At Merida Minerals we strive to model good corporate citizenry and stewardship of the environment. Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy derives from our awareness that mining activities have impacts on local communities and the environment. Our CSR commitment is to work to minimize and to mitigate adverse impacts while we strive to maximize local benefits and create value for shareholders.
Our exploration programs are guided by principles of:
- Responsible governance and management
- Compliance with local legal requirements and regulations
- Ensuring the health and safety of our employees
- Meaningful engagement with local communities and stakeholders
- Protection of the environment
Our Sustainable Approach:
1. High Operational Standard
Our prospection, exploration, and development activities are conducted in a sustainable manner and are under strict standards for safety, sustainability, guaranteeing efficiency and productivity.
2. Our People
Our people are our greatest value. We strive to develop our talent, create the best working conditions and be an attractive employer through working with local community and government.
3. Community and Regional Development
Our Presence will promote community and regional development, which not only embrace us because we create jobs and business, but also because we carefully manage local impacts and maximize our contribution to the local community and social well-being of the region.
We recognize that mining operations have impacts on the local environment which must be authorized and carefully managed. Merida especially focuses on managing water, agricultural land, and local biodiversity, having community participate and benefit from our conservation.
5. Institutional Strengthening and Relations
To maximize the benefits of the presence in the region of Extremadura, we have joint forces and cooperation with local institution and communities. This allows us to generate favorable conditions and strengthen local capacities, and thereby promote our sustainable exploration and receive funding from sources such as royalties, as well as favorable policy supports from local authorities. We will empower them to construct a desired future for everyone.