One of Goldcorp’s six pillars that guide our everyday actions and support Goldcorp’s vision and values is to Grow Sustainability. This means we are committed to leaving a positive economic, social and environmental legacy everywhere that we operate. In 2017, Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala advances towards closure, marking the end of more than a decade of sustainable mining practices and the beginning of a new chapter as we look forward to the opportunities after mining.
At Goldcorp, we are committed to integrating respect for human rights into our business management processes throughout the company.
In an effort to strengthen our commitment to respect human rights and in line with the implementation of the Conflict-Free Gold Standard in 2013, we recognized that it would be imperative to offer training and support across our sites. One key aspect of the training offered to personnel was on human rights – particularly on best practices in human rights and security.
At Goldcorp, we recognize the value of empowering our employees through continuous education. One special program developed with this in mind is the literacy program at Marlin in Guatemala. The training was the result of a project for the Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP). In 2010, Oziel Orozco, an SLDP student, saw the opportunity to create a program that would fulfill a need in a country where the literacy rate for adults is 76%. This kicked off Marlin’s literacy program, which now provides training in reading and writing to employees from the local communities.
July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) released its Annual Sustainability Report (csr.goldcorp.com) showcasing its 2013 performance and progress in delivering on its vision of “Together, Creating Sustainable Value”.
Goldcorp has endeavoured to build lasting partnerships with surrounding communities and strengthen families through increased health, economic, educational and social opportunities in the region in which Marlin operates. Of the Marlin Mine's 1,905 workers, 98% are Guatemalan residents.