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 Distributed1millions of $872.5299.2488.6789.0
Payments to Suppliers, Contractors and Other Third Partiesmillions of $623.2181.2218.5522.0
Payments to Governments (Taxes, Royalties)millions of $152.653.0151.9314.0
Payments to Employees (Salaries and Benefits)millions of $22.718.918.620.0
Investment in Communitiesmillions of $
Payments to Providers of Capital (Debt, Interest, Dividends)millions of $
Social Investmentmillions of $
Temporary Local Employmentmillions of $6,6693,6973,2004,213
Spending on Suppliers (only Colombia)millions of $583.3175.8212.8295.6
Regionalmillions of $103.230.633.940.5
Countrymillions of $476.9142.5175.5247.8
Internationalmillions of $
Human Resources Data
Total Number of Employeescount362322319336
Employees in Each Country    
Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements%0000
Rate of New Employee Hires1%172.53.7911.01
Voluntary Turnover Rates1%
Total Number of Hours of Training in the year (Colombia Only)hours14,1671,8511,8655,551
Average Hours of Training per Year per Employee (Colombia Only)hours/person5588.1723.5
Average Age of Employees (Colombia)1years40414041
Average Age of Employees (Canada)1years45454546
Average Age of Employees (Ecuador)N/AN/A46
Safety Data
Indicator UNITS 2019 2020 2021 2022
Employee and Contractor Safety count per 200,000 exposure hours      
Lost Time Injury Frequency - Combined 0.02 0 0.02 0.06
Recordable Injury Frequency - Combined 0.12 0.08 0.07 0.08
Recordable Injury Frequency - Employees 0 0 0 0
Recordable Injury Frequency - Contractors 0.13 0.08 0.07 0.08
Lost Time Injury Frequency - Employees 0 0 0 0
Lost Time Injury Frequency - Contractors 0.03 0.08 0.02 0.06
Fatalities - Employees count 0 0 0 0
Fatalities - Contractors count 1 0 0 0
Hours Worked hours 16,738,737 7,729,973 9,297,751 10,038,299
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness        
Safety Inspections Conducted count 3,850 2,888 3,270 7,185
Number of Emergency Simulations (Tabletop and In-person) count 450 250 345 408
Environment Data
Total Number of Spill Incidentscount194755489
Contained Dischargedcount172704562
Environmental Incidentscount113516
Oil or Chemical Spills < 1 bblcount91411
Oil or Chemical Spills > 1 bblcount2100
Volume of Spills2m317.7018.889.311.2
Percentage of Spills Recovered%100100100100
Aggregate Quantity of Significant or Reportable Spillsm30.59800
Water Withdrawalm3880,472751,859842,216.51,151,713
Water from Rivers and Creeksm3672,527612,725605,264.2814,765
Water from Third Partiesm3168,993115,023197,256.0318,106
Water from Wellsm338,95224,11139,696.318,842
Water Discharged3m3784,683280,11982,022.281,699
Other Water-related Measures    
Produced WaterThousands of M33,5516,0298,975
Water Injected into Active WellsThousands of M33,8996,0718,667
Non-Enterprise Water Consumption (Head Office)m33,4521,4121,414.63,168
Total Water Consumedm395,789471,740760,194.41,070,014
Total GHG Emissions (CO2E)4 690,748284,186299,261.0390,061
Scope 1 550,506221,232203,763.0256,108
Scope 2 140,24162,95495,498.0133,953
Regulatory Compliance    
Number of Inspections by Authoritiescount60374886
Number of Findings and Non-Compliancescount192406
Number of Findings that Resulted in Fines or Non-Monetary Sanctionscount0000
Incidents of Non-compliance with Water Quality or
Quantity Permits, Standards, or Regulations
Total Wastekg1,343,7381,184,9471,471,939.71,880,218
Hazardous Waste (as defined in the Country)kg918,428237,645589,938.31,439,204
Non-Hazardous Wastekg425,309947,301882,001.3441,013
Non-Hazardous Waste Include Percentage of Waste Recycled%25766236
Non-Hazardous Waste Include Percentage of Waste Incinerated%0001
Non-Hazardous Waste Include Percentage of Waste Landfilled%75243863
Energy Derived from Renewable and Non-Renewable Sourceskws214,966,670158,959,432190,760,141.5257,075,796
Energy Purchasedkws24,364,40019,546,07825,925,822.629,377,750
Total Electrical Powerkws239,331,070178,505,510216,685,964.1286,453,546
Percentage of Consumed Energy from the Grid%101112.010.0
Communities and Human Rights Data
Total Number of Grievancescount1332179611,485
In Progresscount0000
Grievances by Type/Subject    
Labour Practicescount4875166286
Environmental Impactscount10153105
Procurement of Goods and Servicescount4795139177
Land Accesscount252622
Human Rightscount0000
Other Causes (Impacts on Third Parties, Infrastructure)count2641577895
Total Number of Active Prior Consultationscount2441316
Total Number of Prior Consulations Concludedcount8037
Number of Ethnic Communities Consultedcount2441316

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 2022.
  2. Includes the volumes from incident discharges and contained discharges.
  3. No untreated wastewater is discharged.
  4. 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.
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