Global Excellence 2020

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2020 23 Acquisi International - Issu 9 2020 7 Heart of Gold free of discrimination. It also pays particular attention to the needs of indigenous groups and cultural heritage sites. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach in every aspect of the Company’s work is paramount. The team at Kirkland Lake Gold also takes an active approach to the areas of Environment, social and governance practices. The company has identified seven environmental priorities for its global operations, namely environmental management, air quality, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), water stewardship, noise abatement, waste management, biodiversity, land and resource management, with regards to cultural heritage, visual amenity, closure and progressive rehabilitation. These priorities have not only guided the Company through its recent success, but have ensured that its approach continues to support the prosperity and sustainability of the communities in which it operates. With mining taking place over a broad area, the team is committed to identifying, protecting and preserving indigenous and historical cultural heritage sites. The team at Kirkland Lake Gold operates collaboratively with indigenous communities in local areas, giving them the opportunity to engage and interact with any plans, and working with them, and other groups, to ensure the Company’s activities benefit all key stakeholder groups. In all, the team at Kirkland Lake Gold should be proud to have achieved such success, drawing on its considerable expertise and experience in mining, exploration and sustainability. While success for shareholders is obviously a key priority, the Company is fully aware that true value creation serves the interests of many groups, in fact, all groups that have a stake in the success of the business. Given Kirkland Lake Gold’s performance in recent years, the quality of its assets and its commitment to responsible mining, it is a business poised for continued success going forward. Company: Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Name: Mark Utting Web Address: