Tahoe Resources Inc. is committed to conducting business honestly and ethically everywhere we operate. We value our reputation and the trust and confidence placed in us by our stakeholders. Our employees and contractors adhere to both the spirit and the letter of the laws that govern us. The Company has a strict Code of Conduct and Ethics for our employees and high standards of reporting and disclosure.
As a major precious metals producer, Tahoe is committed to social responsibility standards described in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the Equator Principles. In combination with our Human Rights, CSR and Ethics Policies, these international guidelines are integrated into all facets of our business.
In close cooperation with business and community leaders, and local and federal governments, we directly contribute to the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate. Environmental responsibility, social initiatives and economic contributions are the pillars of our strategy to develop prosperous communities which endure beyond the life of the mine. In 2014, our subsidiary and operator of the Escobal mine, Minera San Rafael (MSR), spent approximately $2.3 million on CSR efforts in its local and regional communities, emphasizing local infrastructure, agriculture, governance programs, reforestation, nutrition, education and health.
Tahoe is committed to operating its mines and projects in an environmentally responsible manner. We regularly evaluate existing work conditions; minimize and mitigate environmental impacts of our operations; apply prudent design and operating practices; and educate employees and contractors who work at our facilities.
Tahoe is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees and contractors at its mining and development projects. We strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contractors. We are committed to the following: