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Hudbay Minerals Releases 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

October 18, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct 18, 2010 (Marketwire via COMTEX News Network) -- HudBay Minerals Inc. ("HudBay", the "company") (TSX:HBM) today announced the release of its 2009 Corporate Social Reasonability report, which is available on the home page of the company's website and in the "Sustainability" section at

The 2009 CSR report is the sixth HudBay has published in accordance with the guiding principles of Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) and the second published in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines. Using these guidelines, HudBay prepared a B level report, which was third-party checked for the first time in the company's history.

"This year for the first time we engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP to assist us in determining our level of readiness for undergoing external verification on our CSR information and to check our GRI application level of self declaration," said David Garofalo, HudBay's president and chief executive officer. "To that end, we met the commitment we made last year to continuously improve our CSR reporting."

HudBay's efforts in achieving GRI's requirements are noted in the report in a GRI Content Index along with page numbers for more information. The report also includes the location of sections on HudBay's Management Approach, and the TSM indicators.

HudBay Minerals Inc.: Strength to Build the Future

HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) is a Canadian integrated mining company with assets in North and Central America principally focused on the discovery, production and marketing of metals. The company's objective is to maximize shareholder value through efficient operations, organic growth and accretive acquisitions, while maintaining its financial strength. A member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index, HudBay is committed to high standards of corporate governance and sustainability.


SOURCE: HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc.
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