Regional Focus: Mexico
Since 2013, SilverCrest Mines has entrusted O Trade to be its advisor in CSR and Sustainable Development, beginning with a Stakeholder Engagement process. Its operation in Mexico includes one operating mine, Santa Elena, and one
advanced exploration project, La Joya.
As a junior mining company, this was the first time SilverCrest used a professional and systematic approach to manage social issues. O trade’s unique methodology, a combination of social mapping and dialogue, has been instrumental in defining direct and indirect areas of influence and understanding the socio-economic dynamics. An early engagement-focused approach has enabled SilverCrest to identify the understand locals livelihoods, where agriculture or ranching is the principal source of income, and genuine concerns around water issues in a region categorized as an Arid Zone by the Mexican Government.
Today, O trade continues to work with SilverCrest in building dialogue, executing programs that facilitate solutions for communities directly impacted by its operations, supporting the social license.
Gain recognition from regional institutional stakeholders for best practices in the early stakeholder engagement process and in-depth community knowledge, strengthening government support for continued project development
Build trust through transparency in dialogue and effective approach to solutions
Define the avenues for Social Investment, offering a baseline that enables measured results and respects the Company budget
Identify opportunities for Public Private Partnerships
Reduce costs and maximize the benefits with today’s actual budget
Nathalie Poznanski - Sustainability Manager