2015 Annual and CSR Report

CSR ApproachCSR Governance

The Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Committee of Hudbay’s Board of Directors oversees the Company’s human rights, environmental, health and safety policies, programs and systems. The Committee meets quarterly to review performance and management of key EHSS risks, such as the health and safety of our workforce and community members, and environmental risks. The Committee also tracks the external ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 processes for Hudbay’s management systems. Day-to-day management of Hudbay’s CSR program is the responsibility of our Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, along with line management at each operation.

CSR Governance



Our CSR management framework promotes continuous improvement and common performance standards at all sites. Our approach begins with our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Human Rights Policy and Environmental Health and Safety Policy, which are the highest-level statements of our commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Corporate and site-specific management systems support decision-making and performance. Operating sites are required to maintain certification under the ISO 14001 (environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety) management standards. New sites are expected to achieve certification within two years of start-up or acquisition by Hudbay.

We implemented the first company-wide integrated management software system for capturing, tracking and reporting health, safety, environment and social data in 2014. This system is now in use at all Hudbay locations. By supporting coordination between locations to spot trends, share best practices and flag potential issues, the system is expected to help us improve performance, mitigate risk and maintain compliance.


Hudbay has adopted international best practice standards that we consider particularly vital to our business:

  • ISO 14001 environmental management standard
  • OHSAS 18001 health and safety management standard
  • ISO 9001 quality management standard for the production and supply of cast zinc products
  • Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) – the Mining Association of Canada’s set of tools and indicators to drive performance and ensure that key mining risks are managed responsibly
  • Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights – an operating framework that ensures security practices include respect for human rights
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – the generally accepted framework for reporting on an organization’s economic, environmental and social performance
  • CDP (formerly called the Carbon Disclosure Project) – thousands of organizations globally measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and climate change strategies through CDP and CDP Water
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) – Hudbay is an official supporting company of the EITI. Hudbay Peru is a member of the Peruvian Mining Society, which is fully committed to the EITI process in Peru (see Economic Contributions for details)
  • IFC Performance Standards – Hudbay has committed to following IFC Performance Standards at our Constancia project. Part of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest development institution in the world that is focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries


Hudbay operates under the precautionary principle through the life of a mine (that is, the duty to prevent harm, when it is within our power to do so, working with a balance of probabilities if a scientific conclusion is not yet available). We use baseline environmental and social impact studies to evaluate how to avoid, mitigate or control potentially significant impacts; implement appropriate monitoring and management systems; and address the need for mine closure. In all cases, provision is made for public consultation and input.


Hudbay participates in industry associations and multi-stakeholder groups through membership, funding, provision of expertise and participation in committees and working groups. Memberships include the following:

  • Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce (Manitoba)
  • AIME – Society of Mining Engineers
  • American Exploration and Mining Association
  • Arizona Association of Economic Development
  • Arizona Chamber for Commerce and Industry
  • Arizona–Mexico Commission
  • Arizona Mining Association
  • Asociación Vida Perú (non-profit organization that donates medical equipment and medicines)
  • Cámara de Comercio Canadá–Perú
  • Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association
  • Canadian Arizona Business Council
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Canadian Dam Association
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and relevant societies
  • Confederación Nacional de Instituciones Empresariales Privadas, CONFIEP (National Confederation of Private Business Institutions in Peru)
  • Cusco Chamber of Commerce
  • Devonshire Initiative (a Canadian forum for leading international development NGOs and mining companies to engage on mining and community development issues)
  • EITI – Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Empresarios por la Educación (a Peruvian private sector organization to promote and develop educational projects)
  • Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
  • Grupo de Diálogo, Minería y Desarrollo Sostenible (multi-stakeholder group promoting open and transparent dialogue on mining, environmental protection and sustainable development in Peru)
  • Iniciativa para la Transparencia de las Industrias Extractivas en Perú, EITI–Perú (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Peru)
  • International Zinc Association
  • Manitoba Employers Council
  • Marana Chamber of Commerce
  • Mining Association of Canada
  • Mining Association of Manitoba
  • Mining Foundation of the Southwest (US)
  • National Math and Science Initiative (US)
  • Northern Manitoba Sector Council (not-for-profit employer-led network focused on building a skilled workforce for northern Manitoba’s resource-based sector)
  • Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce (AZ)
  • Perú 2021. A private non-profit organization that promotes social responsibility (SR) as a methodology for business management. It represents the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is the only Peruvian organization accredited as a “Certified Training Partner” of the GRI
  • Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Prospectors and Developers Associations (provincial associations)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • SARCC (organization of SNMPE member companies providing emergency response services)
  • Saskatchewan Mining Association
  • SNMPE (national society of mining, oil and energy in Peru)
  • Southern Arizona Business Coalition
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council
  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce