2015 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) definition of materiality, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) determines what information to include in its sustainability report based on a variety of methods, including third-party quantitative and qualitative research, one-on-one conversations, community meetings, tours and special events. We include progress we have made on projects, processes, or challenges that have significant economic, environmental and social impact (both positive and negative) on our company, our stakeholders and the industries that depend on lead-based products.

Doe Run initially adopted the GRI framework in 2009 as a response to research that indicated audiences wanted to know more about the company, its efforts to operate safely and its investments to minimize its environmental impact. A Sustainability Governance Committee, established in 2012, is charged with implementing programs and processes to further integrate sustainability into Doe Run’s operations, including the indicators and processes reported in the Sustainability Report. The committee chair also approves the material topics, content and indicators chosen for the reports.

Several steps have helped Doe Run senior management and functional managers determine and improve materiality for our Sustainability Reports.

  • In 2012, Doe Run conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative research within the Missouri communities in which it operates to improve how it communicates with stakeholders, including through this report. The research identified the major issues facing citizens in the community to be the local economy, job opportunities, environmental responsibility and community involvement.
  • In 2014, Doe Run again conducted research within the Missouri communities surrounding its operations to determine any changes to the major issues facing the communities, and inform the reporting aspects material to stakeholders outside our organization. The research indicated that the local economy, job opportunities and environmental responsibility continue to be top concerns to community stakeholders, as well as the safety of Doe Run operations and the company’s involvement in the community. In addition, the company has received non-solicited phone calls from across the U.S. from citizens expressing concerns about the closure of the last primary lead smelter in the U.S. and its potential impact on access to lead material for security and outdoor activities.
  • In addition, the Sustainability Governance Committee and Doe Run’s general managers identified the main challenges, accomplishments and progress within the company in 2015, including a reduction in workforce, progress on environmental projects, workforce safety and the global market’s impact on business decisions.
  • Doe Run then prioritized which GRI aspects and data indicators were material both inside and outside the organization to focus on in the 2015 report:
    • Environmental capital investment and performance, which relates to all operations
    • Workforce data for all operations
    • Direct and indirect economic impact
    • Community involvement
    • Employee health and safety at all operations

Identification and Selection of Stakeholders

Based on input and continued dialogue with our employees, communities, industry groups, and regulatory bodies, we’ve determined our stakeholders consist of the following: community groups and leaders; property owners; neighboring residents; current and retired employees; local, state and federal government; business groups; nearby schools; regulatory agencies; and industry organizations.

Community groups and leaders

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information related to local jobs, taxes and other support.

Engagement Methods

  • Conducted community surveys in 2014 and 2012.
  • Maintain ongoing engagement through a number of community events, including Old Miners’ Days and Fall Rocks.
  • Maintain involvement in various community organizations, including the Viburnum Economic Development Area Corporation, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, The Salem TCRC (The Community Resource Center), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Mineral Area College, and various volunteer programs and donations to local charitable organizations, school districts and sports clubs.
  • Share company updates via news releases.

Property owners and neighboring residents

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information related to the impact of Doe Run’s operations on their land, such as environmental precautions, traffic, noise, etc. Also interested in employee safety.

Engagement Methods

  • Conducted community surveys in 2014 and 2012.
  • Communicate directly with nearby residents if a situation arose.
  • Share company updates via news releases and local newspaper and radio interviews.

Current and retired employees

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information about business goals, operational performance, employee training, and health and safety.

Engagement Methods

  • Conducted employee communications survey in 2014 and 2012.
  • Hold regular employee meetings with managers.
  • Established cascading flow to share information with employees through managers, and to surface feedback from employees.
  • Publish quarterly employee newsletter mailed to homes to share company updates.
  • Provide free tours annually on Old Miners’ Days.
  • Hosted Retiree Pancake Breakfast in 2014.

Local, state and federal government

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information about operational performance, specifically around environmental impact and health and safety. Local and state government is deeply interested in the company’s economic impact, including jobs and taxes.

Engagement Methods

  • Hosted Doe Run Day at the Capitol to interact with legislators in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 2015.
  • Sit on Lead Industry Task Force in Missouri to help inform legislators about the lead mining industry.
  • Regularly invite local and state legislators to tour operations.
  • Participated in a survey for the federal Government Accountability Office, to help the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources understand the impact of federal policy on the industry.
  • Testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in 2014.

Business groups

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information related to the company’s economic impact in the area, including supplier partnerships.

Engagement Methods

  • Hold current board positions for the Regional Business Council and St. Louis Regional Chamber.
  • Hold board position in the Associated Industries of Missouri.
  • Maintained membership in the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
  • Share company updates via news releases.

Nearby school districts and colleges

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information related to funding, including local taxes and donations that benefit schools. Also seek information to expose students to mining and minerals, and training for students who want to enter the mining profession.

Engagement Methods

  • Maintain ongoing partnerships with local colleges, including the Missouri Institute for Science and Technology and Minerals Area College, such as donations toward key programs.
  • Offer minerals education programs at local school districts.
  • Offer internships and job training.
  • Share company updates via news releases.

Regulatory agencies

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information related to company’s performance against environmental and health and safety regulations.

Engagement Methods

  • Submit annual reports with detailed data on environmental, health and safety performance.
  • Meet regularly to discuss current performance and the state of the business, and to address legacy issues with Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Region 7 EPA and Natural Resources Trustees.

Industry organizations

Key Interests and Concerns

Seek information and best practices related to economic, environmental and social performance.

Engagement Methods

  • Hold Board or Executive Committee positions on:
    • ILA; ABR; BCI; ALABC; Mining Industry Council; SME
  • Assist industry organizations with initiatives to further the industry.

Open communications with our internal and external stakeholders helps us share achievements and challenges. It also helps Doe Run understand what actions and information our stakeholders need from us. We strive to maintain open communication with stakeholders both inside and outside the company. Our Sustainability Reports and our online survey are two channels for this communication.

To share feedback with Doe Run, contact communityinfo@doerun.com, and please consider answering a few questions via our online survey.