Hudbay’s history of successfully developing and operating mines includes making a positive impact on society through strong community relations and investments to advance sustainable communities.

Through jobs, business opportunities, taxes and royalties, community development programs and investments in infrastructure investments, we aim to support and help advance socio-economic development in the regions and communities where we operate.

Our approach to community engagement is to build relationships based on trust, transparency and mutual respect. When we enter a region, we collaborate with the communities to understand their social and economic priorities and support development programs that address these needs. The processes and requirements for strengthening relationships throughout the life of a mine are described in our Stakeholder Engagement Standard. Each exploration site, development project and operation is required to identify relevant stakeholders, conduct an analysis and create a stakeholder engagement plan that establishes mutually acceptable processes with key stakeholders. Site-based community response mechanisms are accessible to all local stakeholders to record complaints and grievances. We investigate all such matters with a goal of providing timely resolutions and remedies, as appropriate. Our community relations and stakeholder engagement approach include respecting the cultures and heritage of all communities near our locations of operation and ensuring we recognize the specific rights, culture and history of indigenous peoples.

As required in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Statement on Anti-Corruption, all government payments must comply with the laws of the jurisdictions where we operate, including the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act in Canada and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US. We support the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard that enhances revenue transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. As a member of the Peruvian Mining Society, we support the EITI process in Peru, where the government has implemented significant aspects of the EITI requirements and is fulfilling the broader objectives. In Canada, the government’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) aims to support the international fight against corruption and increase revenue transparency in the resource exploration and extractive sector. In accordance with the Act, we filed our annual ESTMA report.