Primero is aware that every action taken in its operations affects the community where it operates. This places our operations under an obligation to improve conditions for local communities where possible.
San Dimas actively supports, along with local authorities and the community, a range of social and community initiatives including the construction of classrooms, sports facilities and road maintenance. The mine promotes small business development in the community and encourages the development of alternate sources of income that are not related to mining. These community initiatives have developed from small family projects to self-sustainable businesses including a greenhouse garden, bakery, laundromat, chicken farm and sewing centre.
We work with our employees to help them fulfill their potential, by providing opportunities for career advancement and skills development. In response to the need for increased learning opportunities in the region, San Dimas teamed with the Mexican government and launched an Adult Education Program for employees, families and residents. Since 2006, 268 students have graduated from the program.