2015 Awards and Achievements
Clean Industry Certification
Since 2011, the Mulatos and El Chanate mines have maintained their respective certification as an Industria Limpia (clean industry) from the Mexican Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA). This certification recognizes the excellence of the mine’s environmental management. It is renewed every two years, after a comprehensive external audit of water consumption and management, air quality (emissions), energy consumption, waste management, soil and vegetation management, fuel consumption and environmental risk-management.
CSR Award from Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI)
For the seventh consecutive year, Alamos – and the Mulatos mine – was recognized as a Socially Responsible Mining Company by CEMEFI, the Mexican Center for Philanthropy and the Alliance for Corporate Responsibility. The El Chanate mine received the same award for the sixth consecutive year. This indicates that mine’s strong background of responsible operations, a tradition that is being maintained under Alamos. CEMEFI also gave El Chanate the 2015 Best Practices in Social Responsibility Award for a project that trained women in sewing, an employable skill.
These awards recognize our employees’ quality of life, our ethics, our community relations, our sustainable use of resources and environmental impact. These operations are two of only 33 mines in Mexico to receive this distinction.
ISO 9001:2008 Certification
ISO 9001:2008 is the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems. The Mulatos mine has been ISO certified since 2010, and its current certification extends to 2016.