Agnico Eagle wins 2021 Towards Sustainable Mining® community engagement award
3 May 2021
Drinking Water Distribution Network Enhances Local Community’s Health and Wellness
For the second year in a row, Agnico Eagle has won a Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM) Excellence Award from the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). This year’s award honours innovative community development work at our Pinos Altos mine, which has helped 300 families in Mexico gain access to clean, sustainable drinking water.
Water is essential to human life and vital to community health and wellness. We need it to feed our families, to clean our homes, and for basic hygiene and sanitation uses.
Unfortunately, the people of Yepachic, a mountainous community in northern Mexico, have long had difficulty accessing drinking water from the local springs. After extensive community surveys and consultations, our Pinos Altos team, in collaboration with officials from the Municipality of Temosachic, built a drinking water distribution network.