Alumbrera is an important business for Argentina and a significant contributor to the Argentine economy. It was the country’s first major mining development and is a source of ongoing economic benefits and opportunities, especially for local communities.
Alumbrera recognizes its responsibility to the communities in which it operates and provides a range of support, including sponsorship and donations for local community initiatives with an emphasis on training, education and health.
To encourage regional business development, the mine purchases supplies locally wherever possible. The project has helped fund roads, including heavy vehicle by-passes around the towns of Santa Maria, Londres and Belen, so the movement of transport trucks does not compromise people’s safety and quality of life.