Hecla invests in long-lived assets. This allows us to operate with maximum efficiency while also building deep ties to the communities in which we operate.
Our mines are located in North America, primarily in the U.S. These jurisdictions have established transparent regulatory frameworks for environmental compliance, health and safety protections, community engagement, corporate governance, and adherence to human rights. This ensures our operations run efficiently, our workers are protected, and our investors get exposure to silver without taking on the political and currency risks of other countries. Our site locations are also highly rated by the Fraser Institute’s annual survey of mineral and mining companies for investor attractiveness and a region’s policy climate.
For investment attractiveness, Hecla operates in 3 of the top 10 regions globally (Alaska 4, Quebec 6, Idaho 7).
For Policy Perception, we operate in 1 of the top 10 globally (Quebec 5), with 3 in the top 20 (Alaska 13, Idaho 15).
Hecla operates in jurisdictions rated by the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index for low corruption. (Canada has a ranking of 13 and the U.S. ranking is 27).