SEEDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
We believe that “good mines get better” through expansion, resource conversion and technological advancements. However, all operations will eventually come to an end and the impacts of mine closure are felt not only by the workforce and investors, but also by the local community.
We actively seek opportunities to work with our operating partners to advance sustainability initiatives with the goal of aiding communities to thrive both during mining operations and beyond.
We also believe in supporting the education of the industry’s next generation of leadership who will be at the forefront of the continued evolution of responsible resource development and sustainability standards.
Notable recent efforts include:
Royal Gold invested $400,000 in 2019 in partnership with Alamos Gold Inc. for the construction of a medical clinic in Matarachi, Mexico, and the funding of a scholarship program for residents in the area of the Mulatos mine.
Since 2015, the Peak Gold Joint Venture (“PGJV”), in which Royal Gold has a 40% membership interest, has contributed approximately $400,000 in funding for social, cultural and other initiatives benefiting the local Tetlin native community. As Manager of the PGJV, Royal Gold has also worked closely with the Tetlin Tribal Council to provide educational opportunities, vocational training and employment for Tetlin residents during the PGJV’s exploration programs.
In 2015 Royal Gold committed $500,000 over five years to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to advance the university’s minerals and energy industries programs.
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
We also believe in giving back at home, supporting the communities where we live and work.
Our annual charitable giving is administered by a committee of employees that selects donation targets and recipients in our local communities.
We are proud to partner with leading charities in Denver, Luzern, Toronto and Vancouver who are actively responding to community needs with respect to medical supplies, homelessness, food security and elder care.
Spitex provides home care for seniors on a 24/7 basis, allowing for a more independent life in a familiar environment. Services include assistance with personal hygiene, eating and drinking, care and support for people with dementia, post hospitalization care, advice on health issues and prevention and advice on aid rental and meal services. With COVID 19 impacting the elderly to such a great extent, Spitex offers in-house assistance to the most vulnerable.Learn More About Spitex
Project C.U.R.E. identifies, solicits, collects, sorts and distributes medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. Now, due to COVID-19, we are actively supporting local healthcare systems in the U.S. including donations to hospitals, EMS and governments in Denver, Nashville, Houston, Chicago, and Phoenix.Learn More About Project C.U.R.E.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides assistance to approximately 8,500 people weekly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. 25% of our clients are children and youth, 22% are seniors. We have specialized nutrition programs for children from birth to 12 years old. We also provide food support to approximately 80 community agencies throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters and after-school programs, who in turn provide meals and snacks to thousands of people each week.Learn More About The Greater Vancouver Food Bank
United Way is a worldwide not-for-profit movement. In Canada, we operate in more than 100 communities. Each United Way raises support locally, directly responding to local needs. United Way Greater Toronto sustains a vital social safety net across Peel, Toronto and York Region. Our network of 270 community agencies is there during times of stability and crisis, providing hundreds of thousands of people with much needed support, close to home. Our work is fuelled by groundbreaking research and powerful partnerships with businesses, government and donors, which allow us to identify gaps and mobilize local love to strengthen the places where we all live, work and raise our families.Learn More About United Way
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.Learn More About Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Invest in Kids
Invest in Kids’ (IIK) vision is to ensure that every Colorado child has a strong start in life. IIK is dedicated to addressing the growing health and education disparities between low-income Colorado children and their higher socioeconomic peers. We are committed to facilitating a nonpartisan, collaborative and authentic dialogue that empowers all communities to deliver evidence-based, culturally responsive programs. IIK is committed to assessing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, with an aim to help level the playing field for low-income families by partnering with rural and urban Colorado communities.Learn More About Invest in Kids
Royal Gold’s commitment to community carries beyond our offices. A number of our current and former directors, officers and employees are active in or otherwise support educational institutions and non-profit organizations, furthering such causes as promotion of community health, elimination of food insecurity and protection of at-risk children. We support these efforts by giving all employees two days of paid leave annually in order to volunteer with non-profit organizations of their choosing.
(Above) Royal Gold employees actively supporting a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Denver