World Gold Council COVID-19 statement

Our Members operate in a variety of different jurisdictions and some have decided to pause operations, given local government guidance or their assessment of the risks. Others have assessed the circumstances and determined that they can and should continue operating, given the essential role they play in the local community and within the broader economy.

Many of our Members are embarking on humanitarian initiatives and helping their host nations, from donating funds, launching screening tests to making mining hospitals available to support local communities.

The World Gold Council recognises and is proud of the role that our members play as responsible gold mining companies in supporting economic and social development in communities and countries across the world.

For more information about our Members’ responses please see below.