OURENSE, JUNE 5, 2023:-Strategic Minerals Spain joins today the commemoration of World Environment Day, aware of the environmental challenges we face as a society, as well as the need to promote individual and collective actions for the benefit of the planet.

The company’s respect for the environment is also conveyed to our staff and subcontracted personnel, offering training and informative activities of an environmental nature. Precisely, coinciding with the commemoration of World Environment Day on June 5, the staff of the Penouta Mine attended a conference on the contribution of Strategic Minerals Spain to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. In addition, in appreciation for their collaboration in the environmental objectives, we have delivered an ecological planting kit to the participants. Under the slogan “Let’s all take care of the environment. One Earth. All your good deeds are a seed that sooner or later will bear fruit”, our company is committed to continue working to protect the planet and all the beings that inhabit it.

At Strategic Minerals Spain we are fully committed to the development of the sustainable objectives of the United Nations, contemplated in the 2030 Agenda. Sustainability is an essential value in the philosophy of our organization, which develops its activities betting on sustainable mining. Among our main objectives, we seek to revalue abandoned waste, creating economic, environmental and social benefits within the framework of the circular economy.

Our main goal is to ensure the environmental protection and rehabilitation of the places where we operate, trying to reduce the impact caused as much as possible. An example of this is the restoration of 1.5 hectares of land at the Balsa de la Abeja in the last year, where a total of 180 trees have been planted (90 chestnut, 25 birch, 25 oak, 20 hazel and 20 rowan).

Another example of our commitment to the SDGs is the Tarantula 2020 Project, a programme in which Strategic Minerals Spain participates and which aims to develop new recovery methods for three metals of high technological interest: wolfram (W), niobium (Nb) and tantalum (Ta), developing a set of innovative technologies, with high recovery and selectivity rates, based on efficient, industrially scalable and environmentally friendly processes.