At Fortuna, we take seriously our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen. Fundamental to that obligation is our commitment to environmental sustainability, which is embedded in Fortuna’s mission and values.
We strive at all times to meet, and where practical, exceed relevant laws, regulations and standards. Throughout our organization, we interact proactively with authorities and communicate transparently and openly about our activities. In addition, starting at the earliest stages of project development, we work directly and collaboratively with local communities to protect and preserve the environment.
Our responsible use of natural resources and protection of the environment starts at our mine sites, where we employ sustainable resource planning and development to minimize impacts. We train our employees to respond quickly and effectively to an environmental incident. Prevention, however, is the key element in our environmental stewardship activities regardless of where we operate in the world.
Caylloma Mine, Peru
At our Caylloma mine, we continuously monitor air and water quality within the area of influence of our operations. The Participatory Monitoring Committee, which is composed of community members and the mine’s Environmental Department employees, works collaboratively to collect samples and manage the monitoring program.
In addition, we have installed solar panels on rural schools and houses to produce green energy and conducted school classes on the importance of respecting and caring for the environment. To help improve local environmental conditions for the community of Caylloma, we built and now operate the sanitary landfill, which also helps demonstrate recycling and other waste-management practices to residents.