Voluntary Commitments and Memberships


  • Business for Social Responsibility
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture,
    Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold
  • International Network for Acid Prevention
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • World Gold Council


  • Canada Council for the Americas
  • Mining Association of Canada
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (e3 Plus)

United States

  • Alaska Chamber of Commerce
  • Alaska Miners Association
  • Association of Washington Businesses
  • Council of Alaska Producers
  • Eastern Washington Workforce Development Council
  • Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
  • National Mining Association
  • Nevada Mining Association
  • Okanogan Conservation District
  • Resource Development Council
  • The Economic Alliance – Okanogan
  • The Northwest Mining Association
  • Tri-County Economic Development District


  • Associação Mineira de Defesa do Ambiente
  • Brazilian Association for Protection of Child and Youth Rights (ABRINQ)
  • Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
  • Brazilian Mining Industry Technological Development Agency
  • Brazilian Mining Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração)
  • Commercial and Industrial Association of Paracatu
  • Minas Gerais Association of Commerce – Mining Commission
  • Minas Gerais State Industry Federation (FIEMG)
  • Movimento Verde de Paracatu
  • Sustainable Development Agency of Paracatu


  • Canada-Ecuador Chamber of Commerce
  • CERES (Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility)
  • Council for Responsible Mining in Ecuador (CONMIN)
  • Mining Chamber of Ecuador
  • Mining Chamber of Zamora-Chinchipe


  • Consejo Minero de Chile
  • Corporación Pro Atacama (CORPROA)
  • PROhumana Chile


  • American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (Amcham)
  • Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)
  • Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC)
  • International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF)
  • International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI)
  • Mining Advisory Council
  • Russian Gold Producers’ Union (through Chukotka Mining and Geological Company)

Awards and Recognition

  • Named among Canada’s 50 Most Responsible Corporations by Maclean’s magazine and Jantzi Research in 2008 and 2009
  • Ranked 20th out of 157 Canadian companies in the Globe and Mail 2009 corporate governance survey, highest among senior gold producers
  • Ranked 27th out of 180 Canadian companies in the Globe and Mail 2008 corporate governance survey, highest among senior gold producers

Health & Safety

  • At Maricunga, received the 2009 Honourable Distinction Award in the Leading Company category from Chile’s National Service of Geology and Mining
  • At La Coipa, José Bugueño, who heads the Department of Risk Prevention, received the 2009 Distinguished Safety Professional Award from Chile’s National Service of Geology and Mining
  • Paracatu received an award for its Occupational Health Monitoring Program from Proteção magazine and the Brazilian Yearbook for Health Protection in 2008


  • Paracatu received the Medal of Honour in Social Development from the Insitituto Ambiental Biosfera (Brazilian Institute for the Environment)
  • Received the International Vitus Bering Award in recognition of our contribution to socio-economic, cultural and institutional development of indigenous people in Russia’s Far East region


  • Received the 2009 Tileston Award at Fort Knox from the Alaska Conservation Alliance and the Resource Development Council
  • Received the 2009 National Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Recognized by the Chilean government for Maricunga’s contribution for the protection of the Ramsar Convention site at the Laguna del Negro Francisco National Park