Where we operate is our local community

We operate in regions with long traditions of mining and neighbouring communities that support mining. We proactively and openly work with local communities to identify, understand and mitigate potential concerns and impacts.

In addition, we support local communities and aim to be good community neighbors with both community contributions and lending a helping hand where and when needed. Our goal is to partner with initiatives and organizations to strengthen the overall quality of life in the communities we operate in and where our employees live and work.

We support organizations that provide direct services to local communities, are registered charities and support our values, prioritizing the following four core areas:

  • Health / Social / Welfare
  • Leadership / Civic / Sports
  • Children / Education
  • Environment

Case Study

Pinto Valley

Mining as a family business at Pinto Valley

Dennis Palmer, Pinto Valley’s Operations Support Superintendent, is the third in his family to work for our operation. His maternal grandfather, Ron Ray, was General Foreman at Pinto Valley. Ron worked at Pinto Valley for 36 years and retired in 2009. Dennis’ father still works at Pinto Valley as an X-Ray technician. Dennis’ daughter, Madison Palmer, started at Pinto Valley as a summer intern in 2020 and will be joining us in this role again in 2021. While acknowledging that mining is in his blood, Dennis stays for “the busy pace, the interactivity, being in the field and helping to solve problems.” (As reported in the Globe Miami Times, August 18, 2020)

Case Study

Mantoverde and Mantos Blancos

Investing in our local communities.

Mantoverde and Mantos Blancos are located in sparsely populated regions of the Atacama Desert, away from major population centers.

During our years of operations, we have built long-term sustainable relationships with nearby communities, contributing to their economic and social development. Our stakeholders include social and territorial organizations, fishermen unions, local and regional authorities, as well as hundreds of local students. Our commitment to these stakeholders is based on the principles of dialogue, collaboration, traceability, excellence and transparency.

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we invested US$1.2 million on social projects near our operations (up 10% from 2019 levels), comprised of: investments in the Delta Program from the Universidad Católica del Norte and Eureka alongside CORFO and Antofagasta Municipality to support low-income and vulnerable youths of the Antofagasta Region; investments to assist several local fishing communities in the Atacama Region through with development projects; and support through local community training to help increase potential employment prospects with Mantos Copper.

In the communities of Atacama Desert

Community Awards & Recognitions

2019
Pinto Valley received the Certificate of Appreciation by Southwest Area Incident Management Team (SAIMT) for skilled assistance to local authorities during the Arizona Woodbury Wildfires.
2012 - 2020
Cozamin was recognized as a Distinctive ESR® Socially Responsible Company by the Mexican Centre for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) every year.