Minimise the environmental impact and footprint of our activities

Our objective is to limit the environmental impact of our operations throughout their lifecycle, minimising the use of non-renewable resources and investing in conservation. Good environmental performance is a fundamental condition for social acceptability of mining projects. We continuously monitor the performance and responsiveness of management with regard to environmental challenges.

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Our operational philosophy is to manage environmental risk and mitigate our impact over the life cycle of a mine. The Group's environmental management systems extend from the exploration phase, to mine development and operation, to closure and restoration. Through our long-term experience in the mining sector, we have identified five main environmental aspects on which our operations have an impact and therefore require control and mitigation.

Energy Reduce unit consumption of energy
Water Reduce unit consumption of fresh water through the recirculation of water
Emissions Contain fugitive dust and minimise unit CO2 emissions from indirect sources of energy
Waste/ Hazardous Material Maximise the rate of reuse of hazardous materials and ensure their proper containment
Biodiversity Minimise disruptions to endemic flora and fauna on our land; mitigate any impact through conservation efforts, relocation and reforestation


  • We engaged some NGOs and researched target setting approaches consistent with the United Nations
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Saucito and Fresnillo obtained the Clean Industry certificate of the Mexican Environmental Authorities
  • The Environment Information System is ready to be rolled-out
  • Environmental plans were evaluated considering the feedback of the internal assessments
  • Our reading programme has been launched benefiting 6,200 children across the Fresnillo, Penmont, Ciénega, San Julián and Guanajuato districts
  • Human development Index and Human Rights have been integrated in our methodology for baseline and perception studies


  • Collaborate with operations to forecast energy and water demand in order to set carbon emissions and water targets
  • Prepare our business units for the Environmental Excellence certification of the Mexican authorities