• Social

We genuinely care about the health, safety and well-being of our people, our partners and our community members. We believe everyone should go home safe and healthy each and every day, whether from the office or working at one of our projects. “WE CARE”

MAG is committed to building trust and respect, addressing our stakeholders’ concerns, and making a positive difference in the communities in which we live and work.

Our commitments:

Create a culture of zero harm to people and a workplace free of injuries.
Promote a culture of respect for human rights and inclusion with our employees, contractors and suppliers.
Deliver lasting and sustainable value to its people, stakeholders and host communities.

To achieve our social commitments MAG will:

Focus on building trust and respect, considerate of its stakeholders’ concerns, to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.
Engage with local communities as early as possible in the mining lifecycle to build a strong foundation for the exploration, development and operations stages of its projects.
Continuously seek improvements in policies, programs and initiatives to minimize social risk through team member development and ongoing community engagement processes.
More of our Social Responsibility Policy and Commitments are described in our Social Responsibility Policy.

Social Highlights (2020)

 

Juanicipio Project (Mexico)*

Deer Trail Project (USA)

Occupational
Health and Safety
  • 'I Care – We Care' behavioural based safety program
  • Process of achieving OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 certification will resume following 'I Care – We Care' implementation
  • High Potential Incidents Management (HPIM) strategy implemented in 2020
  • Health And Safety Policy
  • I Care – We Care behavioural based safety program
  • Total of 460 hours of safety training in 2020 (38 hours per person)
Fatalities Zero Zero
LTIFR (1,000,000 hours) 9.45 (2019: 4.14) Zero
TRIFR (1,000,000 hours) 26.37 (2019: 14.8) Zero
Health & Safety Training 5,094 (Fresnillo employees + mining contractors) 460 hours
# Employees 1,182 12
Human Rights Human Rights Policy, DEI Policy, Whistleblower Policy, Fresnillo Modern Slavery Report 2020, Code of Conduct, Harassment Prevention Protocol, Supplier Code of Conduct, Grievance Mechanism Human Rights Policy, DEI Policy, Whistleblower Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, HSEC Committee Charter, Grievance Mechanism Protocol
Local Employment 53% (Fresnillo employees + mining contractors) 67%
Turnover 3.5% (Fresnillo employees) 48% (includes seasonal workers)

* Fresnillo is the majority shareholder (56%) of Juanicipio  LTIFR – Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate  TRIFR - Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate

Health, Safety and Well-being

Training Exercise

MAG is committed to the health, safety and welfare of our employees, directors, contractors and consultants, as well as the safety and well-being of their families and the communities in which we live and work. MAG is committed to working toward a culture of zero harm.

The I Care – We Care safety program has been fully adopted by MAG and Fresnillo and has been implemented at Juanicipio and through a phased approach at the Deer Trail Project. The program focusses on evaluating safety performance and the progress of the High Potential Incidents and Critical Risk Control Programs. In addition, the new High Potential Incidents Management (HPIM) system was fully implemented at Juanicipio in 2020 with collaboration from managers, supervisors, operators and contractors. The HPIM system helps identify the incidents with the greatest potential to harm people and then measures are implemented to prevent them.

Mine Rescue Training

Juanicipio will resume implementation of the ISO 18001/45001 certification process following the "I Care We Care" implementation.

The Deer Trail Project has proactive safety programs that staff follow and actively engage with. Workers are required to participate in risk assessments involving their work, including job hazard analyses, field-level risk assessments, and risk scenario exercises. Workers are empowered to stop work if unsafe work practices or hazards are identified.

Risk awareness and emergency preparedness have been key focal points in the safety program at the Deer Trail Project. Additional safety training in 2020 included mine rescue training with support on three occasions from other mining operations nearby.

Human Rights

MAG is committed to promoting a culture of respect for human rights and inclusion. Our Human Rights Policy and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy outline our commitments to our employees, directors, contractors, consultants, partners and community members affected by our business. A site-based complaints and response system is in place at the Juanicipio and Deer Trail projects as well as a procedure for whistleblowing matters.

In addition to the many policies and procedures that Fresnillo has adopted across all projects, including Juanicipio, training is being provided  in ethics, culture and diversity. The University of Arizona helped Fresnillo create the “Step Up Culture” framework that guides their ethics culture training and monitoring. The framework is in use at Juanicipio and encourages people to focus on four key elements and the winning behaviours that demonstrate those elements:

  1. To build trust: We encourage people to create a culture of candor, be accountable, find solutions to their ethical dilemmas, and have the courage to implement them.
  2. To lead transformatively: We expect our people to be role models, to be empathic, to stimulate creativity, and to be an inspiration for their team.
  3. To act ethically: Every employee should support others speaking up, raise ethical concerns, and make correct decisions.
  4. To leverage diversity: We encourage our people to embrace diversity, to learn how to deal with and minimize unconscious biases, and to challenge the existing organizational culture.

Stakeholders and Community

Fresnillo City Council Agreement Signing

Working closely with our local communities is integral to our success. Priority is given to hiring locally and supporting local businesses and suppliers. Early planning and engagement is critical to the success of a project. Local stakeholder identification, stakeholder mapping, community mapping, and grievance mechanisms are tools used for community engagement at MAG’s projects.

In 2020, MAG made the decision to move away from one-off donations and, is focussing on investments that align with our values, our business objectives or address needs identified in our communities. Similar to Fresnillo and their work at Juanicipio, these investments can address topics such as socioeconomic development, public health and safety and natural and cultural heritage.

The Juanicipio project, through the Directorate of Economic and Agricultural Development, has two signed agreements with the Fresnillo City Council for the development of microenterprises or productive projects. The agreement states the contributions from each group, 40% Fresnillo City Council and 60% Juanicipio Project. The community development plan covers microenterprise projects in the communities of interest (Presa de Linares, Mexico Nuevo and Carillo). Capacity development support is given for 25 family gardens, 25 families with backyard poultry, and five microenterprise projects. Local stakeholder engagement and community analysis was conducted and microenterprise projects were selected that align with the needs of the communities. Currently the microenterprise projects are: baking and pastry workshop, sewing workshop, artisanal stone workshop, barbershop, and the manufacturing of cleaning products. In addition to the microenterprise projects, Juanicipio project staff have completed three reforestations in the communities of influence, planting 554 trees.

In communities near the Juanicipio Project, sewing workshops were organized. A need for fabric face masks was identified and the sewing collective made masks for health institutions, governments and Juanicipio’s workforce. The collective has expanded to make safety vests for Juanicipio and is now an official supplier for Fresnillo.


"We started the workshop eager to learn a new skill. We never imagined that it would become a business opportunity for us."
Sewing workshop participant from the Juanicipo project.
Ongoing Restoration of the Bully Boy Stamp Mill,
Historical Processing Plant

 

 

In 2020, MAG supported the restoration of a historical mill building that was on the Deer Trail Project property. This project was initiated at the request of several community members.

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