COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Across all our operations, Hunt is committed to positively impacting the communities in which we serve or conduct business

School children in Huancavelica, Peru

We treat all communities including residents, government entities, local businesses, and partners fairly and with respect. We create long-term economic and social value for residents in the areas where we conduct business. To accomplish this, we listen first to each stakeholder to better understand their needs and challenges, and then work collaboratively to develop a framework for mutual cooperation and success.

Building Relationships with Our Stakeholders

Stakeholders

To create meaningful and trusting relationships with our communities, we engage with stakeholders early in our relationship by promoting frequent and direct communication to share information regarding our activities, to receive feedback, and to understand stakeholder needs and concerns.

Landowners & neighbors

Partners, investors & lenders

Contractors & suppliers

Special interest groups

Local communities

Government authorities

Non-government organizations

In the course of our normal business activities, we have many different stakeholders, including our employees, partners, investors, lenders, contractors and suppliers, customers, and regulators. However, we also recognize there are many indirect stakeholders, such as local communities, landowners, and NGOs that may be affected or take interest in our activities.

Understanding each of these specific groups and their interests takes work – including comprehensive social impact assessments, surveys, town halls, and public notices.

To create meaningful and trusting relationships with our communities, we engage with stakeholders early on by promoting frequent and direct communication, sharing information related to our activities, and understanding their needs and concerns.

Only by listening and understanding the interests and concerns of our stakeholders as early as possible can we directly integrate real solutions into our business plans and meet their needs.

Social Investment Focus Areas

The baseline studies we have conducted over the years and the dialogue we maintain with our neighboring communities have identified five primary areas where we continue to focus our social investment programs:

Health & Wellbeing

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing is essential to sustainable development

Economic Development

Sustaining inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for everybody, and improve living standards

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Working to maintain various cultural aspects and traditions can provide an invaluable source of knowledge for present and future generations

Education

Enabling upward social and socioeconomic mobility, education is a key to escaping poverty

Water Management

Providing clean water is vital to our survival as water access is critical to economic and social development. Although much of the developed world has access to clean drinking water and sanitation, billions of people, mostly in rural areas, still lack these basic services

Our Social Investment Framework

We leverage our corporate resources (our time, money, relationships) to contribute to the development of our communities in ways that create positive social and environmental effects and boost morale and productivity within and around our operations.

Determined based on type of operational activity and location
Developed based on purposeful stakeholder conversations and studies used to identify immediate and long-term needs of the community
Focused on capacity-building projects that require a mid to long-term time frame as well as philanthropic programs that respond to the urgent needs of communities. Monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis to address challenges and measure success
Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Conducted in a mixed time frame, from short to mid and long-term according to the scale of our activities and country regulations
Refined through collaboration with communities, government agencies, universities, NGOs, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders to ensure that priorities are aligned and to achieve the desired sustainability initiative.

Designing and implementing effective social investment programs requires strong partnerships that draw upon the expertise and experience of community members, academia, non-government and community-based organizations, government agencies and other special interest groups.

Leveraging the core competencies of our strategic partners enables us to benefit from local expert knowledge, acquire new approaches to development, draw on additional and complementary skills, make our community development efforts more sustainable, and coordinate different efforts to maximize our use of resources and community development impact.

Community Engagement Initiatives