The Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) recognized Barrick Pueblo Viejo with the Excellence in Dominican Export Award at a recent gala in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The award celebrates companies that adapt to globalization and have produced exports that contribute great economic and sustainable value to the Dominican Republic.
"Without a doubt, the largest exporter in the Dominican Republic is Barrick," said Sadala Khoury, President of ADOEXPO at the award presentation. "As a company that employs more than 2,000 and that focuses on environmental conservation, we see Barrick as a model company and we are proud to see it emerge as the winner of this award tonight."
In 2014, Barrick exported more than $1.5 billion worth of gold and silver, making it the largest exporter in the Dominican Republic. This yielded the Dominican government nearly $413 million in taxes paid by the company.
"This award reaffirms our interest in contributing to the economic and social growth of the Dominican Republic by means of a sustainable operation."
Barrick also accounted for 2.24 percent of the Dominican’s total gross domestic product growth of 4.1 percent in 2014.
"This award reaffirms our interest in contributing to the economic and social growth of the Dominican Republic by means of a sustainable operation," said Manuel Rocha, President of Barrick Pueblo Viejo, who received the award on behalf of the company. "This is embodied by our high safety standards, our respect for the environment and how we maintain an ongoing dialogue with our host communities."
ADOEXPO hosts the awards gala annually and recognizes companies for excellence in industrial and agro-industrial exports, among other categories.