Mining companies

Mining Companies & CSR


Company CSR Link


Banro Corporation

A Canadian-based gold exploration and development company with 4 wholly-owned properties, each with mining licenses, along a major gold belt of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Barrick Gold Corporation

The largest pure gold company in the world; Barrick is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which they operate. Through their Corporate Social Responsibility Charter, Barrick outlines its commitment to business ethics, the environment, employee health and safety, and community development.

Bear Creek Mining

Bear Creek Mining is a Canada-based company engaged in acquiring and exploring mineral properties, principally located in Peru.

BHP Billiton

Sustainable Development at BHP Billiton encompasses their commitment and policy towards health, safety, the environment and the community (HSEC). To ensure improved performance, they have set specific targets in these areas.

Breakwater Resources

(acquired by Nyrstar in 2011)

Breakwater is a mineral resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of base metal and precious metal deposits in the Americas. Their belief is that success is achieved when sustainability is embedded into their operations and is guided by integrity and fairness, accountability, fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, and their reputation.

De Beers Canada

De Beers is involved in all aspects of the diamond business. From its mining operations across Africa, and most recently Canada, the company produces about 40% of the world’s supply of rough diamonds. De Beers Best Practices Principles set out various required standards of conduct with regards to 3 main areas: business responsibilities, social responsibilities and environmental responsibilities.

HD Gold is an exploration and development company focused on growth through discovery and development of mineral projects in Asia.


Goldcorp is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. Their strategy for advancing as a responsible mining company is to work in partnership with community bodies, government officials and other stakeholders to increase understanding and encourage open, constructive dialogue and trust.

Golden Star Resources

Golden Star is a mid-tier gold mining company with 2 operating mines situated along the prolific Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana, West Africa.

Iamgold Corporation

Gold mining and exploration company with properties in Quebec, West Africa and South America.

Inmet Mining

(acquired by First Quantum in 2013)

Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper, zinc and gold. Their work toward sustainability focuses on 6 areas: approach, policies and standards, health and safety performance, environmental performance, community affairs performance, and industry involvement.


Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Nine basic guiding principles have been identified in Methanex’s Social Responsibility policy: ethics, accountability, governance, financial returns, employment practices, business relationships, products and services, community involvement, and environmental protection.


Newgold is an intermediate gold producer with cash flow positive operating assets in the United States, Mexico and Australia, and development projects in Canada and Chile.


Nexen is a Canadian-based, global energy company. Nexen produces an annual Sustainability Report highlighting our health, safety, environment, and social responsibility performance. The report outlines their sustainability highlights and challenges, as well as their continuing efforts to make balanced, thoughtful decisions about the way they work.


Osisko Mining Corporation is a gold mining company located in Montreal, Quebec. Their vision is to create value by being a good corporate citizen and a model of sustainable development in the mining industry.

Sherritt International Corporation

Sherritt International Corporation is a diversified natural resource company that produces nickel, cobalt, thermal coal, oil and gas, and electricity. Sherritt has a long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility and environment, health and safety in Canada, Cuba and Madagascar.

Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company, based in Calgary, Alberta. It has specialized in production of synthetic crude from oil sands. Suncor is tackling both global environmental issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and regional issues such as land use, reclamation, water use, and air quality.

Talisman Energy

Talisman Energy is an independent upstream oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary. Talisman’s corporate responsibility initiatives are integrated into its day-to-day operations and decision making processes. Talisman recognizes corporate social responsibility as a tool to help the company manage risks, including maintaining its social license to operate, its employee recruitment and retention efforts and the need for access to capital.


Teck is a Canadian diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company. Its sustainability strategy focuses on 5 material areas to help drive their sustainability performance: safety and health; the state of the global economy and its impact on Teck and its stakeholders; environmental management issues for their company and the industry; community engagement and development, and; responsible stewardship of their products in society.

Torex Gold (previously Gleichen Resources Ltd.)

Torex Gold is a Canadian mining company dedicated to the exploration and development of precious metal resources with a focus on gold.


Vale produces nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, gold, and silver. Through Valo's exploration, mining, processing, refining, marketing and decommissioning activities on a global basis, the company will apply appropriate pollution prevention principles and environmental, health and safety risk management practices.

(merged with Glencore in 2013)

An international mining company committed to the goal of sustainable development. Xstrata conducts regular internal and external audits of their businesses and operations to assure compliance with their business principles, sustainability policy and sustainable development standards.