Hecla is the largest private employer and taxpayer in Juneau, Alaska and the Wallace/Mullan area in Idaho – communities whose combined total population is less than 100,000 people.
Operating long-lived mines has allowed us to develop deep and mutually beneficial partnerships between our company and the communities in which we operate.
Hecla collaborates with local Indigenous Peoples around our operations to ensure we share resources, facilitate employment opportunities, and operate responsibly.
We take seriously our role as a leader in our communities, especially during trying times like the global pandemic.
The residents and elected officials of Wallace, Idaho have been working to secure funding to make needed improvements to their community swimming pool, and the Hecla Charitable Foundation stepped in.
Hecla’s commitment to human rights is embodied in our human rights statement.
Hecla and our employees strengthen our communities and our company by partnering and contributing in a meaningful way to the economic and social well-being of our host communities.
We value our relationships with the Indigenous Peoples in the communities where we operate.
Trade jobs will continue to be important in the future, and that is why Hecla has created programs and job site visits to educate students in middle and high school about mining careers and to help in their pursuit of higher education.
Hecla is often among the largest private-sector employers in the rural areas where our mines are located.
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