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Our business model

Inputs

These inputs are key in achieving productive, safe and environmentally sound operations in the long term. 

Operational and geological expertise Experienced management team
We have a particular expertise in mining mid-sized, narrow epithermal veins in complex geological conditions in the Americas

Deep experience in mine management, project development, identifying future growth opportunities and environmental and social practices.

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Disciplined financial strategy Robust Corporate governance framework

We maintain a strong balance sheet and deploy capital in a disciplined manner underpinned by our longstanding financial relationships.

Controls and processes to protect and enhance stakeholder interests.
Culture of innovation Acting responsibly
Constantly developing better practices through the adoption of new technologies. 

Focusing on providing a safe workplace where our employees thrive, managing our environmental impact and seeking to make a positive community impact.

Our core activities


Technical expertise is the key attribute underpinning our business model

Discover Develop Extract

We have expertise in discovering and developing geological districts. Our brownfield team believe that there is still potential across all our property to provide a platform for long-term production as well as optimising existing ounces in the portfolio. Furthermore, our dynamic low risk, greenfield strategy is drilling a number of prospects in several countries across the Americas.

We are able to execute development of our discoveries in a short space of time. Our flagship Inmaculada deposit was first drilled in early 2009 and production was achieved in June 2015 with the mine being ramped up to full production within three months. The operation was also designed and built in a modular fashion to facilitate future cost-effective expansion potential. Hochschild’s ability to develop projects in remote locations and high altitudes remains a key competitive advantage.

We have developed a unique in-depth knowledge base of the technical challenges inherent in our ore bodies as well as of the environment and jurisdiction where we operate. This has resulted in us consistently meeting annual production targets, executing significant cost reduction programmes, increasing our resource base, and achieving positive results from brownfield exploration at existing mines. In addition, our innovation programme is highlighting technological advances and how they can be applied to our operations.

Outputs

The ongoing success of our business model allows us to invest in the skills and training of our employees, redistribute profit into our host communities through a wide variety of programmes and deliver long-term value for our shareholders.

Employees

Communities and society

Shareholders