The mine is an established leader in workplace safety: the Los Filos operation won the Mexican Mining Chamber’s Silver Helmet Safety Award in recognition of its safety records during 2009. For the second year in a row, the mine was awarded Goldcorp’s internal award for Best Overall Safety in 2010.
The mine applies the STOP program methodology, which focuses on workers’ attitudes, with the premise that "safety is everyone's responsibility." These efforts have contributed to an improved safety performance.
Los Filos obtained the Master Environmental License, issued by the Mexican Environmental and Natural Resources Authority (SEMARNAT), granting the authorization for extraction and beneficiation of gold and silver ore in their production stage.
In August 2010, the mine was certified under the International Cyanide Management Code, the international benchmark for transporting, storing and using cyanide.
Los Filos subscribed to the Clean Industry Certification Program offered by the Mexican Environmental Protection Authority (PROFEPA) and expects to obtain certification during 2011.