Minimizing and Mitigating our Impact
Emerita believes that it is crucial, both in its exploration and future development activities, to have detailed knowledge of and respect for the environment, social structures and cultural values of the areas where our deposits are located. By integrating respect for the environment into all our activities we will minimize and mitigate our environmental footprint, taking into consideration current and future land use by the people of the region, protection of biodiversity, health of the watershed, greenhouse gas emissions and effects of climate change.
We firmly believe in prevention. Preventive measures thus take precedence over corrective measures in all our actions and policies.
Our environmental policy as a cross-cutting priority in all of our work applies not only to the activities carried out by Emerita’s own staff, but also to those performed by our contractors, who are required to maintain the same environmental performance standards.