According to OECD, sustainability consists of using economic development to promote a fair society and respect for the ecosystems and natural resources.
The main principle of sustainable development is the link between this generation’s well-being and that of future generations.
We understand sustainability as a set of actions we need to carry out in order to contribute to the responsible use of natural resources, the improvement of social conditions, and economic growth, aiming to ensure the satisfaction of the needs of current and future generations.
Contribute to economic growth, the responsible use of natural resources, respect for human rights, and improve quality of life and overall wellbeing, in the regions where we operate.
The following are the fundamental principles of the sustainability policy:
Use and preserve natural resources.
Contribute to the communities’ social development
Promote productive activities.
Interact with local, public and private players, cooperate without interfering and support without taking their place.
Build relationships based on mutual trust between the Government, the Company and the communities.
Create and strengthen material, economic, environmental and social conditions in the region for the well-being of current and future inhabitants, as part of the necessary balance between economic growth and responsible use of the environmental resources.
Promoting and performing economic and social activities in our areas of influence.
Driving conservation, restoration, and responsible use of natural resources.
Ensuring operations of the mining activities (environmental viability, legal compliance, environmental investment)
Promoting respect and protection of human rights.
Promoting the strengthening of local governments and social organizations.
Participating in and promoting public and private initiatives to address the populations’ basic needs.
Promoting public acceptance of mining.
Encouraging collaboration, partnerships, and social dialog with governments, citizens, communities, and stakeholders.