Raising awareness and carry out environmental campaigns to identify and mitigate impacts.
Fostering educational performance in the areas of science, technology and human development, while promoting values and culture.
Developing skills and abilities to be self-sustaining and promote small business creation.
Encouraging healthy dietary habits, sports and recreation; supporting self-improvement for women and seniors.
Vision and shared management of public services.
We promote volunteering work in environmental clean-up, reforestation and related actions in collaboration with the community and local authorities.
All of our units maintain plant nurseries in support of ongoing reforestation campaigns and tree donations.
We sponsor teams in the international "FIRST Robotics" program to encourage interest in science and technology.
Peñoles has entered into a strategic alliance with the Mexican Institute for Educational Excellence to promote local development, lifelong learning, professionalization, ongoing education and educational innovation
We provide meeting and learning spaces for the community to explore science, technology and art. Inaugurated in Torreón in 2008, the Peñoles Metals Museum promotes the protection of cultural heritage
Peñoles’ community centers host personal and professional development workshops, including sporting and artistic activities, as well as diverse conferences. These centers promote social integration, co-existence, human development and construction of community visions.
We help people develop technical and administrative skills through training and consulting in the area of self-employment and creation or improvement of micro-enterprises that endure over time and strengthen the economy.
In partnership with the UNAM Foundation, Peñoles supports the health of the local community, offering free medical care, including optometry, dentistry services and general consultations for vulnerable children, youths and adults.
In conjunction with Santos Laguna soccer club, we have built significant sports infrastructure and founded 11 soccer academies, where children and youths from local communities can learn sportsmanship, discipline and other important life skills. These academies hold regional tournaments and currently benefit 1,139 children.
We promote a wide variety of community building and local infrastructure initiatives, lobbying with local authorities and representing industry on local community committees. We participate in multiple educational projects and initiatives to secure electric power distribution, street lighting, potable water, improved drainage, street pavement, construction and repair of roads and bridges.
Our Environmental Health Unit regularly monitors the blood lead levels of the inhabitants of populations living near the Met-Mex Metallurgical Plant in Torreón.
Two examples of Peñoles’ responsible environmental management during the operational life cycle of units are its Wildlife Management Facilities (PIMS) and Environmental Management Units (UMAS), which, in addition to protecting flora and fauna, provide families access to quality parks and recreation.
We ceded ownership of the Pozo Zacatecas to Torreón's Municipal Water and Sanitation System (SIMAS) in 2017. In that year the Met-Mex Metallurgical plant switched over to treated domestic wastewater for its industrial processes. This donation provides safe drinking water to more than 15,000 families, and the use of treated water has served to reduce waste effluent.
To learn more, download our Sustainable Development Report