Sustaibable Development

Autlán is committed to generating value in our Energy, Mining and Precious Metals Operating Units; complying with applicable legislation; satisfying our customers’ needs; ensuring the physical integrity of our employees; contributing to the development of our neighboring communities and assuring sustainable operations; and continuously improving our quality and environmental management systems.

Certifications

Autlán operates with diverse certifications that underpin our commitment to the environment and to quality.

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Quality Management System
Since 1997
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Environmental Management System
Since 1999
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Socially Responsible Enterprise
Since 2010
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Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures
Nonoalco unit, since 2011
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Clean Industry
Teziutlán Ferroalloys Plant, Since 2015
Tamós Plant, Since 2017

Performance parameters

Autlán’s vision of shared value goes beyond compliance with the law because, through innovation, we continuously seek new alternatives to contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

Across our entire production chain, we measure our use of natural resources and promote efficiency in their consumption, as well as implementing continuous actions to improve our environmental performance index.

Autlán considers it of paramount importance to invest in the conservation of our ecosystems. To this end, we have created and maintain nurseries that have made us proactive in reforestation activities.

Reforestation (Trees planted / donated)

2015

33,142

2016

44,329

2017

48,676

2018

99,869

reforested trees in the region of native species such as oaks, pines, liquidambar, among others.

We are responsible in the consumption of water resources and have implemented different operational controls to increase the volume of the water we reuse.

Autlán’s units and plants are implementing strategies to reduce water extraction and improve recirculation processes.

Water consumption (thousands of cubic meters)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Autlán Manganese (Mining) 495 398 341 338
Autlán Manganese (Ferro-alloys) 454 532 572 665
Autlán Metallorum 587
Total 949 930 913 1,590

With regard to air emissions, we have implemented a series of initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of our transport services.

We have dust control systems at different ore loading and unloading points that moisten the truckloads and thereby mitigate unwanted emissions.

Efficiency in GHG emissions (tons of carbon dioxide equivalent [tCO2eq./t] / ton produced)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Autlán Manganese (Mining) 0.51 0.48 0.41  0.40
Autlán Manganese (Ferro-alloys) 2.76 2.34 2.40 2.44
Autlán Metallorum* 0.38

*Units in gold equivalent ounces

With regard to air emissions, we have implemented a series of initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of our transport services.

We have dust control systems at different ore loading and unloading points that moisten the truckloads and thereby mitigate unwanted emissions.

Efficiency in GHG emissions (tons of carbon dioxide equivalent [tCO2eq./t] / ton produced)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Autlán Manganese (Mining) 0.51 0.48 0.41  0.40
Autlán Manganese (Ferro-alloys) 2.76 2.34 2.40 2.44
Autlán Metallorum* 0.38

*Units in gold equivalent ounces

Thanks to the Atexcaco Hydroelectric Plant’s use of the potential energy of water in its 100% renewable energy production, 122 thousand tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere .

Additionally, the two operating divisions posted savings of 9% in gasoline consumption and the Manganese Division achieved a 15% improvement in energy efficiency.

The following table shows all fuel and electric energy consumption, highlighting the energy efficiency of our operations.

Energy Efficiency (Giga Joules / tonne produced [GJ/t]/ ounces produced)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Autlán Manganese (Mining) 2.44 2.68 2.30 2.32
Autlán Manganese (Ferro-alloys) 11.86 11.65 11.15 10.81
Autlán Metallorum 5.77

*Units in gold equivalent ounces