Seven years on and preparing for new challenges: The development of Somos Choapa
31 August 2021
Somos Choapa - an initiative that contributes to the sustainable development and wellbeing of inhabitants of the Choapa Province, where Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres mine is located – is celebrating its seventh anniversary this August.
Operate, protect and safeguard biodiversity
12 August 2021
Antofagasta’s operations have developed a Biodiversity Initiatives Portfolio to protect and safeguard the flora, fauna and ecosystems in their regions.
Antofagasta Minerals - Catholic University of Chile in Pioneering Endowment Partnership
22 July 2021
The new Antofagasta Minerals Chair of Water Sustainability aims to build knowledge and human capital in a critical area for Chile’s resilience to climate change.
Antofagasta tackles climate change on all fronts
14 July 2021
There is no doubt that human activity plays a major part in climate change and urgent action is required to stop global temperatures rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Antofagasta joins the Charge On Innovation Challenge
02 July 2021
The initiative seeks to develop solutions to charge the batteries of electric mining trucks safely, quickly and sustainably. This is essential in order to replace the use of diesel in these trucks and the emissions it produces.
Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia (FCAB) achieves its lowest accident rate in five years
02 July 2021
According to its Sustainability Report 2020, the company achieved a record Accident Frequency Index (IF) of 2.37.
Antofagasta empowers employees with digital skills
17 June 2021
The Digital Academy is strengthening the company’s digital transformation.
Carbon neutrality: Antofagasta takes on the challenge
21 May 2021
The efficient use of strategic resources, such as energy, is a pillar of Antofagasta's Climate Change Strategy.
Exploring the Potential of Blockchain Technology in Mining
09 April 2021
Together with the World Economic Forum and other companies from the mining and metals sector, Antofagasta Minerals is developing a platform to track CO2 emissions in the copper supply chain.
How international solar car racing can contribute to local development
23 March 2021
What does driving 3,000 kilometres across Australia, from Darwin to Adelaide, in a solar-powered car have to do with a copper mining company in Chile? Of course, copper is an important input for solar energy systems, but there is more to it than that.
Female focus: Antofagasta gets serious about women
10 February 2021
On 28 January, Antofagasta Minerals held a large online ceremony to welcome new apprentices, interns and university students completing their theses at its operations. It marked a milestone for the company: most of the 200-odd recruits were local women in a traditionally male world.
Antofagasta joins H2 Chile to advance the development of green hydrogen
27 January 2021
Antofagasta Minerals today became the first mining company in the country to join the Chilean Hydrogen Association (H2 Chile), an organisation that promotes the development of green hydrogen. This fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions generated in chemical manufacturing and the use of fossil fuels.
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.