Pan American Silver recognizes the importance of biodiversity to preserve ecosystems. Our goal is to minimize net habitat loss over the full mining cycle at each of our operations, and return land disturbed by our activities to as close to its natural state as possible.  All our sites have biodiversity conservation management plans.

At our Escobal operation in Guatemala, a baseline study was established in 2009, before the mine was constructed, that determined the presence of different species of wild cats within the property, including Yaguarundis, Ocelots and Tigrillos.

In order to protect the habitat of these feline species, Pan American Silver:

  • Established a baseline for the availability of habitat, resources, feeding and breeding sites
  • Expanded the area preserved for habitat protection
  • Established a forest fire prevention program
  • Prohibited hunting and extraction of flora and fauna on the property
  • Hosted awareness workshops and training in protecting biodiversity

PAS Guatemala received an award from the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala for its work on protecting 3 of the 5 feline species in the country within the Escobal property.

Reporte de Sostenibilidad 2021

Nuestro Reporte de Sostenibilidad 2021 se elabora de acuerdo con las normas de la Iniciativa de Reporte Global (GRI) y se ajusta a la norma del Consejo de Normas de Contabilidad de la Sostenibilidad (SASB). También contiene información en consideración del marco de información del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Divulgación Financiera Relacionada con el Clima (TCFD) y sirve como nuestra Comunicación de Progreso anual para el Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas (PMNU).