Guatemala. The Association of Natural Resources, Mines and Quarries (GRENAT) and the Civil Association Center for the Action of Corporate Social Responsibility in Guatemala (CENTRARSE) have joined forces for the strategic development of a sustainability guide for the mining industry in Guatemala. This initiative arose with the purpose of establishing a framework of sustainable practices that guide the actions of Guatemalan mining and guarantee that the metal and non-metallic mining operations in the country follow the best environmental , social and rights observance practices.
This guide will contain a list of minimum requirements regarding sustainability and human rights for all mining companies in Guatemala, and will also serve as an important information tool for foreign companies interested in investment in the country, which provides information on the sustainable practices they need. work.
“This collaboration with CentraRSE represents a significant step towards a more sustainable and responsible future for mining in Guatemala and an example of the strong steps taken by the mining industry to further strengthen -on its continuation and human rights practices,” said Valery. Zurita, executive director of GRENAT.
“Due to the growing demand for minerals driven by the transfer of energy around the world, the extraction of minerals is necessary. With this step we expect to guarantee that the extraction in Guatemala is carried out in a responsible and respectful way in environment and communities.”
CENTRARSE has gained recognition over the years thanks to its leadership in promoting responsible practices in the country and its constant support for Guatemalan companies, guiding them to create positive impacts in their communities. which is moving. The creation of the guide is based on its extensive experience in sustainability and its ability to adapt best practices to the particularities of the Guatemalan mining industry.
“In addition to the pillars of responsible mining, the guide will discuss sustainability measures, the seven subjects of corporate social responsibility and the materiality of the sector and its mapping of stakeholders will be implemented. The mining industry around the world has different sustainability standards, but this guide is an effort adapted to the Guatemalan reality that will allow the national industry to have stronger foundations in this matter, “said Jesús Zarate, manager of strategic activities at Centra RSE.