Esperanza Silver Implements Sustainable Development Goals
Consistent with the company’s efforts to comply with objectives proposed in the new model of Socially and Environmentally Responsible Mining, Esperanza Silver outlined a new community relationship plan.
Esperanza looks to build a gold and silver mine on the communally used lands of the San Agustín Tetlama community, which lives in Temixco, Morelos. In a bid to follow the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the company is working together with the inhabitants on four strategic pillars consisting of the social, economic, environmental, and cultural environments.
“We designed a strategy that has six fundamental axes. First comes the code of ethics of the company. Within this framework, the issue is the relation with and the respect for the decisions of the central community,” said Ricardo Sierra Oteiza, Biologist and Spokesman, Esperanza Silver.
“We offer Morelos a mining project that incorporates the highest standards regarding of sustainable development, respect to the communities and their human rights and the preservation of cultural heritage, as well as dominant elements of the company’s business activities. In that regard, Esperanza Silver assumes the responsibility of establishing its activities in compliance with the local, national, and international norms regarding environmental issues,” added the spokesman.
The new model is backed up by Esperanza Silver’s Social Investment Plan. In its implementation phase, the plan follows programs in which which the inhabitants of San Agustín Tetlama are invited to participate actively.
The Esperanza project is to be developed on 1,066ha. Despite the project’s development, the company works to preserve Jumil Mountain, which has been flagged by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) toward its conservation.
With these elements, Esperanza Silver’s project will be the first in the state of Morelos that aligns with the National Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.