Gran Tierra Energy is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for economic growth, community development, prioritizing local goods and services and maximizing our social and environmental investments through our philosophy of working Beyond Compliance. We attach great importance to the Company’s approach to managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors that are material to the business.

The following reports highlight our transparent strategies to protect the environment, support local communities, and operate in a responsible way.

Sustainability Report

GTE is committed to sustainable activities wherever the Company operates by providing meaningful training and employment opportunities, a preference for local goods and services, and by investing voluntarily in social and environmental projects.

This is a fundamental philosophy that we align with the priorities of local and national governments for peace and stability that prioritize strengthening local economies, entrepreneurship, housing and incomes unrelated to the oil industry.

Economy Data
Economic Value Generated and Distributed1,2millions of $299.2488.6789.0748.0
Payments to Suppliers, Contractors and Other Third Parties2millions of $181.2218.5522.0452.0
Payments to Governments (Taxes, Royalties)2millions of $53.0151.9314.0274.0
Payments to Employees (Salaries and Benefits)2millions of $18.918.620.023.0
Investment in Communities2millions of $
Payments to Providers of Capital (Debt, Interest, Dividends)2millions of $
Social Investment2millions of $
Temporary Local Employment2contracts3,6973,2004,5785,748
Spending on Suppliers (Colombia and Ecuador)2millions of $175.8212.8295.6459.8
Regional2millions of $30.633.940.5103.8
Country2millions of $142.5175.5247.8353.1
International2millions of $
Human Resources Data
Total Number of Employeescount322319336352
Employees in Each Country   
Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements%0000
Rate of New Employee Hires (Colombia and Canada)%2.53.811.012.0
Voluntary Turnover Rates (Colombia and Canada)%
Total Number of Hours of Training in the year (Colombia and Ecuador)2hours1,8511,8655,5518,721
Average Hours of Training per Year per Employee (Colombia Only)hours/person88.223.536.5
Average Age of Employees (Colombia)years41404142
Average Age of Employees (Canada)years45454646
Average Age of Employees (Ecuador)yearsN/AN/A4637
Safety Data
Employee and Contractor Safety2per 200,000 exposure hours  
Lost Time Injury Frequency - Combined20.
Recordable Injury Frequency - Combined20. 
Recordable Injury Frequency - Employees2000
Recordable Injury Frequency - Contractors20. 
Lost Time Injury Frequency - Employees2000
Lost Time Injury Frequency - Contractors20. 
Fatalities - Employees2count0000
Fatalities - Contractors2count0000
Hours Worked2hours7,729,9739,297,75110,038,29910,563,154
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness2    
Safety Inspections Conducted2count2,8883,2707,1855,490
Number of Emergency Simulations (Tabletop and In-person)2count250345408487
Environment Data
Total Number of Spill Incidents (Colombia and Ecuador)2count75548159
Contained Discharges2count70455855
Environmental Incidents2count35163
Oil or Chemical Spills < 1 bbl2count1471
Oil or Chemical Spills > 1 bbl2count1000
Spills caused by third parties (vandalism, theft, or tanker truck accidents)count0008
Volume of Spills3m318.889.311.25.0
Percentage of Spills Recovered2%100100100100
Aggregate Quantity of Significant or Reportable Spills2m38000
Water Withdrawal2thousand m3751.86842.221,150.311,280.27
Water from Rivers and Creeks2thousandm3612.73605.26854.81949.11
Water from Third Parties2thousand m3115.02197.26276.54311.08
Water from Wells2thousand m324.1139.7018.9620.08
Water Discharged2,4thousand m3280.1282.0284.5658.57
Other Water-related Measures   
Produced Water2thousand m33,551.396,028.518,918.4111,142.98
Water Injected into Active Wellsthousand m33,899.186,070.888,622.0810,804.15
Non-Enterprise Water Consumption (Head Office)thousand m31.411.413.102.99
Total Water Consumedthousand m3472.74760.191,065.751,221.71
Total GHG Emissions (CO2E)2,5metric tonnes CO2E284,123294,934392,374450,519
Scope 12metric tonnes CO2169,712197,447258,406273,975
Scope 22metric tonnes CO278,41197,487133,968176,544
Regulatory Compliance   
Number of Inspections by Authorities2count37488864
Number of Findings and Non-Compliances2count24064
Number of Findings that Resulted in Fines or Non-Monetary Sanctions2count0000
Incidents of Non-compliance with Water Quality or
Quantity Permits, Standards, or Regulations2
Total Waste2tonnes1,1851,4721,8805,541
Hazardous Waste (as defined in the Country)2tonnes2385901,4395,226
Non-Hazardous Waste2tonnes947882441305
Non-Hazardous Waste Include Percentage of Waste Recycled2%7662367
Non-Hazardous Waste Include Percentage of Waste Incinerated2%0000
Non-Hazardous Waste Include Percentage of Waste Landfilled2%24386493
Energy Derived from Renewable and Non-Renewable SourceskWh155,587,108189,396,548257,075,796325,070,749
Energy PurchasedkWh27,722,89325,925,82329,377,75032,681,004
Total Electrical PowerkWh183,301,001215,322,371286,453,546357,751,753
Percentage of Consumed Energy from the Grid%
Communities and Human Rights Data
Total Number of Grievances2count2179611,4851,461
In Progress2count0000
Grievances by Type/Subject2   
Labour Practices2count75166286230
Environmental Impacts2count153105119
Procurement of Goods and Services2count95139177165
Land Access2count5262230
Human Rights2count0001
Other Causes (Impacts on Third Parties, Infrastructure)2count41577895916
Total Number of Active Prior Consultationscount4131613
Total Number of Prior Consulations Concludedcount0373
Number of Ethnic Communities Consultedcount4131613

All monetary values are in USD. Figures may differ slightly due to rounding.

  1. Total includes all Capex, Opex, G&A, Acquisitions, Taxes and Royalties in 2023.
  2. Data indicators are combined for both Ecuador and Colombia where available.
  3. Includes the volumes from incident discharges and contained discharges.
  4. No untreated wastewater is discharged.
  5. Calculations are made under Operational Control Boundary.
GTE continues to enhance our ESG disclosures to strengthen our understanding of the ESG risks and opportunities that our business faces and how we are positioning ourselves to mitigate key risks and capture opportunities.
GTE undertakes transparent reporting through the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) to promote accountability, transparency and responsible resource management by reporting transactions and payments made to local governments.
GTE is committed to preventing forced labour and child labour through comprehensive due diligence, collaboration with industry experts, and strict policies implemented throughout its supply chain and organization.

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