Bear Creek Mining Corporation is committed to conducting its mineral exploration and development activities in a professional manner consistent with internationally recognized guidelines and principles for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.Community engagement and environmental stewardship are important cornerstones of this commitment, along with a duty to promote a safe and healthy working environment. The Company also has a responsibility to advance its projects to benefit shareholders, generate and sustain future growth, and contribute to the economic prosperity and social progress of the host nation of Peru.
Sustainable development is generally defined as "those actions and activities that minimize harm to the environment and improve the well-being of the community or the ability of the community to manage and sustain its own affairs, now and in the future, without depending on external sources for ongoing maintenance."
Simply put, it means responsible economic development that protects the environment and helps communities meet social needs in a sustainable manner.
Responsible mining companies have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines governing their conduct at home and abroad. These guidelines call for companies to protect the environment, respect human rights, uphold ethical business practices and corporate governance systems, engage host communities and other stakeholders with openness and respect, contribute to community development and social progress, and protect the health and safety of workers and local populations.
Simply put, it means acting as a responsible citizen and good neighbor while pursuing business objectives compatible with social and environmental values.