Acting honestly and ethically is central to the way we do business and we have the same expectations of our suppliers
HOW WE MEASURE OUR PERFORMANCE
Our Approach to doing business responsibly
We are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of ethical standards in the conduct of both our and our suppliers’ operations and ensuring robust corporate governance systems are in place to promote better economic, social and environmental outcomes.
The Board is responsible for setting the right tone and monitoring that our corporate values are reflected in our behaviour with the support of its committees and through management reporting.
Responsibility focus areas
Code of conduct
As a foundation of everything we do, all employees and suppliers must comply with our Code of Conduct. The Code is supported by various policies, which cover a broad range of issues including:
- money laundering prevention
- interaction with public officials
The Code of Conduct embodies the following values and behaviours:
- Treating all dealing with the business fairly
- Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws
- Avoiding conflicts of interest
- Behaving with honesty, integrity and in line with professional ethics
- Prioritising health, safety and protection of the environment
- Safeguarding commercial confidentiality and the Company's assets
- Behaving with professionalism and a sense of responsibility including to our communities
Advocacy for Positive Change
We responsibly engage with policymakers, practitioners and civil society to meet regulations, participate in approval processes and meet increasing stakeholder expectations. Furthermore, we actively participate in mining associations in the countries where we operate in, such as the “Sociedad de Minería, Petróleo y Energía” in Peru, the “Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros” in Argentina, as well as the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI) in Brazil.
Responsible Supply Chain Management
We work closely with our suppliers to ensure we are part of a value chain that respects and remedies human rights issues and promotes positive sustainability outcomes. For this reason, suppliers are required to comply with our Code of Conduct.
We prioritise ethical decision-making when purchasing goods and services and promote the safe production, use, recycling and disposal of metals and their products to ensure responsible production.
We also ensure we meet all regulatory obligations whilst also responding to the increasing demand from our customers for assurance that the metals they buy are produced responsibly.