For Excellence in Social and Environmental Responsibility

Awarded to those who have made significant contributions or advances in the realm of social or environmental responsibility, including contributions that increase equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Award is open to individuals or companies engaged in any aspect of mineral exploration and/or development, who have been nominated by an AME member or member of an associated exploration and/or mining association.

When being considered for the AME Robert R. Hedley Award, nominees will be assessed on their role in projects that demonstrate strong evidence of:

  • A significant contribution and/or advancement in social and environmental responsibility, including contributions that increase equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • The impact of their contributions and advances on the larger mineral exploration and development industry.
  • Alignment with AME’s Purpose, Mission, Guiding Principles and Core Values

2021 Recipient: Silvana Costa

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Silvana Costa is the recipient of the AME 2021 Robert R. Hedley Award for excellence in social and environmental responsibility, sponsored by ERM. Silvana’s commitment to, and leadership in, environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in the global mineral exploration and mining industry have led to the evolution of responsible practices, improved risk management and mutually beneficial outcomes. Her work has resulted in shared value creation between industry and rural, remote and Indigenous communities in BC and abroad.

Past Recipients

  • Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association
  • Matt Andrews
  • Anne Ball
  • Britannia Mine Museum
  • Doug Brown
  • Robert L. Carpenter
  • Jim Cooney
  • Susan Craig
  • Judi L’Orsa
  • Justin Himmelright
  • Patrick McAndless
  • Harvey McLeod
  • Elizabeth Miller
  • Monica Moretto
  • Brent Murphy
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • Ian Thomson
  • Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse
  • Chief John French
  • Chief Donny Van Somer
  • Dennis Izony
  • Chris Rockingham