Bear Creek Mining has been active in Peru for more than a decade and is proud to be part of its vibrant mining community. An important objective of the Company's CSR and Sustainable Development Strategy is to build positive working relationships with communities near our active projects and thereby gain a "social license" to operate. Toward this end, Bear Creek has hosted hundreds of public meetings designed to provide information about our projects and plans to local authorities and citizens. These meetings also helped the Company understand the customs, values and aspirations of local communities and address potential concerns as early as possible.
Consultation - the first step to designing a project that integrates economic, social and environmental dimensions - is no less essential as projects evolve over time. Through early dialogue continued over many years, Bear Creek has earned strong community support for its active projects. The Company is also committed to open and respectful consultation with other stakeholders interested in its activities.