As part of our environmental management, we constantly promote the use of clean technologies to reduce freshwater consumption and waste generation. We apply suitable environmental protection standards and procedures in the management of our operations. At the same time, we have successfully overcome the challenges we have faced due to changes in legislation and higher environmental and social expectations among local populations.
In 2018 we worked on the Tecnosoles pilot project applied in the Turmalina area, in La Zanja mining unit, in an area of six hectares for the elaboration of improved soils. Unlike conventional closure processes, this project consists of soils technically generated by man from the use of various organic and inorganic waste.
It is a project that provides benefits from the operational point of view, with more efficient processes for environmental closure or remediation, and at the same time it is a great technological contribution that was born from the search for solutions to reduce water treatment in perpetuity.
Solid waste management is an important matter in our mining units. We have appropriate facilities for the temporary storage of this waste in order to facilitate its subsequent reuse, recycling or sale, depending on the type of material.
We also hire specialized solid waste management service providers (EPS-RS) authorized for the final disposal of hazardous waste, in compliance with the conditions established in the laws currently in force.