11/08/2022 2021 Sustainability Report pdf
09/06/2022 Updated CoE Disclosure on TSFs pdf
11/11/2021 2020 TCFD Report pdf
22/07/2021 2020 Sustainability Report pdf


Hochschild Mining reports on its sustainability performance through quarterly updates on Key Performance Indicators, highlighting key initiatives in the Annual Report and Accounts, and comprehensive disclosure in a standalone Sustainability Report.

The annual Sustainability Report covers not only the activities and performance of the Company and its subsidiaries, but also of joint-ventures where it acts as operator.  The report is:

  • is prepared in accordance with the "Core" option of the Global Reporting Initiative Standards; and
  • is independently assured by PwC

After a comprehensive internal review, the board of directors approved, in May 2022, the Key Performance Indicators ("KPIs") against which the Company's sustainability performance will be measured.

The selected KPIs which, as shown in the table below have been calibrated to 2021 performance, takes into account the materiality assessment which identified areas of importance to both internal and external stakeholders. 

Performance against these KPIs will be reported on an annual basis.

Reporting Developments

We will monitor the continued relevance of the selected KPIs which will be supplemented as appropriate, for example, by the addition of key Climate Change related KPIs on completion of Hochschild's Climate Strategy to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Communities KPIs 2021 Baseline
Local workforce vs total workforce 23.5%
Local procurement (in million USD) $63.51m
Social investment / company revenue 0.76%
Work stoppages caused by community-related issues 0


Planet KPIs 2021 Baseline
GHG per oz Au eq produced 0.1364
Fresh water utilised per oz Au eq produced year to year 1.36m3/oz Au eq
Industrial water recycling of fresh water utilised per one produced in percentage 85.3%
Total recycled waste in percentage 73%
Domestic waste generation (kg/person/day) 1kg
Potable water consumption (lt/person/day) 192.83 lt


People KPIs 2021 Baseline
Female workers vs total workforce 9%
Females in leadership roles vs number of leadership roles 4%
Female in Board vs number of board seats 33%
Voluntary employment turnover 5%


Health and safety KPIs 2021 Baseline
Fatality 2
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)1 1.26
Accident severity index2 676


Responsible business KPIs 2021 Baseline
Directors considered by investors to be independent 4
Average Director tenure 6 years and 5 months
  1. Calculated as total number of accidents per million labour hours
  2. Calculated as total number of days lost per million labour hours

Our performance in environmental, social and governance matters ("ESG") is ranked or scored by a number of organisations including the following:

CDP - Climate Disclosure Project: a global disclosure system supporting organisations in managing their environmental impacts resulting in scores ranging from A to D-

Hochschild participates in the Climate Change, Forestry and Water Security questionnaires.

Morningstar ESG Risk Rating: measures the degree to which a company's valuation is exposed to unmanaged ESG risks.  Ratings are given on the following scale: 0-9.99 Negligible, 10-19.99 Low, 20-29.99 Medium, 30-39.99 High, 40+ Severe.

MSCI: a rating organisation focussing on ESG metrics to measure the management of financially relevant ESG risks and opportunities (ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC)) 

FTSE Russell ESG Rating: a rating that allows investors to understand a company's exposure to, and management of, ESG issues in multiple dimensions. Ratings range from 0 to 5 to 1 decimal point (5 being the highest rating)

Organisation/Index Last Update Score
CDP (Climate) 2021 C
CDP (Water) 2021 B-
Sustainalytics Dec 2021 35.5
MSCI Mar 2022 B
FTSE Russell Mar 2022 2.4