Evrim believes that as a modern and professional mineral exploration company, we must hold care of the environment, community, and health and safety as central to the work we do and the way in which we operate. By maximizing the benefits with the smallest impact possible, we believe that mineral exploration and mining can be a force for good, bringing positive long term benefits to the community and society as a whole.
The relationship with our neighbours in the area is critical to long term success. We believe in open and honest dialogue, and that we can learn from each other to make a better project that benefits everyone. These are the ways we aim to achieve those goals:
- At the senior management level, we will promote care and consideration for the community, environment, and health and safety
- We will keep you informed of our plans for the project and keep you regularly updated as the work progresses
- We will listen to your concerns, needs and suggestions and answer any questions promptly, honestly and openly
- We will work with you to understand environmental and cultural sensitivities, so we learn about and appreciate the importance of the areas we are working in
- We will do our best to design our work programs to minimize the environmental impact
- Where possible, we will hire suitably qualified workers locally and provide training where needed
- Where possible, we will contract business through local firms and suppliers
- We understand we need to earn the trust of the community by actions as well as words
Evrim strives to enhance positive initiatives in the communities we work in. We are proud to support a variety of initiatives that promote health, recreation, and community development.
Some notable initiatives to date include a donation of blankets to a care home for the elderly in Hermosillo, MX. Evrim made a donation of 70 much needed blankets to the facility in Dec 2013.
In January 2014 the company took on a clean-up project in the outlying community of Suaqui Grande, Sonora near our Suaqui Verde project. Eleven volunteers from Minera Evrim worked together to clean up an overgrown soccer field and existing basketball/volleyball court, replace nets and paint benches, hoops and goals. We also made a donation of soccer balls, volley balls and basketballs along with nets for all three sports.
More recently, Evrim donated a set of clothes, a pair of shoes and a bag of candies to the kids at Santa Cruz Elementary school for Christmas 2018. The school is just a few kilometres from the camp at our Cerro Cascaron project and some of the kids’ parents work at the camp.