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Equinox Gold Publishes 2021 ESG Report and Launches New ESG Website Portal

Press Release

May 4, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX, NYSE American: EQX) (“Equinox Gold” or the “Company”) has published its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Report and also launched a new ESG portal on its website. The 2021 ESG Report and data tables summarizing the Company’s performance against relevant Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) metrics are available for review and download on Equinox Gold’s website at www.EquinoxGold.com.

Christian Milau, CEO of Equinox Gold, commented: “Equinox Gold’s 2021 ESG Report summarizes our responsible mining commitments and management approach to key ESG issues, and outlines our strategy to achieve our objective of becoming an industry leader for responsible mining and sustainable development. We have expanded our ESG disclosure significantly this year, providing quantitative data on our health and safety and environmental performance, energy consumption, GHG emissions and water usage. We have also reported on the community engagement and development initiatives underway at all of our operations, and the values, principles and governance frameworks that guide our actions.

“Our primary reporting objective is transparency, so all stakeholders have a clear understanding of our targets, our performance and our efforts for continual improvement. To further our commitment to transparent disclosure and stakeholder engagement, Equinox Gold will hold its first ESG-focused stakeholder call on June 1, 2022 to discuss our 2021 performance and 2022 targets, and answer questions related to our ESG strategy.”

2021 ESG Highlights

  • Reduced lost-time injuries and surpassed our health and safety targets, with no fatalities and a Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate of 3.51 per million hours worked
  • Surpassed our environmental targets, with no major incidents and a Significant Environmental Incident Frequency Rate of 1.60 per million hours worked
  • Adopted a Social Responsibility & Human Rights Policy
  • Adopted an Environment & Climate Change Policy
  • Published our first Tailings Management Overview Report
  • Reported for the first time to the Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Joined the United Nations Global Compact Target Gender Equality Program
  • Supported numerous community development and infrastructure improvement projects
  • Supported community programs focused on health care, education, athletics and cultural activities
  • Supported environmental protection and biodiversity conservation initiatives
  • Reduced GHG emissions by 5% and collected the baseline data required to set long-term reduction targets
  • Standardized data collection and incident reporting across our operations
  • Started reporting key ESG data quarterly on our website
  • Commenced implementing Towards Sustainable Mining protocols at all mine sites

ESG Conference Call and Webcast

Equinox Gold will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 commencing at 7:30 am Pacific Time to discuss the Company’s 2021 ESG performance, 2022 targets and ESG strategy. All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Equinox Gold’s CEO and executive team. The webcast will be archived on Equinox Gold’s website until December 1, 2022.

Conference call
Toll-free in U.S. and Canada: 1-800-319-4610
International callers: +1 604-638-5340

Webcast
www.equinoxgold.com

Equinox Gold Contacts

Christian Milau, Chief Executive Officer
Rhylin Bailie, Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 604-558-0560
Email: [email protected]

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