Hecla produces one-third of all the silver in the United States. While 88 percent of our production comes from the U.S. and Canada, all of our mine sites are located in stable regions that are highly rated by a 2019 Fraser Institute survey. This means our sites operate in areas that require transparency, compliance with stringent environmental and safety laws, involve high levels of community engagement, and adherence to human rights protections. Three out of five of Hecla’s mines are in the top 10 Fraser Institute regions in the world.
Hecla also operates in areas with low corruption. The U.S. and Canada are rated in the top 25 in the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
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