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Mayor and City Councilmen from the Municipality of Bosconia Visit Drummond Ltd.’s Mining Operations

April 13, 2016

*The mayor of Bosconia, Juan Enrique Aaron Rivero, municipal officials and city councilmen were able to see different areas of the operations at Drummond Ltd.’s Pribbenow mine through a field visit guided by company employees.

Iván de Armas, Superintendent of the Roads and Special Projects Department, responds to concerns from officials and city councilmen from the municipality of Bosconia.
Iván de Armas, Superintendent of the Roads and Special Projects Department, responds to concerns from officials and city councilmen from the municipality of Bosconia.

Drummond Ltd. is always pleased to welcome neighboring communities and local, departmental and national authorities to its operations. This time, it received a visit from the Mayor’s office of the municipality of Bosconia, led by mayor Juan Enrique Aaron Rivero, officials and members of the city council, who witnessed from different locations the company’s hard work and achievements in terms of environmental mitigation, industrial safety and social responsibility.

Thanks to this opportunity, we could see the proper way that Drummond is handling environmental issues and we hope that these policies continue to benefit the environment in our department,the mayor said after having visited three lookout points where the mining activities and their responsible management could be observed.  The implementation of environmental measures that make Drummond’s presence in the region synonymous with sustainability and development were visible from these vantage points.

The officials also visited El Paujil, a 208 hectare water reservoir created by Drummond Ltd. that is currently home to 15 species of amphibians, 15 species of reptiles and 38 species of birds. This confirms the company’s policy of protecting wildlife, which is strengthened through the help of employees who oversee the care of the species present at the project from their different divisions.

Issues concerning the progress of the environmental compensation plan in the Serranía del Perijá that Drummond is implementing, along with other companies in the sector and with the support of the Fundación Pro Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, as well as the process of selecting human resources from the region, the selection of local suppliers and the social responsibility strategies were also presented to the visitors by the managers of each area.

The company thanks the mayor of Bosconia, the municipal officials and city councilmen for their visit to our mining operations.