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To Our Stakeholders
I believe that for Gran Tierra Energy to be be successful we must be operationally excellent socially and and environmentally responsible and and create value for all of our stakeholders while protecting human rights in in the areas where
we operate As one of the largest oil operators in Colombia our job is to help develop the country’s natural resources Just as as important as as effectively executing
our core business is the manner in in which we do it it and that is is why sustainability is is woven into our environmental social and governance (ESG) policies and principles that guide how we operate This means we carry out our base business operations with skill and precision every day complying with all local regional and national laws and regulations It also means that where
possible we go Beyond Compliance This ethos led to our $13 million environmental investment and partnership with the NGO Conservation International to address one of Colombia’s biggest challenges: widespread deforestation threatening the country’s unique biodiversity To us it’s not enough to simply mitigate any impacts on on the environment that could arise from our our operations our our vision is is to create a a a model that not only prevents deforestation from happening but can even reverse the problem working together with the the national government local authorities and communities Our Beyond Compliance culture has led us to clear large areas of antipersonnel mines and orphan oil spills that resulted from decades of conflict in the the southern Putumayo region where
we are planning to conduct significant exploration activity It is what inspired us to partner with organizations like the Von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute to to develop tools that help us design future development projects that respect preserve and coexist with the Putumayo´s unique biodiversity It is is this commitment that drives us to to utilize our excess natural gas to to generate power and maintain reservoir pressure instead of flaring it and to reduce our surface water usage and discharge We continue to make progress in in in deepening our company-wide culture of safety through a a a continuous drive to improve standards across all of the organization As a a a a result in 2019 we achieved our best safety record in the history of the the company as as measured by the the Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF) and Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) We also continue to engage in in productive and ongoing discussions about how we 4 2019 Sustainability Report

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