Conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable manner.View 2019 Sustainability report
Pan American's core values are: caring for the environment in which we operate, contributing to the long-term development of our host communities, ensuring safe and secure workplaces for our employees, partnering with our employees, local communities and government, and operating transparently.
Our sustainability reports provide detailed information on our environmental, social, economic and health and safety performance.Sustainability Reports
Developing projects in harmony with local communities
Artisanal Weaving Program
In 2004, Pan American created “Alpaca de los Andes” to promote artisanal weaving in communities near our Peruvian mines. This long-running project supports women in creating handmade woven products from the finest Alpaca fibers, enabling them to provide an income for their families and contribute to their local economies. Pan American provides the artisans with the equipment, tools, supplies, training, support and safe work environments. We also support the artisans in receiving a fair price for their creations, far above the rate of other local weaving businesses.
|61||female weavers supported|
|3||independent workshops selling to international markets|
|300+||artisans trained since inception|
In 2016, we piloted a greenhouse program in 11 communities near our San Vicente mine in Potosí, Bolivia - a region with a harsh climate and pockets of extreme poverty. The program was identified and developed in consultation with the community and in response to concerns over the lack of fresh vegetables and children’s poor nutrition. Pan American supports the community in greenhouse construction and maintenance as well as in sustainable food production.
|1,315 m²||land used for production|
Alpaca Breeding Project
Pan American initiated the Alpaca Breeding Project in Huayllay, Peru in 2016 with the vision of improving animal husbandry practices in a holistic manner through breeder training, sanitary practices, fiber quality and ecological conservation. This sustainable economic development project enables breeders to market higher quality fiber and commercialize their alpaca meat. The project is in the process of becoming a share value project with a Peruvian university.
|583||alpacas bred with higher quality fiber|
Responsible environmental management is a cornerstone of our sustainability strategy. We are committed to operating our mines and developing new projects in an environmentally responsible manner.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, suppliers, and community partners where we operate is always a priority for Pan American Silver.
We are committed to fostering positive long-term relationships with our local communities through open and honest communication and ethical and sustainable business practices.
Alamo Dorado Mine Reclamation
Our Alamo Dorado mine completed open pit mining in 2016 and has transitioned to the reclamation phase. See the video of our progress in implementing the largest mine closure program in our history.
years of building trust with local and indigenous communities across Latin America
of the revenue generated by our mines remains in the countries where we operate
material environmental or social incidents in our history