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Company Response

24 Mar 2014


Goldcorp response

…I am pleased to be able to provide you with additional details. At Goldcorp…[we] strive for shared value with stakeholders at and around all of our operations and projects…Regarding the peaceful [demonstration] that took place on March 7, 2014, the company’s prime concern is on ensuring first the safety and also the livelihoods of our more than 2000 employees onsite. With regards to the mine expansion – we are working within our existing permits and…focusing our efforts on underground development. Goldcorp welcomes constructive dialogue with the communities surrounding Marlin, to ensure maximum benefit to all stakeholders from the value created by the mine. Goldcorp also believes that partnerships are the foundation of constructive, creative and sustainable development and it is with that in mind that in 2008 we agreed to commission a Human Rights Assessment (HRA)...

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Guatemala: Sipakapa indigenous peoples demonstrate against Goldcorp expansion plans citing threats to their livelihoods & rights (includes statement in Spanish)

Guatemala: Presentan informe sobre “realidades y desafíos frente a la democracia y el desarrollo” en particular el respeto por los derechos de pueblos indígenas