Commitment to Action

Child Nutrition, Maternal Health, and Sustainable Business

Commitment by

Barrick Gold Corporation

In 2008, Barrick Gold Corporation committed $6 million over three years to improve child nutrition and maternal health, and support sustainable business development near its mining operations in the Ancash region and the La Libertad region of Peru. In the first component of this commitment Barrick continued to work closely with health personnel, ACS (Community Health Agents), and municipal authorities to target children below five years (with emphasis on children during their first year of life), pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women of reproductive age (with emphasis on adolescents between 12 and 19 years old) and in homes where families are vulnerable to malnutrition. The second component of this commitment is aimed at supporting enterprise-driven economic development in communities near Barrick mines in Peru. Barrick is working with governments and the business community to help build local capacity and competitiveness, giving local small and medium-size businesses the skills and technical assistance they need to supply goods and services to Barrick mines and also expand their reach to other markets. Over the next 3 years, Barrick Gold Corporation will support local agri-businesses and invest in agricultural and entrepreneurial skills training, as well as basic infrastructure to improve irrigation and animal husbandry techniques.





Child Nutrition, Maternal Health, and Sustainable Business



Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value



Latin America & Caribbean



Commitment by

Barrick Gold Corporation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Peru, Adefor, AguaLimpia, Asociación Sodexo para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Banco Continental, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Caritas del Perú, Cedepas Norte, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada), Compañía Minera Antamina, Dirección Regional de Educación de Ancash, Dirección Regional de Salud de Ancash, Dirección Regional de Salud de La Libertad, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Juntos, Minera Yanacocha S.R.L., Municipalidad Disitrital de Sanagorán, Municipalidad Distrital de Independencia, Municipalidad Distrital de Jangas