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    “Over the last year we’ve invested and learned a lot about how to manage COVID-19. As an industry leader, we knew we could make significant contributions to helping people understand the disease and how to mitigate it.”
Dr. Liliana Mejia, Occupational Physician
In 2020, GTE:
Achieved its safest year ever, despite increased operational and pandemic- related health and safety risks
Recorded zero Lost Time Injuries
Conducted 12,607 tests for COVID-19
Moved more than +6,000 people through its operations without impacting workforce or public health
     & Safety
      Safest Year in Company History
As the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, GTE’s foremost concern was to protect the health and safety of its employees, their families and the communities near
its operations. Even before the Colombian government ordered a nationwide shutdown
in March, Gran Tierra took decisive actions
to protect its workforce and to support health authorities by helping keep local populations safe. By quickly adding an epidemiologist to the medical team, developing and implementing rigorous health protocols, sharing information and making humanitarian donations to local communities, the company was able to help manage this critical situation and operate without interruption. GTE’s quick response was recognized by local and national authorities including the Ministry of Mining and Energy.
Against this backdrop, 2020 was also the safest year in company history, recording zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) during the calendar year. This is the result of GTE’s multi-year efforts
to improve safety culture, communication and integration across the company.

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