We have implemented new and expanded services to help support our people through the challenges created by COVID-19.
Guidelines and Resources for Employees
We provide regular updates to employees on preventative measures, COVID-19 symptoms, protecting themselves and others, and how to self-assess before coming to work. Learn more on the Employee Resources page.
Engaging and Communicating
We provide regular updates to employees and ensure information on COVID-19 protocols and prevention is readily available. Our safety leadership campaign, Stopping the Spread. It Starts with Me, highlights employees speaking about what they are doing to stop the spread, to help strengthen the culture of prevention across our sites.
Addressing Employee Feedback
Our Doing What’s Right program provides a confidential and secure means for our employees to anonymously report concerns about conduct that may be contrary to our values and standards, including concerns regarding our COVID-19 response. The program is managed by a third party and prohibits retaliation against any person reporting a concern in good faith, or participating in an investigation relating to a concern.
We are focused on operating safely and responsibly maintaining employment and economic activity to the extent possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paid Time Off During Temporary Slowdown
To reduce risk of transmission and support efforts to combat COVID-19, we worked in close collaboration with our unions to implement temporarily reduced crew sizes at our operations. All hourly employees in these jurisdictions continued to be paid during this period.
Suspension of QB2 Construction Activities
To reduce risk of transmission and support the country’s efforts to combat COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended construction activities for Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 project in Chile.
Employee and Family Assistance Programs
Our Employee and Family Assistance Programs ensure all employees and their families have immediate and confidential support services, crisis counselling support and/or referrals to community resources.
On-Demand Virtual Health Care Services
Our employees in Canada and the U.S and their families have on-demand access to a team of primary care providers via a mobile health app. Users can speak with and seek advice from a clinician about medical or mental health concerns.
Extended Short-Term Disability Benefit
Expanded coverage of sick leave benefits for regular employees to ensure anyone required to self-isolate remains eligible for sick leave benefits with no waiting period.