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Improving Quality of Life: Investing in Infrastructure and Agriculture around Kisladag


There are 18 communities within a 10 kilometre radius of our Kisladag mine in Turkey. Over 80% of our employees live in these communities.

From 2005, when we began constructing the mine, to 2014, we have invested more than US $19 million in community development projects. We built a water pipeline to supply potable water to nearby villages, a sewage system, invested in a village wedding hall, upgraded roads and funded construction of a primary school and new university building.

Our support of local agricultural initiatives has resulted in crop production increases between 90 and 350 percent. Cattle numbers have increased as have the number of beehives – which increased by 150% between 2006 and 2011.