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As a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we are committed to respecting human rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and under international humanitarian law. From employees and contractors to senior management, all of our workforce is expected to comply with our Human Rights Sustainability Excellence Management System standard and our Human Rights Policy.

Human Rights Policy

Goldcorp is committed to integrating respect for human rights into everything we do, everywhere we operate. Our Human Rights Policy provides a basis for embedding human rights and good business practices through all of our business functions.

Updated in 2015, Goldcorp’s Human Rights Policy reflects the changing social context in which we operate, and includes clauses on community consultation; grievance mechanisms; commitment to the Conflict-Free Gold Standard; commitment to respect the rights, interests, perspectives, and traditions of Indigenous Peoples; resettlement planning; and measures in the event of non-compliance. To view the policy, please click here.

Human Rights due Diligence Mechanisms

We assess potential human rights issues, take measures to avoid infringing on them, and seek constructive dialogue and partnerships with stakeholders impacted by our activities. Some examples of our due diligence processes and mechanisms include:

Human Rights Training and Capacity Building

In order to ensure that our Human Rights Policy is reflected in our day-to-day activities, we conduct training and capacity building initiatives on human rights. Some of these training and awareness programs are specific to certain sites or regions, where issues may be of greater importance. For more information about Human Rights training at Goldcorp, visit our Sustainability Report.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Embedded in Goldcorp’s commitment to respecting human rights, we are also committed to respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Our strategy is to seek and encourage partnerships with all local communities. Five of our operations (Red Lake, Musselwhite, Porcupine, Marlin and Éléonore) and two of our projects (Coffee and Borden) are in or adjacent to Indigenous Peoples’ territories. We are committed to meeting or exceeding mandatory consultation requirements and working in collaboration with all stakeholders who have an interest in our projects and operations. In particular, we collaborate with stakeholders and assist in the creation of employment and business opportunities for local Indigenous communities, with sensitivity and support for their social and cultural practices.

As a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), we support the ICMM Position Statement on Mining and Indigenous Peoples, which was updated in 2013 and came into effect in 2015. The Position Statement outlines the ICMM’s view of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) and commits member companies to putting this into practice.

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

Goldcorp is a signatory to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. Established in 2000, the Voluntary Principles are designed to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that encourages respect for human rights. As a signatory, we are implementing the principles across all of our operations, and have aligned our corporate policies and procedures with internationally recognized human rights principles in the provision of security.

In accordance with the Voluntary Principles, in our high- and medium-risk operations, all security personnel are required to undergo extensive and recurring background checks and receive annual training on the Voluntary Principles, including the requirement to sign a declaration of compliance with our human rights requirements. For more information about our implementation of the Voluntary Principles, please see our Sustainability Report.

Conflict-Free Gold Standard

The World Gold Council (WGC), the industry’s key marketing body, has recognized that in some circumstances, gold may represent a potential source of funding for armed groups involved in civil conflicts throughout the world. In October 2012, the WGC published the Conflict-Free Gold Standard, which establishes a common approach by which gold producers can assess and provide assurance that their gold has been extracted in a manner that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of international humanitarian law. As a member company, we supported the WGC’s efforts in developing the Standard, and implemented it effective January 1, 2013. We produce an annual, independently assured Conflict-Free Gold Report summarizing our conformance to the Standard. Click here to read the reports.

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