Page 4 - 2020 Sustainability Report - Gran Tierra Energy
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 To Our Stakeholders
Gary Guidry, President and CEO, Gran Tierra Energy
 Gran Tierra Energy has been moving
at a rapid pace over the last five years, integrating multiple acquisitions into our organization, building a portfolio of high- quality assets and strengthening our team. The dual economic and public health crises of 2020 created critical challenges around the world and presented a stress test for our entire industry. We responded by evaluating our operation across the board and making important decisions for the future of the company. As a result, we are now an even better, safer and more efficient organization that is well positioned to withstand challenging operating and market conditions. The talent and dedication of our workforce and the trust we have built with local, regional and national stakeholders were all crucial contributors to our ability to move forward through a difficult year.
As soon as the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, our foremost concerns were protecting the health and safety of our workers and the communities where they live, while continuing to operate and achieve Environmental,
Social and Governance (ESG) excellence.
Our operations require significant movement of people, equipment and product through two countries, presenting additional challenges during the pandemic. We quickly added an epidemiologist to
our medical team, developed a rigorous and comprehensive set of health protocols and used widespread training and
testing to protect our workforce and neighbouring communities. We also donated humanitarian aid and personal protective equipment, and shared information with health authorities to help keep local populations safe and updated about COVID-19. This added focus on health advanced our long-term improvements
in safety culture across the company
and resulted in our safest year ever, with zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) recorded.
This year, our sustainability guiding principle of going Beyond Compliance was still a top priority for our team which was focused on maximizing the company’s environmental and social contributions even during challenging times with health issues limiting some resources. This ethos has become a fundamental part of our culture and business strategy, and is a source of great pride across the company.
Key to producing and exporting crude without interruption was the trust our team has built through years of respectful and transparent engagement with communities.
 “We are now an even better, safer and more efficient organization that is well positioned to withstand challenging operating and market conditions.”

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