Human Rights Management

At Pan American Silver, respect for human rights has guided our relationships with our COIs, especially local communities, throughout our history of operating in the Americas. The work we do affects people and ecosystems in the areas of influence surrounding our operations. We take steps to understand the linkages between the impacts of our activities and human rights, progressively implement proper measures to respect human rights, and conduct ongoing due diligence. This allows us to identify, avoid, mitigate, and account for actual or potential negative risks and/or impacts.

Our focus is on upholding human rights, building a positive human rights culture, respecting the traditions and cultures of local communities, and our workers, and supporting vulnerable groups. Our Global Human Rights Policy sets out our commitment to respect human rights and is intended to provide guidance on the standards of conduct that must be followed by our directors, officers, and employees. The policy applies to any third parties acting on behalf of or representing Pan American Silver.

Respecting Human Rights

We are committed to respecting national laws and international human rights conventions and implementing recognized best practices, including:

  • United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights
  • UNGPs on Business and Human Rights
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct
  • TSM: Indigenous and Community Relationships Protocol
  • UNICEF Canada’s Child Rights and Security Checklist
  • UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • United Nations Global Compact Principles
  • United Nations Global Compact Chapter in Guatemala
  • Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • World Gold Council Conflict-Free Gold Standard
  • Black North Initiative
  • Prosperity Project Canada

2023 Sustainability Report

Our 2023 Sustainability Report is pre­­pared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standard. It also contains information in consideration of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting framework.