Bear Creek Mining conducts its mineral exploration and development activities in a professional manner consistent with internationally recognized guidelines and principles for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. Community engagement and environmental stewardship are important cornerstones of this commitment, along with a duty to promote a safe and healthy working environment.
An important objective of the Company’s CSR and Sustainable Development Strategy is to build positive working relationships with communities near our projects. Through early dialogue continued over many years, an approach based on the fundamental values of respect, honesty and transparency, and a community-centered focus on culturally relevant sustainable economic initiatives, Bear Creek has earned strong community support.
Bear Creek’s Corani silver-lead zinc deposit is based on designs that take into account the highest environmental safeguards and standards and industry best practices. It reflects extensive public consultation and is compliant with all legal requirements and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Procedures in Peru.
In late 2019, Bear Creek Mining commissioned On Common Ground to conduct an independent review of the Company’s Corani-area social licence, which review was based primarily on site visits and extensive discussions with local community members. The resulting report (click cover page below to view) supports our belief that Bear Creek prioritization of excellent CSR has resulted in strong social licence at Corani.