• Our Story

Explore Endeavour’s key milestones from the past two decades. As the timeline shows, we’ve continually looked for ways to create real value for our stakeholders – from providing good local jobs and investing in our host communities, to taking steps to protect our planet.

Our Story

  • 2003-2004

    • Bradford Cooke founded the company as CEO and Godfrey Walton joined as President and co-founder

    • Endeavour closed its first acquisition, the Guanaceví mine, in May 2004

    • Luis Castro was hired to grow the exploration portfolio, drilling revealed the North Porvenir discovery

    • Endeavour developed its first mine to production within six months of its first discovery

  • 2005 - 2006

    • Entered a period of rapid growth

    • Developed philosophy of “Corporate Social Integrity”

    • Implemented initial corporate governance policies

    • Collaborated with local municipal government and ejido to commence local community support

  • 2007 - 2011

    • Formalized sustainable development policies covering corporate governance, safety and health, environmental protection, community enrichment and economic benefits

    • Sponsored community services at Guanaceví including doctor, nurse, medical clinic, ambulance, ATM bank machine, garbage truck, road upgrades, etc.

    • Became a two-mine company with acquisition of Bolañitos mine

    • Received "Outstanding Service Award for Social Responsibility" at The Silver Summit conference

  • 2012 - 2013

    • Acquired third Mexican mine, El Cubo

    • Published first annual Sustainability Report using the GRI framework and conducted first Materiality Assessment

    • Guanaceví and Bolañitos received Casco de Plata safety award from Mexican Chamber of Mines

    • Upgraded tailings facilities by implementing dry stack filter press system at Guanaceví

    • Made new greenfields silver-gold discovery on Terronera property

    • Opened Santiago office in Chile to acquire and explore world class prospects

  • 2014 - 2017

    • Acquired two new properties, El Compas and Parral

    • Aided rescue efforts after Mexican earthquake with donation and volunteer mine rescue teams

    • Launched student scholarship programs

    • Launched first Endeavour Silver Mining Race to raise funds for local charities

    • Received award from Ecology Institute of Guanajuato for environmental protection

    • Launched skills training and certification program with Guanajuato Ministry of Labour

  • 2018 - 2019

    • Developed 4th mine at El Compas to commercial production

    • Received 2nd Casco de Plata safety award for Guanaceví from CAMIMEX

    • Named one of Future Top 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada

    • Appointed first woman to Board

    • Achieved 1 million hours without lost-time accident at Guanaceví

    • Planted 250,000th tree/bush/cactus thanks to reforestation program

  • 2020-2021

    • Formed new management team as part of succession planning; founder Brad Cooke became Executive Chairman 

    • Completed Terronera feasibility study, incorporated equator principles into project  

    • Completed analysis to evaluate our tailings management compared to new global industry standards 

    • Incorporated the ICARE values into our workforce to improve employee culture  

    • Successfully closed and subsequently sold the 
      El Cubo mine 

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