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Our approach

Since the Company’s inception, we have endeavoured to maintain and reinforce our corporate values of respecting the wellbeing of our employees, the environment and the communities in which we operate.

We take great pride in managing our business in a way that ensures returns not only to our shareholders, but to all stakeholders, including our employees and the communities surrounding our operations. 

We have teams of dedicated professionals who ensure that the many risks we face in our industry are identified and controlled by standards and procedures, supported by proven management systems. 


Hochschild's Approach to Sustainability

To ensure that our values are adhered to, we have adopted a number of policies which demonstrate our commitment to:

  • A safe and healthy workplace
  • Managing and minimising the environmental impact of our operations
  • Encouraging sustainability by respecting the communities in which we operate.

We prioritise these three areas in terms of resource allocation, with respect to governance, policy development, and performance measurement.

In our efforts to achieve the above objectives, we seek to:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and leading international standards
  • Promote continuous improvement of our management systems with the aim of incorporating best practice
  • Adopt a proactive approach to preventing and managing the risks that may limit the achievement of our corporate responsibility objectives    
  • Encourage employees to adopt the Company’s values through the use of training and internal communications.

Management and accountability

The Board has ultimate responsibility for establishing Company policies relating to Sustainability and employee matters and ensuring that national and international standards are met. The Sustainability Committee is a formal committee of the Board with delegated responsibility for various sustainability and employee issues, focusing on compliance with national and international standards and ensuring that appropriate systems and practices are in place Company-wide to ensure the effective management of sustainability-related risks. Graham Birch has Board-level responsibility for sustainability issues.

A working group of relevant personnel meets on a monthly basis to support the work of the Sustainability Committee and focuses on health and safety policies, environmental programmes, community relations and employee matters at an operational level. 

For further details, please see our 2019 Sustainability Report.