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We continue to deploy DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator; a free, online entrepreneurial training program designed to assist women of all education levels. Graduate Patricia Quezada participates in an enterprise fair organized by the municipality of Calama, Chile.

Mining operations inevitably create economic, social and environmental impacts on local communities. Some of these impacts may include changes to land use and population influx, while others include economic opportunities and development in the areas of infrastructure, health and education. We engage with local stakeholders throughout project lifecycles to build the relationships and trust needed to operate and grow our business. Our Community Policy requires collaboration with communities to minimize and mitigate unavoidable adverse impacts and to maximize opportunities to deliver value from our operations.

Transparent and consistent engagement ensures communities have input into our development projects and ongoing operations, promotes understanding of our business, and ultimately reduces risk to our plans. Communication with local stakeholders takes place via a number of channels, such as formally through open houses linked to regulatory processes, informally through interactions with our community development representatives in the field, or through community partnership panels and community investment funds or foundations.