Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Students from Universidad Nacional visit Drummond’s Port
October 18, 2016

*On this occasion 12 students participated in a guided visit, including a description of the company’s operations and a tour through the direct loading system for coal exports. Drummond Ltd.’s visitation program received a group of senior Mining and Metallurgical Engineering students from the Universidad Nacional, Medellin campus. The tour focused on the company’s operations plan to help future engineers learn about the different actions that at the core of the operation and the company’s export process. The students heard a talk by Operations Manager, Jose Luis Velasquez, who explained in detail each process executed to meet Drummond Ltd.’s operational objectives. The explanations emphasized the methodology for the coal flow process, stacking, and the direct ship loading system. The students’ evaluations and comments demonstrated their interest in the effectiveness and innovation of the technology Drummond implements. Engineer John Encinales then […]

Peace Process and Post-Conflict
October 17, 2016

Originally posted September 28, 2016

Colombian Peace Process

Drummond supports the efforts of the Colombian government to reach a peace agreement with the FARC, and we wholeheartedly hope that this reconciliation process is successful, strengthening democracy and contributing to a more sustainable future for Colombia and every citizen therein. We also support the government’s intention to provide development and prosperity in rural regions of Colombia affected by violence that promote adequate conditions for the compensation of victims of human rights violations.

Drummond will continue to improve the conditions for recovery and reconciliation during the post-conflict through its corporate social responsibility programs, which will continue to benefit the people of this region. This is a great opportunity to help close a chapter that has negatively affected all Colombians for many years.

Reconciliation Procedure

We unequivocally embrace the principles of a reconciliation procedure based on the reestablishment of human rights and the implementation of political, economic and cultural mechanisms that facilitate the coexistence of all sectors of Colombian society. This process should be based on structural changes that foster transformation in society and tolerance. As it is widely known, the Colombian government has publicly stated that the responsibility for the design and implementation of a reconciliation plan (once an agreement is reached with FARC and is ratified by the Colombian people) is the government’s. Proactively, Drummond is in regular contact with government officials in the Post-conflict Ministry, the President´s Human Rights Advisor´s Office, members of the Santos Administration´s negotiating team in Havana, and with trade associations, so we can be informed of any progress or initiatives that are being put together in the regions where we (the companies) operate, and be positioned to provide support to communities and contribute to sustainable development and peaceful coexistence. These efforts need to be properly coordinated amongst all stakeholders.

Drummond Ltd., Presented a Community Hall to the Residents of Trigo in La Guajira
October 14, 2016

Salon Trigo 1

During the meeting with the residents from the community of Trigo (a village located in a rural zone of the municipality of Fonseca in the department of La Guajira), the Hydrocarbons and Mineral Exploration Department at Drummond Ltd., and the intervention of the HSE and Community Department, presented the community hall as promised with the […]



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