Hatfield respects the rights, cultures, interests, and aspirations of Indigenous people. Our goal is to build strong and lasting relationships that are based on trust and mutual respect, and are focused on identifying and achieving common goals.
We recognize the unique relationships Indigenous Peoples have with their traditional territories and are committed to seeking opportunities to work together to the mutual benefit of Indigenous people and communities, our clients, and the environment. We are committed to building and maintaining effective, long-term relationships with Indigenous people and communities based on a foundation of transparency, respect and trust.
Our goal is to work collaboratively with local Indigenous people and communities to help improve project outcomes and build individual and community capacity. As part of this goal, we seek to encourage greater engagement on the part of our employees and clients with Indigenous people. Specifically, Hatfield fosters understanding of the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples among our employees and contractors to help improve relationships with Indigenous communities.
Our Indigenous Peoples Policy is our statement of acknowledgement and commitment to act and uphold the principles embodied in the following:
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP);
- International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples;
- International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Position Statement on Indigenous Peoples and Mining; and
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action.