Darren Pylot
View from the Top
Darren Pylot
CEO
Capstone Mining
Capstone Mining is a base metals mining company with a focus on copper. It owns and operates the Cozamin polymetallic mine in of Zacatecas.
Darren Pylot
Insight
Darren Pylot
President and CEO
Capstone Mining
Mining models are fundamentally different from any other industry.
Robert Archer
Roundtable
Robert Archer
President and CEO
Great Panther Silver

In 2016, we were given an award in recognition of our sustainability programs from CEMEFI, which marks the sixth consecutive year we have received this honor. At Guanajuato, the mine is in the middle of the city so we really have to work very closely with the local communities. The most important aspect a company must consider when working in close proximity to a city is ensuring it is a good corporate citizen. This includes the way it treats employees, respect for the environment and integration with the community. At the San Ignacio mine right outside the city, the communities are more rural and some do not even have access to drinking water. We are working with them to provide access to these facilities and we are implementing education programs based on recycling, hygiene and other relevant topics.

MMR asked industry leaders about the main obstacles to creating a healthy relationship with these communities and what best practices they use.
Manolo Espinoza
Roundtable
Manolo Espinoza
Manolo Espinoza
Mine Director
ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal operates six facilities in three ports in Mexico. With a steel production capacity of more than 6.5 million t/y and employing more than 8,000 individuals, we are the largest employer in Michoacan state and the Lazaro Cardenas municipality. In 2016 ArcelorMittal Mexico produced 3.11 million tons of steel. Mexico has faced significant challenges in sustainable development in recent years, in being a trusted user of air, land and water, finding more ways to use energy efficiently, and ensuring we have the skills to continue to innovate with the next generation. Production from our Volcan mine in Mexico was unfortunately suspended in October 2015 because of the low iron ore price environment. But we expect shipments to increase in 2017 as we have now restarted production, which increases our capacity by 2 million tons.

In 2016, Mexico ranked 10th on the list of copper producers, fifth for zinc, sixth for lead and 13th for steel.
Darren Pylot
View from the Top
Darren Pylot
President and CEO
Capstone Mining
Capstone Mining is a Canadian base-metals mining company, focused on copper.
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