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At Coeur, our core values of protect, develop, and deliver apply to our most valuable resources - our employees, contractors and communities. We have the highest regard for the dignity, well-being, and human rights of our employees, the communities in which we work and live, and other stakeholders affected by our operations. See our Human Rights Policy and Code of Conduct for more information.

Through training programs, mentorship initiatives, and safety focused meetings, we have invested significant resources into ensuring all Coeur employees are prepared with the information and tools they need to protect not only themselves, but also the teammates that work beside them. Our robust training and development program provides opportunities for employees to achieve milestones in their professional careers while developing a strong pipeline of talent to enable Coeur's continued success.

At Coeur, we believe in working together as a team to deliver impactful results for our stakeholders. Our focus on long-term value emphasizes quality over quantity while integrating innovation into our daily procedures. We succeed when we work together.

Protect
Develop
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Fair Employment Practices & Equal Opportunity

Coeur believes in providing a fair and living wage to our employees. We provide strong compensation and benefits programs compared to local, regional, or national markets, opportunities for growth and a safe and healthy work environment to be an employer of choice. Coeur remains 100% union free. Additionally, in 2018, Coeur did not experience any strikes or lockouts across sites.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits and our Coeur Heroes program, check out our Careers page.

Coeur Location 2018 Totals
Chicago 24% higher than Chicago average
Kensington 11% above industry average in Southeast Alaska
Palmarejo 21% above industry average in Northern Nevada
Rochester 11% above industry average in Western South Dakota
Silvertip 13% above British Columbia average
Wharf 38% above Mexico average

We provide healthcare benefits for 6,243 people across the US, Canada and Mexico. The breakdown is as follows: Employees-2051; Spouses-1344; Dependents-2848.

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Coeur Location 2018 Turnover Rate
Chicago 18%
Kensington 19%
Palmarejo 18%
Rochester 13%
Silvertip 40%
Wharf 21%
Overall 14%

Coeur believes that all employees have the right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying. We respect the talents, abilities and experiences of each member of our diverse workforce and strive to increase the diversity at all levels of the organization.

Workforce Demographics 2018 Stats
Women in Senior Management 12.5%
Women in Total Workforce 11%
Average Age of Senior Management 45.1
Average Age of Total Workforce 40.3
Women of Achievement are Board Leaders

Coeur celebrates gender diversity at all levels of the organization. Our board has two highly qualified female directors who bring extensive experience and leadership to the board room. Linda L. Adamany, who has been with Coeur since 2013, was named one of Women Inc.’s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors. Jessica McDonald, who joined the board in 2018, was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009, and she has been repeatedly named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, as well as regularly listed as one of Vancouver’s Power 50 individuals.


Training & Development

At Coeur, we proactively develop our people and create a robust pipeline of future leaders. Our areas of focus include, retaining and developing talent and promoting from within.

Coeur believes in a robust training and development program to provide opportunities for employees to achieve milestones in their professional career while developing a strong pipeline of talent to enable Coeur's continued success.

In 2018, Coeur initiated IMPACT training, a leadership program for frontline supervisors that complements in-person training with cross-site networking, mentorship and practical application over one year. This is an example of the investment in our people with over 5,720 hours of training to our frontline leaders since inception.

Opportunities include:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Qualified Leaders
  • 144 Hours of Training
  • Growing Participation

IMPACT is a leadership training for frontline supervisors that facilitates relationships with leaders across Coeur Mining and helps them to discover what makes them a leader with impact.

Coeur developed the IMPACT program to help equip our leaders with the tools, resources and knowledge to take their skills to the next level.

IMPACT's first cohort of 20 graduated on October 17, 2018 with the second cohort graduating in April 2019. Two more cohorts will begin in early 2019. Each participant is partnered with a mentor goes through about 144 hours of instructor-led and interactive group training with follow-up work outside of the sessions.

Palmarejo’s first IMPACTO cohort of 21 participants began November 26, 2018.

Our People

For more information and facts about Our People, visit our Careers page.


Employee Health, Safety & Security

Coeur is dedicated to protecting our people. We promote the safety of our employees, contractors, and visitors who work in our mines and other facilities.

Areas of focus include:

Continuously fostering and enhancing a strong health and safety culture

Identifying, mitigating, and eliminating workplace hazards and exposures

Empowering employees to stop, prevent and report any unsafe acts

In July 2017, Coeur Mining received the CORESafety certification from the National Mining Association (NMA). CORESafety is a voluntary mine safety and health initiative developed and facilitated by the NMA. Coeur achieved this certification by committing to the CORESafety system, submitting annual progress assessment reports to the NMA, and by completing a third-party assessment of the company’s safety and health management system. This achievement means that Coeur Mining meets the designated health and safety standards outlined by the NMA.

Coeur is the fifth NMA member company to complete each step of the certification process. The CORESafety system has helped us reduce our injury rates by over 75 percent since 2012. CORESafety is our framework for further health and safety improvement as we continue to Pursue a Higher Standard in all aspects of our business.

Looking forward to 2019, Coeur has identified leading indicators, such as mitigation controls and the Leadership in the Field program, to support our focus on identifying, mitigating, and eliminating workplace hazards and exposures. As We Pursue a Higher Standard, Coeur continuously strives to proactively address upstream factors and set company metrics above and beyond regulatory requirements.

Each mine site builds upon Coeur's foundational health and safety system to promote the value of health and safety and educate employees on hazard recognition and adoption of safe behaviors. Programs and deployment differ slightly based on the mine site's needs, but they all focus on peer-to-peer feedback and proactive engagement and employee involvement. These programs highlight behavior-based safety methods, which helps generate meaningful feedback, foster open-discussions, and creates a healthy, supportive environment.

Safety Indicator 2018 Results
Lost-time Injury Frequency Rate (employee) 0.24
Lost-time Injury Frequency Rate (contractor) 0.56
Lost-time Injury Frequency Rate (employee + contractor) 0.33
Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (employee) 0.86
Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (contractor) 1.24
Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (employee + contractor) 0.96
Fatal Injuries (employee) 3
Fatal Injuries (contractor) 0
Occupational Illness Frequency Rate (employee) 0
Occupational Illness Frequency Rate (contractor) 0
 

When Duty Calls, Our Team is Ready

Accessible only by boat or air, our Kensington mine must be equipped to independently handle all types of emergencies. To ensure we’re prepared, we’ve created a 39-member rescue team consisting of underground and surface divisions, as well as, emergency trauma and medical technicians.
The employee all-volunteer based team attends monthly trainings that enhance their skills and ensure they are familiar with the latest safety measures, from firefighting to vehicle extrication, high-angle rescue and beyond. In addition to their regular drills, the team strives to expand their capabilities by attending safety conferences, workshops and rescue competitions across the country. Thanks to their dedication, Kensington is better suited to protect all of their employees.

 
 

Rochester Mine Wins Safety Award

Major Safety Achievement - Our Rochester mine was named the number one safest medium-size surface operation in Nevada by the Nevada Mining Association in 2017, and second safest open pit mine in the U.S. by the Mine Safety and Health Administration in 2017.