wanted more for her young family. “My kids drive me to succeed & achieve. The decision to progress from DA to Driller was first to provide more for my kids & to show them the importance of a solid work ethic & all that it yields.”

Working closely with the UG team, Mattie learned a lot, particularly from Driller, Kaleb Nash & Supervisor, Ed Mendoza. Mattie’s father, brother & cousin all work within surface drilling as supervisor, assistant & driller respectively. “Their ability to maintain stability for their families was what attracted me most.”

Kate initially started working within the Company’s Surface RC Division in January ’23. “I absolutely loved it yet needed to be closer to home.” She soon learned of the newly formed UG division & requested a transfer as she had experience. “I really enjoy physical work. I used to drive haul trucks yet found being seated too restrictive.” Learn more about Kate via her previously published profile:

Mattie: “Kate’s great – everything is easy going. We clicked instantly & operate cohesively. I feel a lot of eyes were on us as an all-woman crew. We delivered & exceeded goals & it was awesome to be a part of. I look forward to continuing work with Kate.”

Kate: “Mattie’s fun. She makes work feel non-threatening & non-competitive. She’s considered & takes the time to discuss & strategize before ‘doing’. She’s a good driller & someone I look up to.”

We're proud to demonstrate our collaboration with you in driving positive change in the mining industry.

James Burris


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