Building Strong Communities

Through Responsible Mining

Sustainability is Integrated into Our Operations

Throughout our more than 130 years in operation, Hecla’s focus has been on responsible mining practices. At each of our sites, Hecla is committed to responsible mining practices that guarantee the safety of our workforce, minimize the impact of our operations on the environment, and respect and support the communities where we live and work. We are proud of the way Hecla’s employees maintain our commitment to responsible mining.

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2021 Sustainability Report


Hecla is focused on efficient, sustainable practices, safe and inclusive workforce development, and decision-making that accounts for shifting geopolitical trends that impact where we operate and our stakeholders’ priorities. We follow a central framework of values that touches all aspects of operations and planning, setting forth a vision of fully integrated sustainability and responsibility.

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Hecla’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Learn about our Company’s responsibility to the environment in the communities where we operate.

Sustainability Highlights

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We achieved net zero on Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions and reduced emissions by 44% from 2019 baseline levels.

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We continue to reduce energy intensity, exceeding multi-year 5% energy intensity reduction goal.

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Historically Low Safety Rating

We achieved an All-Injury Frequency Rate of 1.45, a 76% reduction since 2021 and 40% lower than the U.S. national average.

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Renewable Energy

99% of electricity used at Hecla’s mines was line power, with 70% generated by renewable hydropower.

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Stakeholder Engagement

We conducted our first third-party assessment of ESG priority topics.

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Community Investment

We generated a total economic impact of more than $700 million in the communities where we operate.