As demonstrated by our purpose statement and core values, Coeur has always strived to protect our people, places and planet by operating responsibly. With the aim to Pursue a Higher Standard, Coeur built on its tradition of integrity and ethics and implemented a formalized Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative mid-2018 to better communicate and improve our current practices. Coeur kicked off the initiative with a materiality assessment through which we identified 16 items that are material to our business. Over the next year, we plan to bolster our tracking and reporting to better inform our stakeholders on our risks, management strategies, and performance in each of the following areas.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Ethics & Governance
At Coeur, we take our commitment to Pursue a Higher Standard seriously, exemplified through all levels of our organization and overseen at the highest levels of leadership. Our ESG efforts are led by members of senior leadership representing multiple internal stakeholders and reporting directly to the CEO. At the Board level, the Environmental, Health, Safety and Corporate Responsibility (EHSCR) Committee primarily oversees ESG activities and discusses issues during every meeting. Each of the Board’s other committees also exercises oversight for some aspects of our ESG activities. Read our EHSCR Policy to learn more.
Coeur utilizes an Integrated Management System (IMS) to ensure a consistent approach to maintain and continually improve EHSCR efforts across sites and meet internal objectives and regulatory requirements. The IMS is principles-based and is modeled on several frameworks that align with nationally recognized standards including the following:
Health and Safety: Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 and the U.S. National Mining Association’s CORESafety initiative. CORESafety integrates leadership and culture into a mining focused management system.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z-10
Social Responsibility: ISO 26000 for social responsibility
Environmental: International Standard Organization (ISO) 14001
Coeur’s IMS is certified by CORESafety, a partnership led by the members of the National Mining Association.
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are “The blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” Coeur mapped our sustainability strategies, activities and standards to the Sustainable Development Goals and identified 10 that best align with our business and the areas on which we have the greatest potential impact at this time.
Coeur will focus on the 10 SDGs that best align with what matters to Coeur.
By aligning with the SDGs and communicating our sustainability and social responsibility efforts, we support and contribute to the achievement of the global goals.
With over 90 years of mining experience, Coeur understands the importance of innovation, responsible mining and collaboration. Visit The Prospector blog to read stories that highlight our people, our places and our efforts as we Pursue a Higher Standard.March 28, 2019 Coeur Spotlight: Tamra Akerman IMPACT Participant March 6, 2019 Rochester Hosts Representatives from Key Regulatory Agencies February 25, 2019 Move Mining – A Creative Approach to Promoting the Mining Industry December 30, 2018 A Golden Partnership November 29, 2018 Proud Partners of the United Way November 19, 2018 Coeur Rochester, the BLM and the Lovelock Community Unite to Restore Fire Damaged Area November 14, 2018 Coeur Community Spotlight: Greater Chicago Food Depository October 16, 2018 90 Years of Coeur October 1, 2018 Safety, Preservation and Teamwork Lead to an Award-Filled Weekend for Coeur Rochester September 12, 2018 Hardrock Mines Need Faster Environmental Review, Forest Service Says August 13, 2018 Inspiring a Journey Around the World Through Books July 31, 2018 Environmental Education - Planting the Seed June 27, 2018 Silvertip's Mine Rescue Team Proves that Practice Makes Perfect June 25, 2018 Rachel DiPiazza: Driven by Passion, Curiosity & Opportunity June 18, 2018 Five Observations from a First Time Gold Rush Days Participant June 10, 2018 A Decade Worth Celebrating June 8, 2018 Working Firsthand with MSHA to Emphasize Safety at Site May 3, 2018 More Than Just a Site Tour April 30, 2018 Coeur Rochester - A mine with a story to tell March 30, 2018 Wonder Woman Also Wears a Hardhat February 5, 2018 Rochester hosts government officials for site tour Author: Kirstie Bakke December 15, 2017 One Heck of a Christmas Present Author: Jaci Conrad Pearson December 1, 2017 Seven Years In, Kensington Hits Production High Author: Kevin Gullufsen - Juneau Empire September 18, 2017 Coeur Rochester Wins Top Honors November 15, 2016 Interview with Mitch Krebs, President & CEO of Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE), a Well-Diversified Growing Precious Metals Producer with Five Mine in the Americas Author: Dr. Allen Alper May 2, 2016 Miner & Environmental Manager, Dana Sue Kimbal, on 1in100MM Episode 18 January 20, 2016 Coeur CEO Comments on Silver Price & Market Volatility Author: Kitco January 4, 2016 Coeur’s Chicago Headquarters Supports the Boys and Girls Club During the Holidays November 30, 2015 Palmarejo Mine Rescue Team Receives Award in National Rescue Competition November 9, 2015 Enhancing Coeur’s Communications with Social Media Author: Coeur Mining