Silver Wheaton has streams with mines in Canada and around the world. We are
committed to creating a sustainable, positive impact on the communities where
our employees live and work, and we support a number of worthy causes in Canada
and abroad each year.
In 2014, we initiated an exciting new corporate social responsibility program
to help our mining communities. We now provide financial support for our mining
partners’ CSR projects in mining communities where our precious metals are
produced. We announced the launch of the program by supporting projects led by
two of our mining partners, Primero Mining and Barrick Gold.
To start, Silver Wheaton helped Primero to finance the building of three
community facilities in Tayoltita, Mexico, a town located near the San Dimas
mine, one of our largest producers. This project provides much-needed
recreational opportunities for the community of Tayoltita. We also supported a
key initiative led by Barrick; they executed an irrigation project in the
communities of Jachal and Iglesia of San Juan Province, Argentina, located near
the Veladero mine and Pascua-Lama project. The goal of this project was to
enhance water conservation and agricultural outputs by conserving and
optimizing water resources through the implementation of drip and sprinkling
irrigation technology. Both of these projects were completed in 2015.
We believe that Silver Wheaton’s financial contributions will positively impact
the communities where these mining operations are located, providing long-term,
sustainable benefits. We are pleased with the results of our current agreements
and look forward to creating new agreements with existing and future mining
Silver Wheaton receives numerous requests for support from a wide
variety of organizations in Canada and abroad. After reviewing each
request, we select programs that best fit into our marketing plans
and overall commitment to corporate social responsibility. If you
would like your proposal considered by Silver Wheaton, please submit your
request to firstname.lastname@example.org.