“ An important change in the mindset of the [mining] entrepreneur is that is aware of globalization. The companies have to compete in a global scale…” “My purpose [as a mining business person] is to obtain a financial, social and environmental profit”
Augusto Baertl, Peruvian mining entrepreneur, 2008
it is “…hard – arguably impossible – to point to any locality in Peru where the expansion of mining has led to significant human development for the local population. While this does not necessarily imply that future mining will have the same effects, it makes the ‘marketing’ of new projects problematic”
Office of Community Relations and Institutional Affairs
a) Superintendent of Social Development, in charge of devising the strategy for consultation and engagement and applying proper Communications and conflict resolution techniques;
b) Tintaya Foundation; responsible to implement the different projects negotiated and approved with the communities close to the mine site. The projects are basically joint ventures with the communities and regional governments. The areas of intervention are health and education, agriculture development, social infrastructure, and tourism;
c) Communications Office, providing the different means for internal and external communications; and
d) Regional Office in Cusco, responsible for institutional relations with private and public organizations aiming to promote the company’s public image.