Community/Environment

Community Relations

There are three local communities associated with Tinka's Ayawilca and Colquipucro projects in central Peru: San Pedro de Pillao; San Juan de Yanacocha; and Huarautambo. These are relatively small rural communities with populations of between 500 and 1,300 people.

Tinka recognizes the importance of strong community relations and support. The Company employs two full-time community relations officers with each community (on rotation). These employees ensure that the communities are well informed about activities and that any concerns or questions are addressed.

Tinka has land access agreements with each of the three communities allowing it to conduct exploration activities for a period of three to four years. The current agreements are valid until the beginning of 2020. In exchange for the use of community lands, Tinka has agreed to contribute to a community trust on an annual basis to fund small community productive projects, training, healthcare, education initiatives and other local events. Tinka is the largest employer in the area using local labour to build and maintain access roads, build and rehabilitate drill pads, cooking & cleaning, and as drivers (see photos below).

Source: Google Maps

Information and communications programs

Information and communication programs

Community Dances

Mother's Day celebrations

Training for the preparation of healthy food

Training for local drivers

Medical campaigns

Community healthcare

School activity sponsorship

Support to local schools

Fence installation for livestock

Environmental Practises

Tinka is fully committed to identifying, evaluating and controlling the environmental impacts of its exploration activities. The Company has implemented sustainable business practices and promotes community environmental monitoring. It has also implemented preventive and quick response measures that ensure conservation of the environment.

The Company's current activities incorporate a range of measures to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment. These measures include:

  • - optimization of water use in Company‚Äôs drilling activities and at the Ayawilca camp
  • - noise, dust, water and air quality monitoring
  • - biological monitoring (terrestrial and aquatic)
  • - recycling and waste management
  • - training of local personnel in environmental management