Insurance Solutions for the Mining Industry

At HWI, we understand the challenges that the mining industry faces. That’s why we constantly adapt to the changing global market to provide tailored insurance solutions for a wide range of mining operations.

Our team has the necessary expertise to handle any risks and challenges that come with Canadian or international exploration or production, no matter how remote the location may be.


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Challenges facing the Mining Industry

The mining industry is facing many challenges, including softer commodity markets, cost-management challenges, strict environmental regulations, access to financing, and increasing expectations around social, economic, and environmental engagement with host communities and regulators.

Mining companies, particularly small ones, may face restricted cash flows as revenues are typically reinvested into the business. This means that administrative tasks may have limited staff support. Additionally, key personnel may have to travel to and work in remote and unsafe areas, which can increase the risk of physical harm to personnel and damage to physical assets.

Furthermore, the mining industry is likely to face significant risks due to climate change and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) pressures, which may affect the industry’s ability to operate profitably. Mining operations in remote and complex areas may also result in higher operational costs, such as those for energy, labor, transportation, safety, security, and environmental exposures. The costs of repairing or replacing damaged physical assets can be significant, and any resulting business interruption losses can further compound the financial impact.

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Our commitment to risk management solutions

As geopolitical tensions worldwide intensify and cyber-attack threats become more prominent, we are committed to helping mining companies identify, assess, manage, and transfer risks more effectively. Our customer-centric approach ensures that we work closely with you to provide insurance solutions that fit your needs, giving you the confidence to focus on your business operations.

HWI offer risk management solutions that help you to identify and assess your company’s risks accurately and manage and transfer those risks more effectively to the insurance industry. By working with us, you can be confident that you have the support you need to ensure the long-term financial viability of your company.


Coverages we can offer:

We offer insurance solutions and services tailored to both construction and operational risks in this business sector, which include:

Operational insurance:

  • All-risk Property and Machinery Breakdown (incl. Business Interruption)
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Umbrella and Excess Liability

Construction Insurance:

  • Builders’ Risk (incl. Delay in Start-Up/ Business Interruption)
  • Project Wrap-Up Liability

We can also offer the following coverages:

  • Business disruptions and loss of revenue
  • Cyber and privacy
  • Damage to Physical Assets
  • Design, construction and testing/commissioning risks
  • Employment practices and workplace safety
  • Environmental risks
  • Fraud/theft
  • General operation and maintenance risks
  • Liability and legal risks
  • Natural hazard and weather-related risks
  • Political, policy and regulatory risks
  • Reputational risks
  • Cargo/Marine
  • Credit Insurance
  • Crime
  • Cyber Risk
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Fiduciary
  • Fine Arts
  • Hostile Environment Crisis
  • Kidnap and Ransom
  • Mobile/Contractors’ Equipment
  • Personal Accident
  • Political Risk and Structured
  • Political Violence Insurance
  • Pollution and Environmental Liability
  • Project Wrap-Up Liability
  • Reclamation Bonds
  • US Worker’s Compensation and Employers’ Liability

Why work with us?

Consultative Approach

We offer risk advisory, risk transfer and solutions, that enhance financial and operational resiliency and help maintain business viability.

Industry Expertise

We have 50 years of combined experience in insurance and reinsurance brokerage, engineering and loss control, underwriting, enterprise risk management and traditional risk management.

Custom Risk Management

We offer customized and innovative risk management solutions to help companies overcome challenges in insurance, including rising costs, decreased capacity, and stricter terms, regardless of their location.

If you would like to discuss your insurance needs in more detail