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Corporate Citizenship

We believe that part of being a responsible corporate citizen means participating in national and international organizations that promote our values.

Business for Social Responsibility

We’re a member of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global nonprofit organization that works with a network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions.

Carbon Disclosure Project

We’ve been reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2007. CDP is focused on persuading companies to measure, manage, disclose and ultimately reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.


In 2014 we became one of 27 signatories of the Catalyst Accord: Women on Corporate Boards in Canada. At that time we pledged to increase the number of women on our board by 2017: now 30% of our directors are women.

Devonshire Initiative

We’re a charter member of the Devonshire Initiative, a forum that unites mining companies with international non-governmental-organizations to foster positive social outcomes wherever mining companies operate.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

We’re a voluntary participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which monitors how much money mining companies pay to governments, and where that money is spent.

View all of our ESTMA Reports

The Global Reporting Initiative

We’ve been reporting against the Global Reporting Initiative’s framework since 2007. The framework requires organizations to measure their performance against specific economic, environmental and social benchmarks.

International Council on Mining and Metals

We’re a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), and have implemented its Sustainable Development Framework. The ICMM is an international organization of mining and metals companies and associations that promotes safety, fairness and sustainability in mining.

International Cyanide Management Code

The cyanide code is a voluntary initiative that promotes the safe management of cyanide. Four of our mines were the first in the world to be certified as compliant with the code in each of their respective countries: Marigold (2007), El Sauzal (2008), Marlin (2009) and Musselwhite (2010). All of our mines are certified under the Code.

In 2015, we led the industry again in developing the terms for decommissioning a mine, and El Sauzal became the first mine in the world to be decommissioned in compliance with the cyanide code. In 2017, Marlin gold mine in Guatemala became the second gold mining operation audited to verify that cyanide facilities had been decommissioned and that the Cyanide Code no longer applies to the operation.

Mining Association of Canada

We support Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), the Mining Association of Canada’s commitment to sustainable mining. TSM’s principles include engaging with communities, following environmental best practices, and emphasizing health and safety.

United Nations Global Compact

We were the first Canadian mining company to join the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. Participating companies agree that their strategy and operations will adhere to universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

We have since become a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of UN Global Compact and UN Women that promotes gender equality in the workplace.

World Gold Council

We’re a member of the World Gold Council, which promotes the demand for gold and provides industry leadership. In 2011, we helped the organization draft its Conflict-free Gold Standard, which helps companies provide assurance that their gold is not contributing to conflict.

View all of our Conflict-free Gold Reports