At Goldcorp, we seek to have a positive economic impact wherever we operate. Our operations and projects are required to include socio-economic details of the area of impact within a full environmental and social baseline study.
Fundación Sierra Madre (the Sierra Madre Foundation) in Guatemala was founded in 2003 by the Marlin mine. Its mission is to implement sustainable, community-based development and capacity-building programs in the municipalities of San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipacapa. It is managed and staffed by Guatemalans and has become an important part of the local community throughout the municipality of San Miguel and in villages in the municipality of Sipacapa. The foundation plays an integral role in building local capacity and promoting economic and community sustainability. For more information see Issue 3 of Above Ground.
Fundación San Martin (the San Martin Foundation) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2000 by the San Martin mine, to promote sustainable development in the Honduran region of Valle de Siria, which encompasses parts of the municipalities of San Ignacio, Cedros and El Porvenir. Its purpose is to secure benefits for the community, on a permanent basis, by creating employment opportunities and economic development in the area during and after mine operations.