VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–capstone copper corp. (“Capstone” or the “Company”) (TSX: CS) is pleased to announce that our Mantoverde and Mantos Blancos operations in Chile have received the Bronze Mark.
The Copper Mark is a comprehensive assurance framework designed to ensure that value chain actors demonstrate best practice in responsible production and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Copper Mark is a voluntary program that independently assesses compliance with 32 environmental, social and governance requirements.
Capstone CEO John MacKenzie commented: “I would like to congratulate our entire team on achieving this lofty milestone. Responsible operating practices are an important part of our commitment to the environment, employees, local communities and governments and must always be at the forefront of everything we do. Given the critical role copper plays in supporting global decarbonization and electrification efforts, we recognize our role as a responsible copper producer. “
Wendy King, senior vice president of risk, ESG and general counsel at Capstone, commented: “Copper Mark is a strong advocate for transparency and accountability and reinforces our values for responsible, sustainable production. We are proud of the achievements of our Chilean operations and are actively working to replicate this success in Pinto Valley and Cozamin. “
For more information about the Copper Mark Award and the final summary report, please visit https://coppermark.org/participants-home/participants/
To learn more about Capstone’s sustainability strategy and initiatives, visit Responsibility – Capstone Copper
About Capstone Copper Company
Capstone Copper Corp. is an Americas-focused copper mining company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. We own and operate the Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona, the United States, the Cozamin copper-silver mine in Zacatecas, Mexico, the Mantos Blancos copper-silver mine in the Antofagasta region of Chile, and the Cozamin copper-silver mine in Antofagasta, Chile. 70% stake in the Mantoverde copper-silver mine in the region. The gold mine is located in the Atacama region of Chile. In addition, we own the fully permitted Santo Domingo copper-iron-gold project, located approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Manto Verde in the Atacama region of Chile, as well as a portfolio of exploration assets in the Americas.
Capstone Copper’s strategy is to achieve transformational growth in copper production while delivering cost and operational improvements through innovation, optimization and safe and responsible production across the portfolio. We focus on profitability and disciplined capital allocation to deliver stakeholder value. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people and local communities, while delivering strong returns to investors through sustainably producing copper to meet the world’s growing demand.
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This document may contain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect our expectations or beliefs regarding future events, including, without limitation, statements related to our plans to obtain Bronze Mark certification in our other copper businesses. Our strategic sustainability goals and strategies are based on a number of assumptions, including about the consequences of biodiversity and climate change; the availability and effectiveness of the technologies required to achieve our sustainability goals and priorities; on commercially reasonable terms The provision of land or other conservation, restoration or capacity-building opportunities, and our ability to obtain any required external approval or consensus for such opportunities; The provision of clean energy and zero-emission alternative transportation modes on reasonable terms; Our successful implementation of new technologies capabilities; and that the new technology performs in line with our expectations.
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