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CMP and Japan Bank for International Cooperation Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Cooperation in the Field of Carbon Neutral Growth

CMP and Japan Bank for International Cooperation Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Cooperation in the Field of Carbon Neutral Growth

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The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Chile's largest iron ore supplier, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will strengthen their relationship and promote the structuring of projects to increase the resilience of high-quality iron ore supply chains, which contribute to the transition to carbon neutrality in steel production processes. A major memorandum of understanding was signed between the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Pacific Mining Company (CMP) to strengthen the resilience of high-quality iron ore supply chains and thereby contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions in global steel production. Compañía Minera del Pacífico currently has 9 sites distributed between the Atacama and Coquimbo regions of Chile, including mines, plants and ports. It is the main producer of high-quality iron ore on the Pacific coast and in 2023 it reached an all-time production record with 17.3 million tons and shipments of 17.0 million tons. Current customers have valued CMP's progress in terms of decarbonization and improvements to its processes for the quality of its different products in the long term. The company's strategy also includes the development of projects linking its structural projects to enable new phases of growth and development of mining districts, as well as the objective of strengthening cooperation with customers, including Japanese steel companies. For its part, JBIC has...
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CMP is recognized for being the first mining company to reach 60% female participation in its executive committee

CMP is recognized for being the first mining company to reach 60% female participation in its executive committee

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The president of Women In Mining, Ana Salazar, distinguished the company represented by its general manager, Francisco Carvajal, in a ceremony that was also attended by the Minister of Mining, Aurora Williams. Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) received an important recognition for its contribution to inclusion in mining, at the closing of Women's Month, organized by Women in Mining (WIM), with the presence of the Minister of Mining, Aurora Williams, the National Mining Society (Sonami) and relevant industry actors. At the event, the president of WIM Chile, Ana Salazar, presented a recognition to Francisco Carvajal, General Manager of CMP, for the high female participation in its staff (16.5%) and, especially, for being the first national mining company to form its Executive Committee with 60% women. "Diverse teams are talented teams, they add value to organizations. We have various programs that promote the inclusion of women in the different processes of the company, but our great difference with the industry is that, at the level of decision-making, of the executive team, we have made substantial progress and today we have a more than equal committee, therefore, the influence and decision-making is quite marked by that diversity," Francisco Carvajal, general manager of CMP, emphasized. Currently, CMP has 31% of women in supervisory positions, 30% in leadership and 16.5% of female staff CMP and collaborating companies, in addition to a 0% wage gap between men and women. Meanwhile, the minister...
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Compañía Minera del Pacífico, Enel X and Verschae present first fleet of 100% electric buses for mining and inaugurate the first electroterminal in the Atacama Region

Compañía Minera del Pacífico, Enel X and Verschae present first fleet of 100% electric buses for mining and inaugurate the first electroterminal in the Atacama Region

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The project includes the incorporation of 45 new electric buses supplied by renewable energy and the construction of four modern electroterminals, which group 17 charging points for simultaneous supply in the valleys of Huasco, Elqui and Copiapó. Vallenar, September 7, 2023 - With the objective of advancing in the reduction of emissions in its operations, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), together with Verschae and Enel X as strategic partners, became the first private mining company in the country to convert its fleet of conventional buses to 100% electric, which will be supplied by energy from renewable sources. The total project includes 45 new electric buses with an average range of 280 kilometers, which will travel from the cities of Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó, Huasco, Freirina, Vallenar, La Serena and Coquimbo to CMP's mining sites, located in the Copiapó, Huasco and Elqui valleys. In the first stage, 19 Zhongtong brand electric vehicles, represented by Grupo Cabal, will be put into circulation, with Enel X providing financing for the acquisition of the equipment. The rest of the fleet, which will be operated by Flex, will be incorporated in the coming months. For its part, the company Verschae, with more than 70 years providing personnel transportation services in Chile, made the decision to incorporate these new electric buses to its fleet, with the aim of seeking continuous improvement in the quality of its service and working in accordance with the policies...
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CMP secures fleet of electric trucks for its leached tailings project

CMP secures fleet of electric trucks for its leached tailings project

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The first battery-powered mining cargo transport driven by the company arrived at the Planta Pellets facilities in Huasco. With a capacity of 55 tons, a series of industrial pilot tests were carried out for future operation at the depot. Thursday, June 22, 2023 - With the commitment to maximize energy efficiency and reduce emissions in its operations, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) celebrated the arrival of the first electric mining truck built by the company Yutong at its Pellet Plant, located in Huasco, Atacama region. This vehicle is the first of a total fleet of four that are about to be incorporated by the mining company, each with a capacity of 55 tons of cargo. Its main function will be to transport tailings from the unloading building to their final disposal in the Filtered Tailings Deposit (DRF), which is about to start operations. Once the modern truck arrived, a series of pilot tests were carried out inside the Pellet Plant, simulating the transport of the filtered tailings, which is made up of a solid material, easy to handle and with a low percentage of humidity. As a result of the successful results obtained after the trial, CMP secured the purchase of the entire fleet of trucks. "In view of our goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, it is very relevant to announce the unprecedented arrival of the first electric truck at our facilities, which also corresponds to the first Yutong mining vehicle...
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CMP implements fiber optics in educational establishments of Huasco

CMP implements fiber optics in educational establishments of Huasco

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The installation, executed by Entel, allows the connection of up to 380 users per site. In order to strengthen the educational processes of the future young talents of the territory, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) implemented fiber optic connectivity and access points at the Liceo Japón and the José Miguel Carrera School in Huasco. The initiative, executed by the company Entel, allows the connection of up to 380 users in each school, with an optimum level of navigation. This is a significant milestone considering that the surrounding area of the port community has difficult access to information networks. To celebrate the implementation, members of the company's executive committee were present at the establishments, being received by the direct beneficiaries, young people and children students, together with the respective directors and teachers of the educational communities, with which the company maintains a close bond of collaborative work and shared growth. In this respect, the Administration and Finance Manager of CMP, Carlos Sepúlveda, explained that "this is a project that we developed in support of Entel, in which we committed to implement wireless connectivity to facilitate the learning of future talents. To this end, we also installed three Wi-Fi antennas, each with a support of 128 users, making a total of 384 per site". For her part, CMP's Deputy Manager of Huasco Valley Operations, Karla Caballero, said: "We are committed to the territory and to moving forward hand in hand with our neighbors; we are committed to the community....
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Hydroacoustic Observatory will benefit communities in the Coquimbo Region thanks to innovative project

Hydroacoustic Observatory will benefit communities in the Coquimbo Region thanks to innovative project

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- Many families throughout the country live near the sea, however, are they really aware of the marine species that surround them? In order to bring communities closer to the ocean, a Hydroacoustic Observatory will be inaugurated. Raising awareness about the importance of conserving the marine ecosystem is fundamental, especially in coastal areas throughout Chile. Taking into consideration this important objective, the science-based technology company Acústica Marina, together with Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), will launch a Hydroacoustic Observatory so that students, families and entrepreneurs in the town of Chungungo can value the marine species that surround them. This is possible thanks to an innovative network of underwater buoys that capture the hydroacoustic sound of the sea, storing the sounds of the many marine species that inhabit this area of the Coquimbo Region. The creation of this project seeks to educate and involve the community in the knowledge and care of marine fauna through workshops for children and adults. Training will also be provided to artisanal fishermen in the area, so that they will have the tools they need to begin to make tourist tours of interest as a new way of boosting the local economy. "For CMP it is very important to support actions that reinforce our commitment to a sustainable operation that contributes to the territory. Even more so when in this case we are talking about gathering scientific information about whales, and that we can share it with the local community.....
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Students from rural schools in La Serena participate in an interactive visit to Fray Jorge Park for Environmental Month

Students from rural schools in La Serena participate in an interactive visit to Fray Jorge Park for Environmental Month

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As part of the activities to commemorate Environment Month, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) visited the Bosque Fray Jorge National Park together with three rural schools in La Serena. The day was attended by the schools El Romeral, Punta de Teatinos and El Chacay, as well as families from CMP's collaborating companies. During the visit, the students had the opportunity to explore in an interactive way the hydrophilic forest trail, where they could learn about the various species of flora and fauna that inhabit this natural area, as well as learn about the research field that is developed in the place, with the collaboration of professionals from the University of La Serena. "We visited this beautiful park to celebrate and raise awareness about the care of the environment, as well as to teach its preservation. For us, it is of utmost importance to transmit these values to current and future generations, because it is in line with our purpose of contributing to the sustainable development of the territories near our operations," said Javiera Farias, head of environment at CMP's El Romeral Mines. The students' testimonies reflected curiosity, interest and enthusiasm during the visit. Javiera Abatte, from the Punta de Teatinos school, said that "everything was green; the trees, the plants, and there were many with strange names". Bastián Rojas, from El Chacay school, shared that "what I liked most were the trees on the path while we were walking". For Alejandro Vidal, from El Chacay school, "the...
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CMP and Women In Mining Chile sign agreement to promote gender inclusion and equality in mining

CMP and Women In Mining Chile sign agreement to promote gender inclusion and equality in mining

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CMP and Women In Mining Chile sign agreement to promote inclusion and gender equality in mining Through this agreement, the mining company is committed to contribute and support WIM in generating and promoting the participation and professional development of women in the industry. In order to continue promoting gender equality throughout its value chain, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) signed an agreement with Women In Mining Chile (WIM) with the aim of promoting women's participation and making female talent visible in the mining industry. WIM is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the inclusion and professional development of women in all positions of the value chain, empowering and increasing their participation and visibility in the mining industry. "We are very pleased that WIM has chosen La Serena as the kick-off city for Mining Month and, within that context, to receive recognition for advances in the inclusion of women and diversity. We are motivated to actively participate in WIM's activities and, in particular, this agreement makes concrete a commitment that we have been making for some time with initiatives for the inclusion of women, such as 50% in executive positions, which represent the future of diversity and which start with gender equity", said Francisco Carvajal, general manager of CMP.through this agreement, the company undertakes to promote the activities and...
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Jaime Charles Scholarship: we continue to promote the education of young people in the region

Jaime Charles Scholarship: we continue to promote the education of young people in the region

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Compañía Minera del Pacífico announced the award of 69 new scholarships to promote education for students in the Atacama and Coquimbo regions, specifically in the Copiapó, Huasco and Elqui valleys. This benefit bears the name of Jaime Charles, in homage to the former general manager of Grupo CAP, of which CMP is a subsidiary, who dedicated a large part of his life to promoting educational development in the communities neighboring the company's operations. Since the implementation of the scholarship program in 2012, a total of 200 young people have benefited, all of whom have outstanding academic performance. In this way, as a reward for their personal effort, they are given the opportunity to pursue higher education, either professional or technical, in institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education. In addition, the subsidy provided by the mining company is compatible with other types of public and private financial aid, and is valid for the entire period of education, with a limit of up to 24 years of age. "Committed to the sustainable development of the territory and its people, at CMP we firmly believe that education is the most valuable tool for this purpose. We are proud to provide new scholarships to students in the regions where we are present, giving them a key opportunity to develop their skills and thus promote local talent," said Francisco Carvajal, general manager of CMP. At the same time, the company is developing various actions that have allowed it to consolidate,...
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Successful Triathlon held in Huasco

Successful Triathlon held in Huasco

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On Saturday, May 27, a great sporting event took place in the port commune, where more than 55 athletes from various parts of the country gathered to give life to the 'Huasco Triathlon 2023', successfully organized by the Guacolda Sports and Cultural Club of Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP). The triathletes had to overcome three challenges according to their respective categories: Olympic and sprint, starting with swimming at Playa Grande, continuing with cycling along the coastal route to the Baratillo sector, and ending with the stretch of jogging along the coastal promenade to reach the coveted goal. Finally, in the longest distance category, the winners were Cristian Moller and Carolina Almeida, both from the Albatros Club of the Coquimbo region. In the shorter distance category, the winners were Carlos Cortés, from the Triathlon branch of the Universidad Católica Sports Club, and Catalina Araya, an athlete from Huasco.
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Incahuasi, Cachiyuyo and Domeyko organizations close CMP Culture Fund projects

Incahuasi, Cachiyuyo and Domeyko organizations close CMP Culture Fund projects

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Various groups from three localities in the commune of Vallenar met in Incahuasi to conclude the 2023 Culture Fund promoted by Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), where they exhibited their creations and elaborations, including embroidery, handicrafts, crafts and weavings, all accompanied by a sample of local gastronomy. For Inés Araya, president of the "Los Años Dorados" senior citizens' club of Incahuasi, developing the "Tejiendo Tradiciones" project with CMP financing "was a great help, we went crazy, we started to buy clay, wool and little things that we didn't know either because many of them are between 70 and 80 years old and now they are learning to sew. Here there are beautiful things from all the ladies, where each one has her effort and different things... it is something beautiful", she emphasized excited. For its part, the group of local farmers rescued their typical ancestral dishes under a slogan that presented delicacies such as churrascas and roast kid. "We wanted to make a fair where each family could show their products and, at the same time, sell them. Making an extra resource in each locality was super relevant," added Nule Riquelme, treasurer of the Crianceros de Cachiyuyo Committee. With a focus on historical value, Luisa Villalobos, president of the Diaguita Community of Cachiyuyo, Mishqui Guintui, highlighted the aims of the "Embroidering History" project. "Our ancestors worked a lot doing weaving, embroidery, spinning wool, weaving with cotton, all those kinds of things and thanks to this project we were able to make a part of it to rescue our Diaguita culture," she said. In the same way,...
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CMP and Caldera's fishing organizations sign important collaboration agreement

CMP and Caldera's fishing organizations sign important collaboration agreement

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The initiative contemplates an investment of close to US$4.9 million for the development of the sector over a period of four years. Caldera, April 2023 - In order to promote shared growth between the artisanal fishing sector of Caldera and Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), a collaboration agreement was signed between organizations of the commune and CMP, which renews and expands the work that has been carried out jointly since 2007. This instrument will allow the promotion of actions focused on the socio-productive value chain of the entities, consolidating their integral development through a permanent and long-term relationship. This initiative will directly benefit close to 1,300 members belonging to 30 unions and cooperatives of artisanal fishermen, shellfish divers, shore gatherers, purse seine crew members, boat skippers and participants in related activities in the territory, with a total investment of US$4.9 million over the four years of the agreement. Similarly, if the number of direct family members of the beneficiaries is considered, the support amounts to more than five thousand people. On behalf of the organizations, Miguel Ávalos, president of the Caldera Fishermen's Corporation and the Falucheros Union, said: "We appreciate this agreement and the fact that CMP dignifies the work of the fishermen and that they have taken the time to take an x-ray of us and analyze our needs through work tables during 2022. From this same work, we can say that our objectives for the coming years...
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We stand out in emissions reduction with the first natural gas and diesel ship to arrive in Chile

We stand out in emissions reduction with the first natural gas and diesel ship to arrive in Chile

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Reaching a new milestone in Chilean mining, Puerto Guacolda II of Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) received the arrival of the first natural gas and fuel hybrid vessel for the transport of mining bulk, becoming an example of energy efficiency and protection of the marine ecosystem. Mount Ita is a bulk carrier vessel and was launched this year 2023. Its main innovation is its dual power system, which allows it to reduce CO2 emissions by 43% compared to traditional vessels, thus anticipating the suggestions of the International Maritime Organization's agenda for 2030. The welcoming ceremony was attended by the Huasco provincial presidential delegate, Rodrigo Loyola; the mayor of Huasco, Genaro Briceño; the seremis of Mining, Carlos Ulloa, of Energy, Alberto González, and of Transport, Carla Orrego; in addition to the port captain of Huasco, Benjamín Schmidt; the captain of the Mount Ita, Marek Woznick, and members of the executive committee of CMP, headed by the general manager, Francisco Carvajal. The executive highlighted that the arrival of Mount Ita is in line with CMP's strategy of promoting sustainable mining for the development of the territory and its people. "The iron we have in Chile is unique. It has high quality and that implies advantages for creating a more sustainable steel at a global level, because it helps to reduce the amount of raw materials and energy used in the steelmaking process, which is reinforced with a marine transport that also reduces emissions",...
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STEM: robotics workshop held for 7th and 8th grade girls

STEM: robotics workshop held for 7th and 8th grade girls

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With the aim of promoting education as a key tool for the development of the territories, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), in collaboration with the company Finning, launched the Educational Robotics Workshop aimed at 7th and 8th grade girls from different schools in the provinces of Huasco and Elqui, in the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo, respectively. The objective of the dynamics was to strengthen skills and knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), so that from an early age they can consider new areas of professional development in the main productive industries of the country, without gender bias. This becomes relevant in light of the statistics presented by UN Women in 2020, which indicate that in Chile less than 34% of researchers are women, only 12% of graduates specialize in careers related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and 17% are engineers. "At CMP, we believe that education is a fundamental pillar for progress in this direction. Through our skills development program, in collaboration with the Alfadeca project, the Local Public Education Service and the Vinculo project, we are bringing science, engineering, technology and mathematics closer to the next generations. We want this experience to be memorable and pave the way for more women to join STEM majors and incorporate them into their lives, so that they can achieve academic and professional development....
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Trials advance on project to cover DRF with native flora species

Trials advance on project to cover DRF with native flora species

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In the search for a sustainable solution for the disposal of tailings from the Pellets Plant in Huasco, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) launched an ecological restoration project that will cover the material resulting from the production of iron from the site with species of flora native to the area. This will be possible thanks to phytotechnology, a discipline that uses native vegetation to address environmental challenges and, in this case, to rehabilitate the ecosystem that will be intervened by the Filtered Tailings Deposit (DRF) being built by CMP. Tailings correspond to the pressed and filtered rock after the iron extraction process, in which no chemical or toxic elements are used. On the contrary, magnets and grinding are used, so the material is inert and can be covered with granular material and sand to allow the development of plant species in the DRF. The project, a pioneer in Chile and which will provide scientific knowledge in an area so far little explored, is being carried out by the School of Architecture of the Catholic University, the Faculty of Engineering of the Catholic University of Valparaiso and the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology of the University of Santiago de Chile. As CMP's Superintendent of Environmental Projects, Claudio Masson, explains, "the advantage of phytotechnology is that it solves an environmental challenge through vegetation, which is a long-term, less invasive, nature-based solution with greater benefits, since in the medium term...
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Pellet Plant celebrates its 45th anniversary, outlining new challenges

Pellet Plant celebrates its 45th anniversary, outlining new challenges

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March 15, 1978 was a historic day for the port town of Huasco and its people. And is that during the day that Wednesday was officially inaugurated Pellet Plant and Port Guacolda II of Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), becoming the main source of employment and economic growth of the territory. The construction of the Pellet Plant, catalogued at the time as the second largest of its kind in the world, involved the participation of more than three thousand workers, Americans, Japanese and, mostly, Chileans, who came up with ingenious initiatives to assemble the dantesque structures. With the plant and port operating, with a nominal production capacity of 3.5 million tons per year, the continuity of Minas El Algarrobo was assured, another historic CMP site in the Huasco Valley, where thousands of families, directly and indirectly linked to the company, established networks of support and affection that have transcended generations. In recent years, as part of CMP's strategy to promote a different kind of mining, a work plan has been implemented to help continue supplying quality iron to the national and international steel industry, taking into account the most modern and demanding environmental standards. "We are committed to facing the challenges of the future, listening to the community and incorporating technologies that improve our processes, in order to continue walking together with workers, collaborators and neighbors towards a sustainable mining activity that continues to contribute value to the territory," says Marcos Sarmiento, CMP Valle del Cauca operations assistant manager.
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We support the UCN Coquimbo's Social Pre-University program.

We support the UCN Coquimbo's Social Pre-University program.

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Since 2017, the Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo branch, has been carrying out its Social Pre-university, through its Pastoral and Christian Culture department, a project born from the students of the house of studies so that young people in fourth grade and graduates can opt for a free pre-university in order to prepare for the Higher Education Access Test (PAES). Under this slogan, in the framework of the launching of its 2023 version, a collaboration agreement was signed between the Universidad Católica del Norte and Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), which will sponsor the initiative, benefiting 50 young people from the commune of Coquimbo, also marking an accompaniment in the process through motivational talks by professionals from the company. This alliance integrates the commitment of both entities to improve the quality of life and equity in the territories and their communities, mainly in the sectors linked to their respective activities, in addition to promoting the development of people and internally mobilizing those who are part of these organizations, such as students and workers. In this sense, the Vice Rector of the UCN Coquimbo Campus, Dr. Elvira Badilla, emphasized that "for us, as an institution, clearly the UCN Social Pre-University is a very important program because of its transcendence and relevance. Thanks to this agreement we will be able to reach more students and improve opportunities for our young people as part of our social responsibility, as stated in our institutional mission. This is a virtuous alliance, as it allows us, as an institution of higher education, to continue...
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We started professional internships for students in the Atacama and Coquimbo regions.

We started professional internships for students in the Atacama and Coquimbo regions.

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The 2023 process began with 89 students from professional technical high schools and 44 university students from the country. 133 students from technical high schools and universities will begin their internship at CMP's operations in the Copiapó, Huasco and Elqui valleys. After a pleasant welcome ceremony, the students were sent to their corresponding areas, from where they will develop a two-month process that will allow them to consolidate the knowledge acquired in the classroom, thus advancing in their academic studies and finishing their careers, respectively. Francisco Carvajal, General Manager of CMP, pointed out that "this process, which is carried out every year, has become a tradition for us, inviting students from both high school and university careers related to our processes to do their professional internships; and very focused on the territories with the entities that are close to our sites. It is very important because we are building a relationship with the students, getting to know what they have learned and allowing them to become familiar with the work of the company". It should be noted that this initiative is part of the company's "Vínculo" project, which includes professional internships throughout the year for nine high schools in the Atacama and Coquimbo regions. Herman Torres, who is in his fourth year of Chemical Civil Engineering at the Universidad Federico Santa María, commented: "It is very satisfying to be able to do my professional internship at CMP. I am very grateful and surprised by the reception we have received, especially for the affection that emanates from the...
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Caldera Impulsa III: Initiative succeeds in delivering 24 food carts to entrepreneurs of the commune

Caldera Impulsa III: Initiative succeeds in delivering 24 food carts to entrepreneurs of the commune

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 The entrepreneurs also received advice and training to enable them to fully develop their businesses. The initiative has benefited more than 164 businesses in three years. January 20, 2023. Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), Aguas Cap, the Municipality of Caldera and Desafío Levantemos Chile delivered food carts to 24 entrepreneurs in the community as part of the "Caldera Impulsa III" initiative. The program lasted six months, during which the entrepreneurs received training in formalization, finances, social networks and personalized advice, ending with the delivery of the carts so that they can start the summer season developing and strengthening their businesses in the area. Brunilda González Anjel, Mayor of Caldera, said "with this we make happy small entrepreneurs who previously worked informally or without adequate sanitary conditions. This is thanks to the commitment we have made together with all our Productive Development team and the support of the private sector. Here we have thought of an integral development of our commune, not only benefiting those people with greater needs, but also training in a correct productive and tourist development, for example, the carts have QR codes of the attractions of our commune, it is not only to settle down to sell. In addition, these carts will be distributed in various sectors of the commune, Playa Barranquilla, El Pulpo, Pulpito, Ramada, Rodillo and Caldera". CMP's sustainability manager, Patrick McNab, said that "we are very happy with this third version of the program. We look forward to...
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We are the first mining company to promote an executive committee with gender parity

We are the first mining company to promote an executive committee with gender parity

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Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) announced the appointment of three new managers to its executive committee, which as of March 1, 2023 will be made up of five women and five men. In this way, the company became the first mining company to achieve gender parity in executive positions, increasing the participation of women in these roles from 40% to 50%. The decision is part of the company's sustainability strategy, aligned in turn with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda, and reinforces the work deployed in recent years to create a different mining linked to the territory and its people in the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo. Likewise, the designated professionals were incorporated into their new positions in accordance with the internal succession work promoted by the company. They are Makarina Orellana, former Planning Manager, who is now Operations Manager; Claudia Monreal, former Assistant Development Manager of the Project Development Department, who is now Planning and Development Manager; and Paulina Andreoli, former Assistant Environment Manager, who is heading the new Environment and Climate Change Department. Commenting on her appointments, Makarina Orellana stated that "being the first woman in the history of the national mining industry to assume the management of all the operations of a company is a source of pride and a great challenge. I believe that this appointment represents the purpose that we have in...
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We participated in the campaign "Atacama Helps the South".

We participated in the campaign "Atacama Helps the South".

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Following the fires that occurred in the southern part of the country this summer, the Regional Government, the Presidential Delegation and the various departments and other agencies of the Atacama region joined in a campaign to support the disaster area. Together with them, CMP and other mining companies such as Candelaria, Caserones, Atacama Kozan and Pucobre, plus agricultural companies and public and private institutions, more than 100 tons of aid were collected and distributed in seven trucks sent to the commune of Quillón, in the Ñúble region. One of the main efforts of the government was to coordinate the support of the mining industry, which helped with various items such as food, water, tools and personal protection equipment, among others. The Seremi of Mining, Carlos Ulloa, said that "we would like to thank the help we have received from the main mining companies in our region. All of them have formally collaborated and there are still companies that will continue to provide assistance". María Cristina Ruidiaz, head of CMP's territorial management in the Copiapó Valley, said that "it is important for CMP to participate in events that unite us as a region, where the alliance between the mining industry, local and regional governments and companies from other sectors generates a great strength to contribute our grain of sand and help the territories that need it most at this time".
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With 950 passengers, the magic of the Christmas Train returns to the Valley

With 950 passengers, the magic of the Christmas Train returns to the Valley

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The magic of Christmas, the emotion of experiencing a unique trip and the memories of yesteryear were the protagonists in the return of the Christmas Train, a journey organized by Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) and Ferronor in which more than 950 people participated: neighbors of the communities, workers of the aforementioned companies and their families. The trip, which took place on Wednesday, December 21, included six trips through the towns of Vallenar, Freirina and Huasco, using two specially-equipped wagons. On each of the routes, passengers had the opportunity to enjoy a Christmas play, sing Christmas carols and observe the landscapes of the province from another perspective, mixing the enthusiasm of a new adventure for children, and the awakening of past experiences among adults. In this regard, CMP's Operations Manager, César Garrido, who was part of the Maitencillo - Las Tablas itinerary, emphasized that "this good initiative brings us even closer to our communities and also to the railway transportation process. As a company and the organizing team we are very happy for the participation and happiness reflected in the neighbors of the territory, and we hope to continue promoting this type of meetings". Words in line with those expressed by the Deputy Manager of Operations CMP Valle del Huasco, Marcos Sarmiento: "sustainable development is achieved in this way, with activities that are of great value for the holiday that is approaching, we as a company, and the people of the environment where we are operating. We are resuming this Christmas Train and...
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Artisanal fishing women meet and organize to consolidate their leadership in Atacama

Artisanal fishing women meet and organize to consolidate their leadership in Atacama

Territory
Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), in direct line with its purpose, seeks to promote gender equity, highlight the role of women and contribute to their sustainable development in the territory. In this sense, the company has joined the initiative Mesa de la Mujer de la Pesca Artesanal y Actividades Conexas de Atacama, which seeks to consolidate its leadership in the region and provide opportunities to promote their work. All this in conjunction with the regional government and the respective communal governments. Under this slogan, and to date, two fruitful meetings have been held. In the first, held in Caldera, the more than 50 participants shared their personal and collective experiences, analyzing and defining the elements that should be considered in the public management of the corresponding organizations. Five round tables were also formed during the meeting, based on key issues in the planning of support programs and instruments: health; education and training; habitability, connectivity and basic services; safety; and productive development. Recently, at the second meeting held at the CMP's Las Tablas Country Club in Freirina, the women drew up a work agenda based on the results obtained in the aforementioned roundtables. The activity was attended, as in the first instance, by the regional governor, Miguel Vargas; the mayor of Freirina, César Orellana; executives of Compañía Minera del Pacífico; and authorities and professionals from various ministerial secretariats. This second meeting in the province of Huasco had among its participants representatives and delegates from...
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We are recognized as having the lowest accident rate in the Chilean mining industry

We are recognized as having the lowest accident rate in the Chilean mining industry

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Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) was recognized with the "Explotación de Minas y Canteras" award for its 6 million hours worked without occupational accidents during the year 2021, positioning itself as the company with the lowest incident rate in the mining industry. This recognition is granted by the Chilean National Safety Council to companies, industries and institutions that have achieved the lowest frequency rate in occupational accident risks, injuries and occupational diseases. The company was also recognized in the "Annual National Distinctions" categories for its constant concern for the safety of its workers and collaborators. "This award recognizes the conscious effort we make at CMP to place our employees at the center of the company, to have a safe job that results in health for them, wellbeing for their families and sustainable operations for us, which has allowed us to achieve the best standards in the industry in this area. They are part of the heart of our processes and it is from there that we are building a different, sustainable mining industry that grows with the territory and its people", said CMP's general manager, Francisco Carvajal, after receiving the award. This distinction reflects CMP's downward trend in recent years, defined by its operational model, Process Risk Management (PRM), to identify risks, evaluate them and control them effectively. Macarena Herrera, CMP's Occupational Health and Safety Manager, referred to the joint work carried out during the year with...
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Launch of the second version of the Culture Fund in the Elqui Valley

Launch of the second version of the Culture Fund in the Elqui Valley

Territory
Together with the residents of the Covico and Fedeco sectors of Coquimbo, Compañía Minería del Pacífico launched the second version of its Culture Fund for the year 2022, in an emotional and unprecedented event that made those present sing, dance and cry. The activity had a colorful staging, which served as a perfect complement to the presentations of the Covico and Fedeco Neighborhood Councils, the Hijos de la Covico Social and Cultural Group, the 'Raíces del Pueblo de Guayacán' Senior Citizens Club and the Community Orchestra of the 'Guayacán Te Mueve' Group. This CMP initiative seeks to enhance the artistic and heritage expression of community and social organizations in the territories near the production sites. In the first version, this fund financed guitar workshops, dance classes, cooking workshops, the renovation of musical instruments, a community voice festival and even a mural painting in the fishermen's cove of Guayacán. "We are happy and very proud to have convened more than 150 people in this 2022 launch, particularly in these historic sectors of Coquimbo (Covico and Fedeco). Our purpose is to make a different mining, connecting people and our company. This fund is an opportunity for people to express themselves, organize themselves and, finally, carry out a variety of cultural and artistic expressions," said the head of Territorial Management, Andrés Pizarro. The artistic interventions of the launching event were carried out by the neighbors themselves. From children and...
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From Vallenar to the world: EDUFEST captivates Huasco students

From Vallenar to the world: EDUFEST captivates Huasco students

Territory
On October 4 and 5, Vallenar was the epicenter of the second version of the International Educational Theater Festival: EDUFEST, which featured in-person performances at the Algarrobo Sports Club of CMP, where schools of the Local Public Education Service (SLEP) - Huasco were part of six plays from Chile and Argentina that, at the same time, were transmitted via streaming to 61 Spanish-speaking countries. In addition, and in line with the content of the performances, the festival included a program called 'Edufest in the Classroom', which included activities of recognition and emotional management in students of the territory, promoting respect among peers and strengthening their affective capacities and social skills. How was EDUFEST born? In the midst of the covid-19 pandemic and faced with the impossibility of carrying out events in person, a group of young artists and cultural managers took the initiative to reconvert their work at the educational level, taking it from the theater to the online modality. All this, promoted through the 'Corporación Cultural Longitud 70'. This is how the International Educational Theater Festival: EDUFEST was born, whose first version, scheduled for August 2021, was in charge of national companies and representatives from Spain and Argentina, gathering a massive and international audience of children, youth and families. This project originated with the objective of offering educational communities access - free of charge - to the performing arts, enriching, at the same time, their educational processes. This goal has been enriched thanks to the support of private enterprise,...
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Successful literacy support program expands in the territory

Successful literacy support program expands in the territory

Territory
In 2020, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) and the Sara Raier de Rassmuss Foundation joined forces to bring the Alfadeca program to the territory, which promotes literacy skills in elementary school children. Thus, through counseling and training spaces, the renowned program was implemented in classrooms of the Mireya Zuleta and José Miguel Carrera schools in Huasco and Alejandro Noemí Huerta in Freirina, with fruitful results to date. Recently, and after adding schools in the municipalities of La Higuera and Coquimbo, we managed to replicate this successful program in the educational processes of the schools El Olivar de Huasco Bajo, Virginia San Ramón de Maitencillo and Moisés López Trujillo de Canto del Agua. Along with the implementation of Alfadeca, CMP promoted a Corporate Volunteering program for workers to accompany students in reading stories. In this regard, the company's People Manager, Carolina Lomuscio, said that "we made an open call to all our staff, with the aim that they contribute as story readers for children, reinforcing the program, which is in line with our purpose of promoting the sustainable development of the territories where we are present and their people". It is worth mentioning that within the framework of the alliance, support material has been provided to teachers, classroom teams and students, and spaces for teacher training and support have been created. The Alfadeca program is a methodology that was born...
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We are the first private mining company to implement a 40-hour workday.

We are the first private mining company to implement a 40-hour workday.

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As of October of this year, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) became the first private mining company in the country to introduce a 40-hour work week, as has been happening in different productive sectors nationwide. Through the implementation of this measure, the company seeks to maintain its productivity, generating flexibility and promoting a better balance between the work, family and personal life of its workers. This decision was taken after an exhaustive process of analysis and collaborative work between the company and its ten unions, belonging to the three production valleys in the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo. It should be noted that the company has 99% unionization of its teams. "Today, the workers and executives of CMP agree on the need to improve our working environments, especially considering the vision and voice of the people," said the general manager of Compañía Minera del Pacífico, Francisco Carvajal. The executive added that "we have the desire to better reconcile work with family and personal life, since 98% of our workers live in the communities where they operate", this being one of the key factors behind the determination, prior to the parliamentary debate, to reduce the working day from 45 to 40 hours a week. The measure was welcomed by the president of the National Iron and Steel Federation, Carlos Moya, who said: "it is a win-win for us and we appreciate the fact that the company has...
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More than 80 thousand people visited the Dinosaur Expo

More than 80 thousand people visited the Dinosaur Expo

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxe4XQYGitI&t=1s   Con el objetivo de fortalecer la puesta en valor del patrimonio local como estrategia para el desarrollo integral del territorio, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) y la Corporación de Investigación y Avance de la Paleontología e Historia Natural (CIAHN-Atacama) generaron una alianza para traer hasta el territorio la exposición “Dinosaurios, más allá de la extinción”, del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (MNHN). La muestra, considerada la más grande y diversa del país en su clase, pasó por las comunas de Vallenar, Caldera, Copiapó y Coquimbo, donde fue visitada por más de 80 mil vecinos y vecinas, principalmente niños y niñas. La exhibición corresponde a un recorrido guiado por la evolución de estos fascinantes animales, desde sus orígenes hace más de 230 millones de años, hasta mostrar parte de la diversidad de sus descendientes directos, las aves. Los partícipes presenciaron calcos de esqueletos, ordenados en sentido temporal, de las especies más representativas de dinosaurios sudamericanos, incluyendo el famoso Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, uno de los ejemplares más interesantes en descubrimientos recientes. Con una impresionante puesta en escena, “Dinosaurios, más allá de la extinción” entregó una experiencia integradora, en la cual se mezclaron extraordinarias representaciones, paneles con la información actualizada sobre el tema y magníficas reconstrucciones de apariencias en vida. Al respecto, el gerente general de Compañía Minera del Pacífico, Francisco Carvajal, manifestó que “estamos muy contentos de la gran convocatoria que hemos tenido en esta muestra, la que ha sido muy didáctica y educativa para nuestros vecinos y vecinas y, en particular, los niños y niñas...
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Guayacán neighbors learn masonry and plumbing trades

Guayacán neighbors learn masonry and plumbing trades

Territory
During the last few months, a total of 16 residents of the town of Guayacán deepened their knowledge of ceramic tile and floating floor installation techniques, masonry, as well as the application of paint on different surfaces, complying with safety, quality and environmental standards, all thanks to an initiative between Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) and INACAP. The course included a program of more than 160 hours of training, which meant that the participants contributed to the livelihood of their families. This was pointed out by student Ernestina Marinay, who said that "we started from nothing, the teacher was very motivating, the classmates were the same and (this training) will help us to build our own houses and, in addition, continue with the dream of creating our own company". In this sense, the course provided the necessary tools to repair walls, stucco, structural elements such as beams and pillars, and plumbing. "We are proud of those who have participated in this job training, many of them are housewives who have made great efforts to acquire new tools and thus achieve better economic opportunities and independence, which is part of our commitment to contribute to the shared growth of the territories," said Yasmina Cortés, CMP's Territorial Management Superintendent. Víctor Nieto, Director of INACAP Continuing Education for the Atacama and Coquimbo regions, emphasized that "this is a great strategic alliance with the company CMP, which allows us to reach the communities, train them, provide them with a trade and encourage mobility...
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Caldera students receive support to be part of sustainable competition in Sweden

Caldera students receive support to be part of sustainable competition in Sweden

Territory
In an emotional ceremony, a symbolic check for $10 million was presented to two students of the Manuel Blanco Encalada High School, through a public-private partnership between the Municipality of Caldera and Compañía Minera del Pacífico - CMP. The students Nicolás Sierralta and Ferdy Hernández, together with their teacher Sergio Julio, developed since 2018 the project called "Use of human hair filters in artisanal fishing vessels to capture hydrocarbon residues in bilge maneuvers, 2nd stage", with which they will participate in the "Junior Water Prize" competition in Stockholm, known as the Junior Nobel of Water. To achieve this objective, the scientific team of the educational establishment required great economic support to pay for the trip and stay in Stockholm, which was made possible thanks to the collaboration agreement that the municipality has with the company CMP. "We are really happy to support them. This is absolutely linked to our way of understanding the relationship with the community. It points directly to two of the most relevant aspects of our strategy, which are sustainability and integration and shared growth with the territories. This project also presents a practical solution to a problem, with means at hand and reinforcing recycling and reusing waste to create a new idea and product," emphasized Patrick McNab, Sustainability Manager of CMP. Today, people around the world are looking to combat climate change, and this international award, which encourages young people to take an interest in...
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Progress is being made on measures to improve environmental management in Guayacán

Progress is being made on measures to improve environmental management in Guayacán

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Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) is implementing a series of measures to improve the environmental management of the port of Guayacán, as part of the agreements reached with the community to consolidate a sustainable operation in the short and medium term. The work plan includes the recommendations of Worley, an Australian engineering firm that is an expert in ports, which prepared a five-year work plan to contribute to the reduction of particulate matter emissions into the air from the operation of the Port of Guayacán. The measures include the modernization of the ore stacking system at the port, which includes the replacement of the stacker arm, the encapsulation of the conveyor belts and the encapsulation of the material transfer systems, with the aim of improving the operational standard of the site. It should be recalled that in January 2022, the company stopped operations for one month to carry out maintenance and improvement of its facilities, both at Minas El Romeral and on the railway and port. This included the replacement of hoppers and chutes that receive the material, installation of covers on conveyor belts at the port, paving of the mine's interior roads and welding of rails and improvement of the railroad superstructure. Another relevant measure is the creation of a control and alert protocol for port operations in the event of wind gusts of more than 7.0 m/s. This monitoring allows for the reinforcement of humidity measures. This monitoring allows reinforcing wetting measures in piles/roads and reducing...
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More knowledge, better use: delivering organic matter to Huasco farmers

More knowledge, better use: delivering organic matter to Huasco farmers

Territory
As part of the Agroemprende program, which aims to provide advice and support for the sustainable work of farms in the territory, CMP delivered kilos of organic material to 19 farmers in Huasco and its surroundings. This contribution, which is characterized by being a high quality material at national level, was given in parts during the year 2021, yielding significant results to date, with a higher and better production. The delivery, consigned in the plot Los Olivos de Bellavista, comes to complement the progress of the course 'Efficient Soil Management', through which farmers have been trained to perform a correct analysis of their soils, understanding different parameters such as texture, structure, porosity, color and PH level, among others. In this regard, German Rojo, a farmer from the La Arena sector, said that "this support is very good, last year I received it and the yields were 50-70% higher. Of course, it is different now, because we have a better knowledge of the soil, which allows us to generate a follow-up so that the production is improving". The farmer Uberlinda Godoy, who belongs to the same sector, explained that "we are very happy with this new support. We have received different contributions, such as fertilizer, which have allowed production to improve and our family's land to improve. All this has been complemented with the knowledge provided in the soil course".
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Outstanding security management in 2021

Outstanding security management in 2021

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Two awards for its commitment to the development of safe, sustainable and inclusive mining were granted to Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) by the Regional Mining Safety Committee (Coresemin), one of the main institutions that promote prevention in the Atacama region. The company won first place among mining companies in the category "Best Safety Management of the Year 2021", a recognition of CMP's excellence and discipline to increase risk control in each of its processes. The company was also recognized for its commitment to female leadership, receiving the "Inclusion of Women in Mining" distinction, which is especially evident in executive positions, with 40% of the workforce participating at this decision-making level. "This type of recognition fills us with pride, because it is the result of the commitment we all have at CMP to take care of our people, give value to our territories and develop sustainable mining", says Francisco Carvajal, general manager of the company. The executive also emphasized that, in this search for excellence, the inclusion of women has been relevant to bring diversity to the teams. "We have set out to move forward in line with the new times and integrate different points of view that enrich our people and, ultimately, our management. That is why we are increasingly incorporating women in executive positions, reaching 40% of female staff at this level this year, compared to 0% in 2019," he says. These objectives achieved by CMP, and...
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Children from Guayacán share with Chocolo the dog and his friends.

Children from Guayacán share with Chocolo the dog and his friends.

Territory
A thousand people arrived this Wednesday, August 31, at the esplanade of the Guayacán church to celebrate the closing of the month of children, an activity organized by Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) to provide an unforgettable afternoon of recreation and entertainment for the family. The main attraction for the children was the Chocolo Dog and his friends, who made the crowd of chocolovers laugh, dance and sing, who came with their parents and grandparents to sing along to hits such as "Los bailes del Chocolo", "Juguemos en el campo" and "Adivina, adivina", performed with Josefina the hen, Pancho the pig, Moñito the monkey and Lila. During the event, CMP's Territorial Management Superintendent, Yasmina Cortés, said that for the company "it is very important to collaborate with this type of activities for the family, because we understand that the promotion of culture and entertainment are key for people to have a better quality of life". And in that line, María Díaz, one of the attendees who came with her daughter to see the children's show, valued the opportunity "because there were a lot of people and we enjoyed it a lot, it was super entertaining to have the possibility of attending and that it was free", the same fun that Sofía, a little girl who happily said "I had a great time and I liked all the songs", also shared. The show not only included Perro Chocolo, but also the presentations of the magician Héctor Lion, the folk trio "Los Compadres" and the singer Ana María...
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Call for 100 women leaders in the Huasco Valley

Call for 100 women leaders in the Huasco Valley

Territory
Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), committed to the sustainable development of the territory and its people, and as part of its Acción Emprende program, will reward the good ideas and efforts of 100 women leaders in the province of Huasco, who will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative business incubation program. The call is open to one hundred women entrepreneurs from the municipalities of Huasco, Freirina and Vallenar, who stand out in various productive sectors, such as tourism, gastronomy, business, trade and services, creative industries, public sector, mining, among others. Those selected will receive a series of strategic tools for planning, management, communication and sales, focusing on the identity of the entrepreneur in order to be recognized, differentiate themselves and grow their business idea. The project will feature prominent speakers, mentors and national and international experts. "We understand that the pandemic has pushed many women to reinvent themselves and create new ventures, and as a company we want to support this initiative that will help the sustainable development of many entrepreneurs, who are a fundamental pillar in the families of the territory," said CMP's general manager, Francisco Carvajal, who was recently named ambassador of the Hay Mujeres Foundation, due to the company's commitment to inclusion and female leadership. Winners During the experience, the leaders will go through different stages, ending with the definition of a group of winners, who will have the opportunity to take a trade mission trip to Buenos Aires, where they will be linked to mentors...
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Together with Finning, we promote STEM disciplines in Vallenar and Huasco.

Together with Finning, we promote STEM disciplines in Vallenar and Huasco.

Territory
The event, held on Saturday, August 27 at the Algarrobo sports center in Vallenar, was aimed at promoting, from an early age, skills and knowledge in STEM disciplines, i.e. science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in the hope of developing their cognitive evolution and influencing the vocational decisions of future local female talent. In addition, workshops on unconscious biases were conducted by Loba Teatro, aimed at the parents of the participating girls, so that they can support them in promoting a life with fewer gender gaps and stereotypes. In this regard, Daniela Flores, Corporate Communications Manager at Finning South America, explained that "with these initiatives we seek that young women contemplate different alternatives in their future when making vocational decisions and that they are not afraid or lack the skills to opt for careers that have traditionally been chosen by men. In this way, we contribute to giving them the possibility of working in positions that have historically been masculinized. Meanwhile, Francisco Carvajal, general manager of CMP, said: "We continue to consolidate our vision that diversity, in all its forms, is fundamental for growth, not only in our company, but also in everyday life. We must continue to develop the vocational awakening of girls in the Huasco Valley, so that they can pursue careers that were mistakenly thought to be designed for men. Here we are planting a very fruitful seed for each of them, their families, and the territory in general". From the Universidad Católica del...
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Sonami distinguishes the sustainable development of the Magnetite Plant

Sonami distinguishes the sustainable development of the Magnetite Plant

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As part of the commemoration of Miners' and Mining Day, the National Mining Society (Sonami) and the Tierra Amarilla Mining Association presented the San Lorenzo award to Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) for its commitment to the creation of sustainable mining in the Atacama region. The institutions recognized the sustainable development of its plant, Planta Magnetita, which is the largest mining recycling project in the country and one of the largest in the world, extracting iron from copper tailings, mostly from Minera Candelaria. "We were recognized as a large mining company that contributes to the sustainable development of Tierra Amarilla and Atacama, through the Magnetita Plant, an example of circular economy and sustainable operation," said Francisco Carvajal, general manager of CMP, who also emphasized that in 2021 this project processed 19.1 million metric tons of tailings. It should be noted that 100% of the water supply for the Magnetite Plant comes from ocean sources, and the ore is transported via a 120-kilometer subway concentrator pipeline to CMP's Puerto Punta Totoralillo, in the Caldera district. It also has the potential to receive iron ore and tailings from third parties, coming from small and medium mining in the sector, activating part of the local economy and contributing to the solution of a historical problem in the territory, the unused tailings near the community. The distinction represented by 'San Lorenzo', patron saint of mining,...
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New application process for entrepreneurship and sports funds in Huasco has begun.

New application process for entrepreneurship and sports funds in Huasco has begun.

Territory
Committed to the shared growth of the territories, and for the third consecutive year, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) invites entrepreneurs, micro-entrepreneurs and athletes from the province of Huasco to apply for its 'Emprende', 'Reactiva' and 'Vive el Deporte en Huasco' funds, respectively, which have a financing amount of up to 1 million pesos. In the case of the 'Emprende' fund, which aims to support the formulation of a project to implement a business idea or strengthen an existing one, it is aimed at entrepreneurs in Huasco without starting activities in the first category before the SII, and those of Freirina and Vallenar who are enrolled in the CMP's Acción Emprende program. The 'Reactiva' fund is aimed at micro-entrepreneurs in Huasco who have started their activities in the first category before the SII, and those in Freirina and Vallenar registered in the Acción Emprende program, who have been economically affected by the consequences of the covid-19 health emergency. In this way, the program seeks to boost community commerce. In turn, the fund 'Vive el Deporte en Huasco' -which aims to promote the practice in an inclusive manner and strengthening collective values; facilitate the acquisition of implements; and contribute to the projection of local talent- can apply to non-profit sports organizations in the commune, which have legal personality, current directory and are registered under the laws 19.418, 20.500, 19.712 and 19.862. Those interested in receiving funding for these initiatives, should request the bases and application form to the following e-mail address:...
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Fundación Hay Mujeres recognizes our commitment to inclusion and women's leadership

Fundación Hay Mujeres recognizes our commitment to inclusion and women's leadership

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The Hay Mujeres Foundation highlighted the new ambassadors who have made a commitment to carry out actions that promote the participation of women in decision-making and public debate. They are a group of 15 men, among whom the general manager of Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), Francisco Carvajal, was selected, thanks to the work that the company has promoted to incorporate women into the organization. "At CMP we have a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, which is why we have actively promoted the incorporation of women in executive positions, so that it permeates the rest of the organization," said Francisco Carvajal. Today the mining company has 40% of women in this type of positions, a figure that contrasts with 0% in 2019. Likewise, it has managed to reach 13.8% female staffing within the company, almost double the 2012-2018 period (7.4%). "We are very happy to be named ambassador. Recognitions such as Hay Mujeres encourage us to continue working so that more women work with us," indicated Carvajal. The new ambassadors join the 113 appointed in previous versions, including the current Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Giorgio Jackson; the former president of Sofofa, Bernardo Larraín; the champion of COP25, Gonzalo Muñoz; the former Minister of Mining, Baldo Prokurica; the president of Generadoras Chile, Claudio Seebach; the journalist and TV host, Jaime Coloma; among others. New Hay Mujeres Ambassadors: ...
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We delivered rescue equipment to Caldera's firefighters.

We delivered rescue equipment to Caldera's firefighters.

Territory
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire station in the town of Caldera, which will house the 2nd company of the port town, was the setting chosen for Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) to deliver rescue and emergency equipment to the town's firefighters. This delivery is part of a strategic alliance between CMP, the municipality and the fire department. It seeks to strengthen the joint work of the main entities in the communities where the company operates, in addition to adding value and generating shared growth with the surrounding communities. Patricio Mateluna, Superintendent of the Caldera Fire Department, said that "this new firehouse is a dream of many years. We are grateful to many people for taking this project forward, to the mayor, governor, regional councilors, councilmen and to the private company that is contributing with equipment that will be of great help from now on". Miguel Vargas, governor of the Atacama Region, added that "the regional government joins this collective effort to make this second fire station in Caldera a reality. We hope that the works can be completed soon for the benefit of the people. We are happy for the firefighters, for Caldera and for Atacama". For her part, the mayor of Caldera, Brunilda Gonzalez, said that "with this new fire station, the firefighters will be able to continue working for the commune of Caldera, especially in terms of road accidents, being closer to Route 5. We are grateful to the regional government, the municipal council...
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We planted 350 olive trees with the community of Incahuasi

We planted 350 olive trees with the community of Incahuasi

Territory
In a symbolic activity framed in the commitment to the environment, the community of Incahuasi and Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) planted 350 ornamental olive trees. The planting is located on land donated by the company and will be irrigated by the new water treatment plant that operates on the same site. The event was attended by the sector's Neighborhood Board No. 15, CMP workers and collaborators, and students from the Isidora Aguirre de Incahuasi Kindergarten. It was the youngest children who led the activity, in a recreational encounter in which they were able to give a name to the planted specimens and thus value the importance of caring for the environment and the local flora. For Marcela Nuñez, President of the Incahuasi Neighborhood Council No. 15, the planting was the culmination of a collaborative work between the families of the sector, the Municipality of Vallenar and CMP to start up the treatment plant, a long-awaited project that is already a reality and that will promote the recycling of water resources for the irrigation of olive trees. "This is a sewage treatment plant that is in charge of the company Rubén Berrios, it is a sewage plant because we had never had it before and with this sanitary solution the water arrives, goes through several processes and the last one is chlorination. It is this water that will allow us to irrigate all these trees. CMP has been a company that...
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FondoproOlivo delivers salt and ponds to olive growers in the province of Huasco

FondoproOlivo delivers salt and ponds to olive growers in the province of Huasco

Territory
In the town of El Pino, a new benefit delivery ceremony was held for olive growers enrolled in the ProOlivo Fund. Specifically, 170 thousand kilos of salt and 33 storage ponds were granted, which are essential to maintain and ferment the harvested olives in optimal conditions, achieving a high quality product. The day, marked by a large attendance and repeated expressions of gratitude, was addressed by Herman Von Mayenberger, president of the Huasco Province Agricultural Association (AGAH); Jhon Patrick McNab, Sustainability Manager of Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP); and Italo Vitali, representing the associated farmers. Herman Von Mayenberger noted that "the idea is to generate a virtuous circle in which we produce quality olives and our consumers look for our fruit, giving us the value to be able to sustain our farms. To date we have granted more than 400 ponds for more than 400 thousand kilos of olives, in addition to carrying out work on the olive growers' land, pruning, spraying, cleaning, fertilizing and doing everything necessary for olive growing to once again become a hope in terms of production and quality". John Patrick McNab, for his part, expressed his satisfaction with the development of ProOlivo, saying: "I am delighted to see so many beneficiary farmers actively participating and witnessing the results of this agreement. The salt and the ponds delivered today are the fruits that prove the operation of the fund.....
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Environmental and health indicators improved in Huasco

Environmental and health indicators improved in Huasco

Processes
With a global investment of more than US$382 million, CMP has been implementing a series of measures that seek to promote sustainable operations in the Huasco district, in line with its purpose of promoting a different kind of mining that grows together with the territories and their inhabitants. These actions include the modernization of the Pellet Plant, together with the installation of a second electrostatic precipitator and the project to replace the use of coal with natural gas, which will allow the company to continue reducing emissions as it has been doing in recent years. Progress has also been made in the growing introduction of electromobility with buses for the daily transportation of workers, both at the aforementioned plant and at Mina Los Colorados, and in the installation of electric shovels at the latter site. The work plan implemented by CMP seeks an estimated reduction of 98% of emissions of particulate matter from chimneys, 97% of sulfur emissions, 65% of NOx emissions and 44% of CO2, equivalent to the carbon consumption of 191,000 trees. The measures implemented have also been accompanied by improved environmental indicators in Huasco. According to the government's annual Sixth State of the Environment Report (REMA), Huasco's air quality is currently 10 points below the Chilean standard for PM10 and half the standard for PM2.5. This means that the commune currently has levels of respirable particulate matter below the Chilean standard for PM10...
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Young people from Huasco explore Industry 4.0 at mining fair organized together with ANDRITZ Chile

Young people from Huasco explore Industry 4.0 at mining fair organized together with ANDRITZ Chile

Territory
A group of outstanding students from the province of Huasco were the guests of honor at the Mining Technology Fair organized by CMP and ANDRITZ Chile at the Algarrobo Sports Club in Vallenar. The activity, which brought together students from the Ambrosio O'Higgins School and José Santos Ossa High School in Vallenar; General Ramón Freire Bicentennial High School in Freirina, Alto del Carmen Bicentennial High School and Japan High School in Huasco, seeks to contribute to their professional growth. ANDRITZ is an international technology group based in Austria that offers plants, equipment, systems and services for various industries. In Chile it has more than 550 professionals, and has been present for 18 years, providing solutions to the mining, pulp and paper, hydroelectric, agricultural and biomass industries, with a differentiated proposal of technological solutions and specialized services. Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) is the main producer of iron ore and pellets on the American Pacific coast. With operations in the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo. They have a strong regional identity, which is demonstrated by the fact that 98% of their staff is local. Together, these two companies share a vision of sustainable growth that involves the communities where their activities are concentrated. "Andritz Chile is proud to be part of this initiative, which is very much in line with our vision of aiming for a sustainable future, a vision we share with CMP. We currently have an internship program focused on students of Civil Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Execution Engineering and Chemical Civil Engineering." ....
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We started the Dual Education Program for students from the Copiapó Valley.

We started the Dual Education Program for students from the Copiapó Valley.

Territory
In a ceremony marking the milestone of the start of the Dual 2022 Program, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) welcomed the students participating in this period, who will carry out internships at the Mina Cerro Negro Norte mine in Copiapó and the Magnetita plant in Tierra Amarilla. During the meeting, the objectives and new participants of this initiative, which is part of an effort by the mining company to strengthen the options of alternation of the technical high schools of the territory with the productive world, were announced. Thus, in 2021, the Vínculo Project was born as an articulator between CMP and the Network of High Schools of the Atacama and Coquimbo regions. This year there will be 7 young people specializing in electricity who will alternate their formal education with practical and guided learning at the facilities of Cerro Norte Grande and 8 more young people, all women, who will do the same at the Magnetite Plant, one of the largest circular economy facilities in the world. The program seeks to reduce the dissonance between the labor competencies required by the companies for their processes and the educational proposal of the specialties offered at the local technical-professional high schools. CMP's assistant manager of Copiapó Valley operations, Adolph Moller, said that "it is of great importance for the company and our valley to initiate this program. It will allow us to generate a positive impact on the territory, providing better opportunities for our young people, who with this type of activity reinforce their...
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We delivered construction materials to the Association of Pirquineros de Inca de Oro

We delivered construction materials to the Association of Pirquineros de Inca de Oro

Processes
With the delivery of construction materials to repair damage to homes in Inca de Oro, after the floods that affected the town last March, CMP was present in the mining commune to support the families, the majority of whom belong to the Association of Pirquineros of the commune. This contribution was managed through the Mining Commitment Network, who appealed to mining companies in the III Region. It should be noted that last March, heavy rains were recorded in the commune of Diego de Almagro, which left 80 families affected, in addition to road cuts and power outages to more than 9,000 customers in the area, one of the most affected localities being Inca de Oro. Adolph Möller, assistant manager of CMP's Copiapó Valley operations, said that "as a company we are happy to be able to contribute to our territories, especially to Inca de Oro, which although it is not an area where we operate, we do recognize it as a mining center and town with a long history, where people who contribute to the industry work and live. We hope that this support will be of great help to the members of the association and the affected families". Joel Carrizo, president of the Tierra Amarilla Mineworkers' Association and Union, and director of the National Mining Society, said that "this alluvium wiped out a large part of the population. This is a significant contribution, because it will help to alleviate the...
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Earth Day: highlighting the progress of our sustainability projects

Earth Day: highlighting the progress of our sustainability projects

Processes
Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), the country's main iron ore producer, has been developing a comprehensive environmental improvement plan over the last few months, applicable in its three operating valleys, Copiapó, Huasco and Elqui. This effort, which takes on special relevance on Earth Day, is part of its commitment to create a different and sustainable mining industry, in line with the growth of the territory and its people. In the Huasco Valley, for example, CMP has introduced a series of improvements in the operation of the Pellet Plant, allowing a substantial reduction in atmospheric emissions. In this line, the implementation of a second electrostatic precipitator, currently in white run, which captures emissions of particulate matter, helping to improve air quality in Huasco. This has been evidenced in the latest environmental report prepared by the government, which shows that both PM10 and PM2.5 emissions are below the indices considered critical. At the end of last year, the company announced the change of its fuel supply system to natural gas, which will also contribute to this objective. In addition, two 100% electric vehicles were added to its fleet of transport buses, in addition to the start-up of a new electric shovel at Mina Los Colorados. The future Filtered Tailings Deposit (DRF) project, meanwhile, will also operate a fleet of electric trucks. "The studies we have done indicate that the measures we have...
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We are launching the Dual Education Program for students from the Copiapó Valley.

We are launching the Dual Education Program for students from the Copiapó Valley.

Territory
In a ceremony marking the milestone of the start of the Dual 2022 Program, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) welcomed the students participating in this period, who will carry out internships at the Mina Cerro Negro Norte mine in Copiapó and the Magnetita plant in Tierra Amarilla. During the meeting, the objectives and new participants of this initiative, which is part of an effort by the mining company to strengthen the options of alternation of the technical high schools of the territory with the productive world, were announced. Thus, in 2021, the Vínculo Project was born as an articulator between CMP and the Network of High Schools of the Atacama and Coquimbo regions. This year there will be 7 young people specializing in electricity who will alternate their formal education with practical and guided learning at the facilities of Cerro Norte Grande and 8 more young people, all women, who will do the same at the Magnetite Plant, one of the largest circular economy facilities in the world. The program seeks to reduce the dissonance between the labor competencies required by the companies for their processes and the educational proposal of the specialties offered at the local technical-professional high schools. CMP's assistant manager of Copiapó Valley operations, Adolph Moller, said that "it is of great importance for the company and our valley to initiate this program. It will allow us to generate a positive impact on the territory, providing better opportunities for our young people, who with this type of activity reinforce their...
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CMP, the company with the best payment performance for SMEs

CMP, the company with the best payment performance for SMEs

Landmarks
In the midst of an economic scenario that has mainly affected the country's SMEs, this week was released the Ranking of Payers for the fourth quarter of 2021, developed by the Bolsa de Productos (BPC) and the Chilean Association of Entrepreneurs (Asech). 
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We open the doors of our sites through the renewed 'Open House' program.

We open the doors of our sites through the renewed 'Open House' program.

Landmarks
In September of last year, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) opened the doors of its sites to the communities and organizations of the territories of which it forms part. The initiative took its first steps at the Pellet Plant and Puerto Guacolda II, where members of the executive committee had the role of guiding the visits, highlighting the main operational and environmental improvements, as well as upcoming sustainability projects. Over a period of approximately two months, the sites located in the port of Huasco received the National Iron and Steel Federation; teachers from the Mireya Zuleta, José Miguel Carrera and Japón schools; workers' families; and members of the Professional Management Plant (PDP) union. Subsequently, the renewed program was replicated at the Magnetita Plant, welcoming workers from Tierra Amarilla and the San Javier mine, which is located next to the largest circular economy mining project in Chile. Each of the people who entered the operations valued the tours, underlining the transparency of the information provided, and the closeness of the hosts when presenting and clearing doubts about CMP's processes. Recently, in April of this period, the respective superintendencies planned the entry of social organizations from Guayacán to the port of the same name, cordially receiving the neighborhood councils José Tomas Urmeneta and N° 13.
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With an emphasis on sustainability, we began construction of the DRF

With an emphasis on sustainability, we began construction of the DRF

Landmarks
On Thursday, February 10, and in line with the obligations established in the environmental authorizations, workers of the Humeres company received training on paleontology and archeology.
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We implemented a new electric shovel at Mina Los Colorados.

We implemented a new electric shovel at Mina Los Colorados.

Landmarks
Tuesday, March 22 was a major milestone for the company and its different way of mining. It was the official inauguration of the new 100% electric shovel at Mina Los Colorados.
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Funds were given to entrepreneurs and sportsmen and women of the Huasco Valley

Funds were given to entrepreneurs and sportsmen and women of the Huasco Valley

Territory
For the second consecutive year, Compañía Minera del Pacífico called local athletes and entrepreneurs to apply to its 'Vive el Deporte en Huasco', 'Emprende CMP' and 'Reactiva tu Negocio' funds, each with an amount of up to one million pesos per initiative.
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35 young apprentices join our operations in the Huasco Valley

35 young apprentices join our operations in the Huasco Valley

Landmarks
With the aim of enhancing its processes through new perspectives and contributing to the development of young local talent, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) held the entrance ceremonies for the Apprentices 2021 program, composed on this occasion of 35 applicants who will deploy their skills in the operations of Los Colorados Mine, Pellet Plant and Puerto Guacolda II, located in the commune of Huasco.
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We will be part of UCN's first External Advisory Council of Linking with the Environment.

We will be part of UCN's first External Advisory Council of Linking with the Environment.

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The constitution of the First External Advisory Council of the Universidad Católica del Norte, in which the General Manager of CMP Francisco Carvajal participated, is a sign of the co-responsibility and commitment of the UCN with the territories of which it is part, and will serve as a permanent feedback channel on the needs of the environment, in order to safeguard the relevance of teaching and research and, therefore, of the contribution that the University makes to the country.
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We delivered refurbished computers to the José Miguel Carrera school in Huasco.

We delivered refurbished computers to the José Miguel Carrera school in Huasco.

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In an intimate ceremony, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) delivered 15 computers, completely refurbished, to the community of the José Miguel Carrera school, under the Local Public Education Service (SLEP) Huasco.
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We renovated the facilities of our Port of Guayacán in Coquimbo.

We renovated the facilities of our Port of Guayacán in Coquimbo.

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During January 2022, Compañía Minera del Pacífico's (CMP) Guayacán Port will stop operations for approximately one month. The purpose of this operational action is to carry out a series of important works in its facilities that will allow improving its production process and, at the same time, a better control of its emissions of particulate matter to the environment.
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We implemented our first electric buses in the Huasco Valley.

We implemented our first electric buses in the Huasco Valley.

Milestones Processes
As part of an important investment plan and environmental and social improvement projects, Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) inaugurated the operation of two 100% electric buses for the daily transportation of workers from their homes to the Pellet Plant and Los Colorados Mine in Huasco.
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We signed a collaboration agreement to initiate marine surveys in Caleta Zenteno.

We signed a collaboration agreement to initiate marine surveys in Caleta Zenteno.

Territory
In a ceremony headed by the Seremi of Public Works, Alfredo Campbell Aguilar, the Sustainability Manager of Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), Patrick McNab and the Director of Port Works, Luis Verdugo Cerón, among other local authorities, an agreement was signed to start the marine drilling works.
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Magnetite plant, the largest mining circular economy project in Chile

Magnetite plant, the largest mining circular economy project in Chile

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At the national level, mining has established itself as the industry with the greatest contribution to the country, contributing 12.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2020, according to data from the Central Bank. In terms of employability, it generates approximately 3% of direct employment and 9% of indirect employment, with 70% of workers being unionized. Currently, the industry in general faces great challenges in terms of sustainability and linkage with the territories. In this line we can find the creation of a different type of mining, developed by Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP) through the Magnetite Plant, which recovers iron minerals by processing copper mining tailings. This recovery not only allows to reduce a massive mining waste, but also to reuse industrial water, reducing considerably the consumption of this valuable resource, even more in an area with water restriction. But... What are mine tailings? Waste from the mining process composed of water and crushed rock fragments. About 40% of the material extracted in a mine is discarded as tailings and, in general, stored in dams, since most of it cannot be reprocessed or reused in the production process. According to the latest cadaster of the National Geology and Mining Service (Sernageomin), as of August 2020, there are 757 mining tailings deposits in Chile. Of these, 173 are abandoned, 112 are active, 467 are not active (nor abandoned) and another 5 are under construction. Hence, there is consensus on the need to adopt sustainable actions regarding them. A sustainable solution and...
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We will decarbonize the pellet plant, significantly reducing atmospheric emissions.

We will decarbonize the pellet plant, significantly reducing atmospheric emissions.

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Compañía Minera del Pacífico, CMP, concerned about global warming and the quality of life in the territory.
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Entrepreneurship and sports funds awarded in the province of Huasco

Entrepreneurship and sports funds awarded in the province of Huasco

Territory
For the second consecutive year, Compañía Minera del Pacífico called local athletes and entrepreneurs to apply for its 'Vive el Deporte en Huasco', 'Emprende CMP' and 'Reactiva tu Negocio' funds, each with an amount of up to one million pesos per initiative. After an exhaustive selection process, the resources of the first benefit were granted to nine groups and three outstanding athletes, finally reaching more than 346 athletes from the port community. Regarding productive development, these were awarded to 23 entrepreneurs and 14 merchants from different localities of the province, who will have an important boost to implement and strengthen their business idea. In this regard, Yasmina Cortes, CMP's Territorial Management Superintendent, underscored the objectives pursued by the funds. "From the heart of our processes, we are committed to promoting and strengthening the practice of sports and contributing to productive diversity and the reactivation of the local economy. All this in order to grow together in sustainable development," he said. One of the outstanding athletes who received the support was Mario Valencia, South American medalist in canoeing, who said: "I think it is perfect that this type of initiative is being carried out. Each of the groups and individuals who were awarded this fund are an example, which is being replicated among the clubs, and thus the overall level is being strengthened". For his part, Ismael Castillo, representing Club Atlético Chango, said that "these public competitions help the community and as part of it, we knew that it was a good idea to...
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