Women in Mining, Antioquia 2021
Women in Mining, Antioquia 2021, awarded by Antioquia’s Secretariat of Mines on November 9in the category of Best Company Committed to Gender Equality. This was the second year in a row that Mineros won this award.
Recognition by UNIMINUTO University, Antioquia-Chocó campus, in November 2021.
Transformation into Collective Benefit and Interest Company 2020
Transformation into Collective Benefit and Interest Company of Mineros Aluvial S.A.S. BIC and Negocios Agroforestales S.A.S. BIC, authorized by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism on August 28, 2020.
Sustainability Seal, Category AA, awarded 2020
Sustainability Seal, Category AA, awarded to Negocios Agroforestales S.A.S BIC and Mineros Aluvial S.A.S. BIC by the Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Center of Antioquia (CORANTIOQUIA) on November 24, 2020.
Sustainability Seal in the AAA category
Sustainability Seal, awarded by Corantioquia (Autonomous Corporation of the Central Antioquia Region), in December 2021, in the AAA category, for implementing environmental best practices above and beyond current regulatory requirements.
Sustainability Sea in the AA category 2021
Sustainability Seal, awarded to Negocios Agroforestales S.A.S. by Corantioquia on December 9, 2021, in the AA category, for implementing environmental best practices above and beyond current regulatory requirements.
Social Mining Seal in Antioquia.
The Mine Secretariat and Government of Antioquia recognize Mineros S.A. through its Social Mining Seal in Antioquia, for its best practices in private, direct and indirect investment, in its areas of influence, in the Grand Mining Category, acknowledging the Company’s work in favor of preventing, mitigating and managing social impact generated by its mining projects, as well as increasing mining opportunities and benefits.
Nicaragua’s Mitrab acknowledges HEMCO’s efforts for gender equality
HEMCO’s gender equality’s vision and recruitment policy were acknowledged through the Ministry of Labor’s (Mitrab, for the Spanish original) Technical Unit of Gender for Equality and No Discrimination in Employment. The institution distinguished the mining company with operations in Bonanza for complying with equality and non-discrimination standards at the job site, thus allowing to create new professional career spaces for women in the “Mining Triangle” region.Mitrab’s acknowledgement is an award granted to those companies that respect this institution’s recommendations to achieve a good work environment. This award’s purpose is to acknowledge the efforts not only for recruiting women, but also for assigning them to senior operational positions. In the case of HEMCO, the number of female employees in different areas has increased by 15% per year, which represents the 12% of the company’s workforce.
Mining in Antioquia Corporate Seal 2021
Mining in Antioquia Corporate Seal, awarded in November 2021 by Antioquia’s Secretariat of Mines.
Inspiring Company 2021
Inspiring Company, awarded given to Negocios Agroforestales S.A.S. by Fundación Andi on August 12, 2021, in the Big Promises (“Grandes Promesas”) category, for our Comprehensive Training Plan for Employees from Vulnerable Populations
HEMCO was granted by APEN two awards for Best
During the 11th ceremony for Best exporting company award in 2016, held by the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN, for the Spanish original), HEMCO received two awards for its work as the Associative Company with Most Exports and as Corporate Social Responsibility Company, both in the Large Company categories, which are highly regarded distinctions within the Nicaraguan business community.The first award acknowledged HEMCO’s work for the enhancement and development of artisanal mining in the Bonanza Model; the second award acknowledged its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy focused on the Urban Development Plan of Bonanza (PODU, for the Spanish original). Both models are unique to the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast and benefit the entire Bonanza population by means of economic, social and environmental development initiatives.
Great Sower award 2021
Great Sower award to Negocios Agroforestales S.A.S. from Corantioquia on December 15, 2021, for obtaining second place among organizations that planted the largest number of trees in Antioquia’s central jurisdiction.
Fundación Siembra Colombia Awards
In the categories: Sustainable Management Index, Social Management Index, Environmental Management Index and Biodiversity Management Index.
Environmental care and protection promoting recycling policies, as well as Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility work supporting Bonanza’s development 2020
Environmental care and protection promoting recycling policies, as well as Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility work supporting Bonanza’s development”, granted by the Network of Nicaraguan Recycling Entrepreneurs (Rednica), on October 17, 2020.
Corantioquia Sustainability Seal – AA
The Autonomous Regional Corporation of the Center of Antioquia (Corporación Autónoma Regional del Centro de Antioquia), CORANTIOQUIA, recognized Mineros S.A. in the AA Category, for using differentiating elements in environmental management within its productive processes, promoting the implementation of environmental regulations in effect, and for being committed to the environmental sustainability goals in the jurisdiction of Corantioquia.The implementation of sustainable consumption and production programs, efficient resource management and reduction of waste generation were the criteria evaluated. These also included application of the circular economy concept.
Continuity in the PINE 2020 (Strategic Project of National Interest, for its acronym in Spanish)
Continuity in the PINE (Strategic Project of National Interest, for its acronym in Spanish) category granted by the Ministry of Mines and the Competitiveness Advisory Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, on December, 2019, with continuity until December, 2020.
Commitment to well-done mining for the benefit of all its workers and the community 2020
For the “commitment to well-done mining for the benefit of all its workers and the community”, granted by the Mining Chamber of Nicaragua (Cominic) on December 11, 2020, within the celebration of their 25th
CAMINIC acknowledges HEMCO’s work
In the framework of the Mining Workers’ Day, the Mining Chamber of Nicaragua (CAMINIC, for the Spanish original) granted recognition to HEMCO for being a company that puts into practice good mining in a responsible manner with its employees, the environment and the community.
Brújula Minera 2021
Fourth place in the General Ranking in Colombia according to the Sector Study carried out by the magazine Brújula Minera, in October 2021.
Best private sector social program 2021
Distinction for the best private sector social program, awarded by the Colombian department of Antioquia’s Secretariat of Mines, in November 2021.
Best Mining Company in 2015
BEST MINING COMPANY IN 2012
For MASA's community development efforts and for the decision of investing in the construction of the Quebrada del Diablo Bajo Oeste mine (underground mine).
Best Company committed to Gender Equality
Women in Mining of Antioquia, 2020, in the category to the “Best Company committed to Gender Equality” for Mineros Aluvial S.A.S. BIC. Recognition made by the Secretariat of Mines of the Government of Antioquia on December 2, 2020.
Antioquia’s Social Mining Seal awarded 2020
Antioquia’s Social Mining Seal awarded to Mineros Aluvial S.A.S. BIC, in the “Large Scale Mining Project” category, presented by the Secretariat of Mines of the Government of Antioquia, on December 2, 2020.
2019 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
It is awarded based on a survey performed by the Department of Social Sciences of the Univ. Nac. de San Juan.
2018 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD VIP Producciones/Universidad Nacional de San Juan
2017 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
It is awarded based on a survey performed by the Department of Social Sciences of the Univ. Nac. de San Juan
2015 IBERO-AMERICAN QUALITY AWARD
Silver in the Private Companies category. An acknowledgement awarded by the Fundación Iberoamericana de la Calidad (FUNDIBEQ, for the Spanish original). Public and private institutions throughout Latin America participated in the process.
2014 ANDESCO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
MINEROS won “Best Environmental Performance” in the “Other Sectors of the National Economy” category, awarded by the National Association of Public Utilities and Communications (ANDESCO, for the Spanish original). This award acknowledges the efforts of Colombian organizations in Corporate Social Responsibility, bringing together environmental, social and economic aspects inherent to sustainable development.
2013 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AWARD
Fundación Siembra Colombia granted Mineros with the Gold “2013 Sustainable Management Award” for the Company’s good environmental practices in its areas of influence, by carrying out projects that not only benefit the communities, but also directly involve them in the creation, implementation and control of different alternatives for sustainable development in the region.
2013 NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN MANAGEMENT
Awarded by Corporación Calidad with the support of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Colombian Presidency to acknowledge the quality of the processes the Company carries out in its mining operations in the Bajo Cauca Antioquia region.
2013 ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Fundación Siembra Colombia awarded Mineros with the Gold “2013 Environmental Responsibility” Award for its River Turtle Conservation and Management Program” carried out in the lower basin of the Nechí River (Bajo Cauca region in Antioquia). The program aims for the conservation of this endangered species, by actively engaging the community in this project’s development
2013 ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
For the environmental care management carried out by the Gualcamayo mine
2012 CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AWARD
The Medellín Mayor’s Office and the Departmental Government of Antioquia awarded Mineros the Corporate Transparency Award in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” category.
2012 COMMUNITY WORK AWARD Argentina
For the community work performed by the Gualcamayo mine.
2012 COLOMBIAN AWARD FOR MANAGEMENT QUALITY
The Colombian Presidency, through the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, awarded Mineros this acknowledgement for the quality of all its processes, both in operations, as well as social and environmental responsibility.
2012 BRITCHAM LAZOS AWARD
Through its corporate social responsibility program called “Britcham Lazos”, The British and Colombian Chamber of Commerce granted Mineros theBest Environmental Practices award to acknowledge the Company’s environmental actions and strategies carried out for the benefit of the communities in its area of influence.
2011 RESPONSIBLE MINING AWARD, Departmental Government of Antioquia
The Secretary of Mines of the Departmental Government of Antioquia and Corporación Calidad granted Mineros this award for its outstanding performance in its daily operations and management, as well as its responsible mining processes. The award used a global approach that assessed the ethical, environmental, community and labor aspects promoted by the Company.
2011 ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Fundación Siembra Colombia granted Mineros with Silver “2011 Environmental Responsibility Award” in Research and Projects, for its “Agroforestry plots of land: seeds of local development in the municipalities of El Bagre and Zaragoza, Antioquia” program. This idea has become a model for agricultural development throughout Colombia thanks to the excellent results achieved since its implementation.
2010 ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Fundación Siembra Colombia and the British Embassy granted Mineros the “2010 Environmental Responsibility” award in the Environmental Recovery Responsibility category, for the “MINEROS S.A., a Model of Social Responsibility in Mining with Emphasis on Environmental Recovery and Offsetting” project.