Collective Mining (TSXV:CNL) is a strong partner for the communities in Colombia in which it operates. With ESG principles woven into the fabric of the company’s founding principles, Collective’s commitment to creating opportunities for all stakeholders solidifies the company’s position as a responsible miner.
Mining and Agriculture Integral to Stakeholder Success
Collective Mining’s (TSXV:CNL) strategic alliance with the Coffee Growers Committee of Caldas and the Municipality of Supia is based on the foundation that mining and agriculture work effectively together to create positive growth and development in Colombia. The Committee is part of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), an influential and important institution in the agricultural industry. The coffee industry being one of Colombia’s most important industries alongside mining, the institution oversees the development of the coffee sector and ensures it remains healthy and profitable for everyone.
The company was awarded a notable recognition from the Municipality of Supia as a direct result of its work and contributions toward the improvement and development of the municipality’s infrastructure. Omar Ossma, CEO and President of Collective commented that, “Coffee is one of the main drivers of this region and this alliance is a very important step to promote sustainable coexistence of different economic activities with mining. We are honored to have received this recognition.”
Agricultural and mining ventures are integral to the South-American country, which has a long track record of positive gains in these areas. For Collective, supporting the Coffee Growers Committee of Caldas is a key component of the company’s 2021 ESG initiatives in Caldas. Caldas is well known for its rich coffee culture and is the second largest coffee producing department in the country. With 32,000 families in the department, the coffee industry is an integral part of the local economy and community.
An Alliance For Everyone
Members of the strategic alliance have invested in the development of local road infrastructure, improving access to water for local communities and supporting the municipality’s coffee producers. The total commitment from members of the alliance is $530,000 for 2021. 1,286 coffee growers covering 1,489 hectares of farmland in the Municipality of Supia will directly benefit as a result of the initiatives put forth by the alliance.
Collective’s (TSXV:CNL) alliance with the Committee and Supia has strengthened its bond with all stakeholders in the region, with Marco Antonio Londono Zuluaga, Mayor of Supia stating, “These are investments that will go directly to our small farmers and rural communities. We are pleased to have the support of Collective Mining in this initiative. It is key to work together and it is key to work as a team. This project demonstrates that responsible mining is possible.”