Antofagasta prioritises local suppliers
11 December 2020
Vilma Magnata is a 55-year-old metallurgical engineer who was born and raised in the Antofagasta Region, the heart of Chile’s copper mining industry. In 2018, she decided to carve out a new niche for her company, Ingeniería y Mantenimiento, in the area of technological innovation.
The Copper Mark: the seal of responsible mining
23 November 2020
Antofagasta has committed to the Copper Mark, the copper industry’s new responsible production framework, by signing up for independent assurance assessments of its Centinela and Zaldívar mines in Chile.
Los Pelambres plants 207 hectares of native vegetation in Choapa
28 October 2020
The company has completed a species enrichment programme at the Monte Aranda Estate, one of the seven locations it protects and conserves Choapa’s ecosystems.
The Covid-19 crisis has drawn attention to our role in society
07 October 2020
Antofagasta CEO Iván Arriagada shares his thoughts on the state of the copper market, the outlook for Chile following recent social unrest, and the merits of maintaining operations during the recent peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pandemic liberates new digital paradigm
16 September 2020
Antofagasta Minerals is strengthening and speeding up the company’s digital transformation as measures taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate the viability of certain technologies and remote working.
Switching to renewable energy
03 September 2020
Over the past few years, Antofagasta Minerals has gradually been renegotiating its power purchase agreements (PPAs), switching them from conventional sources –principally coal– to renewables.
Copper comes to the rescue
25 August 2020
It is no news that copper has antimicrobial properties. Ancient civilisations, from the Chinese to the Egyptians and the Aztecs, knew that. It was not by chance that, in Egyptian hieroglyphics, the same symbol meant both “life” and “copper”.
Valdivia railway station in Antofagasta to be restored
13 July 2020
Two years ago, the Antofagasta Group, through its Transport Division, began a restoration project at Valdivia Station, carrying out detailed assessments with specialists, such as Atisba and Cyparq, to determine what work was needed.
Antofagasta’s apprenticeship programme starts at Centinela
10 July 2020
109 students from the Antofagasta Region have begun their training to become truck operators and maintain mine equipment as part of Minera Centinela's 2020 Apprentice Programme. 104 of them are women.
Antofagasta creates $6m COVID-19 fund for communities
Antofagasta plc has set up a $6 million fund to help communities near its operations in Chile to address the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
MITIGATING WATER SHORTAGE IN THE CHOAPA VALLEY
For mining operations, water is a critical input, not only because it is used in so many different processes, but also because of its potential to cause friction with neighbouring communities.