The company has committed direct financial assistance to the Special COVID-19 Funds set up by the governments of Mali and Senegal, as well as the sourcing and supply of vitally important Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), COVID-19 testing kits and other medical equipment.
Managing director and chief executive officer John Welborn said: “Extraordinary events require an extraordinary response.
“Resolute is proud to assist Mali and Senegal in the fight against COVID-19.”
“Working with host governments”
Welborn said: “The challenges presented by COVID-19 continue to change daily and we must remain agile and united in our response to the pandemic.
“Resolute will continue to work closely with our host governments and local communities to keep people safe and maintain our operational capacity.
“We recognise that the continued operation of Syama and Mako during this crisis is of vital importance to local employment, community well-being and the economies of Mali and Senegal.”
Comprehensive response to COVID-19
Resolute has implemented a comprehensive, company-wide response to COVID-19 which prioritises the health, safety and well-being of Resolute employees, contractors and stakeholders while recognising the company’s responsibility to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of operations.
This includes implementing the World Health Organisation guidelines for separation, isolation and mitigation at all company sites.
Resolute has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of its sites or offices, and with supply chains largely unaffected and a dedicated team in place will continue to maintain safe operations at Syama and Mako.