Corporate Sustainability

RESOLUTE FOCUS ON SAFETY, THE COMMUNITIES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

SSMRC is committed to ensuring the highest standards of safety, environmental sustainability, and community empowerment. We genuinely respect the scarcity of the world’s natural resources and always operate responsibly in the communities where we operate. 

Our sustainability initiatives include reducing our carbon footprint through energy efficiency, limiting waste and environmental pollutants on site, ensuring water quality and availability, and minimizing the impact on wildlife and biodiversity through conservation, reclamation, and recycling efforts.

SSMRC has also taken a proactive approach to minimize its environmental impact by holding itself to the highest environmental standards, including:

  • lining its tailings storage facility to prevent soil and groundwater contamination 
  • creating and maintaining a local nursery for preservation of local vegetation
  • cooling and treatment facilities for water prior to discharge 
  • encasing its crushed ore conveyance system and stockpile to minimize the effect of airborne contaminants and dust contamination to the environment.
We place an emphasis on:
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Energy Efficiency & Consumption
  • Water Conservation & Reuse
  • Wildlife Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

We are always identifying opportunities to minimize our environmental impact while empowering economic vitality in the communities where we operate.

We work to curb and control energy consumption in our mining operations, always aiming to reduce our energy consumption needs and evaluating potential renewable energy sources.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY

GIVING BACK TO OUR HOST COMMUNITIES.

From the very beginning of the company’s history, we’ve felt a deep and meaningful responsibility to give back to the communities that graciously host our operations. SSMRC spends time with local leaders to determine how to make a positive, lasting impact on our neighbors’ lives. 

In the Los Gatos District, SSMRC has invested in the health, education, and environment of our neighboring communities. SSMRC built a health clinic, facilitated health examinations, and executed a cataract surgery campaign to improve general health in the area. Our team partners with local schools to provide a student scholarship program, computer training, and other financial support to assist with education. From an environmental standpoint, SSMRC has installed water tanks, hosted community cleanup days, and has invested in water quality monitoring for the community. 

At Sunshine Complex, SSMRC has given back through education, youth sports, and local nonprofits. We have provided significant donations and support to an after-school food program at the local elementary school, sponsored youth area sports teams, volunteered and contributed money to local food banks, and financially support The Society of Mining Engineers and the Sunshine Miners Memorial.

LOCAL WORKFORCE

EMPOWERING LOCAL WORKERS AND ECONOMIC VITALITY.

SSMRC has strong support from the local communities in which we operate, with over 100 employees from the nearby community working across multiple areas involving the continued underground development and operation of the Cerro Los Gatos surface facilities and mine. Over 99% of the approximately 450 employees at the Cerro Los Gatos Mine are residents of Mexico, highlighting our commitment to the local workforce.

Our commitment to supporting host communities:
  • Hire and train personnel from local communities
  • Provide opportunities through career fairs and youth educational support
  • Purchase materials locally, when available
  • Facilitate access to healthcare
  • Assist local communities with projects that improve the standard of living for their residents