(Panama, March 5, 2013) The annual PDAC Convention (so named for its English acronym, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada), included the participation of the Panamanian company Minera Panama which has stood out for carrying out one of the largest copper extraction projects of the region and being a model of responsible mining that promotes sustainable development.
During the four-day event, the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining sector was highlighted and issues were addressed relating to the industrial impact on communities.
In this regard, Mercedes Morris, Director of Public and Community Affairs, expressed that “progress is possible in the hands of mining projects that meet their socio-environmental commitments” and cited as example the achievements of the company in terms of strengthening local skills, promoting education, among others.
“Cobre Panama has left indelible imprints in the surrounding communities. Our company has demonstrated its great capacity to carry out programs that benefit hundreds of persons and helps them improve their quality of life, and this is not the product of a simple commitment …it is our business card. We are true to the high standards of Inmet Mining Corporation, a company that has been recognized for its performance; and we additionally voluntarily apply the standards of the most influential international organizations”, she explained during her presentation.
Morris added that Minera Panama maintains an open-door policy to achieve a continuous and transparent dialogue with the communities in order to reach a positive balance that allows harmonious development.
The annual PDAC annual convention gathered mining executives from five continents at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Canada fairgrounds.