At Hatfield, we respect the rights, cultures, interests, and aspirations of Indigenous people. 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 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.
At Hatfield we strive to work collaboratively with local Indigenous people to help improve project outcomes and build individual and community capacity. We encourage understanding of the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples among our employees, clients, and contractors. We strive for meaningful engagement whether we are working directly with or for Indigenous Nations, or on behalf of private or public sector proponents. Regardless, our goal is always the same – respectful and transparent relationships built on honesty and trust.