INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE MINING SECTORMining tradition towards the futurE
ESLOP is deeply committed to themining communities. Through theimplementation of different strategic and technological initiatives, wecontribute to the development of the sector. Likewise, we have developed Corporate Social Responsibility processeswith the aim of impacting the territories and improving the quality of life ofits inhabitants.
Ancestral buying house
Although for years we have beenrecognized in these regions as a serious, legal company with high standards inthe purchase of precious metals, we have always wanted to advance in therefinement of our processes. This is whywe have created Ancestral buying houses, our own offices in the regions ofinfluence, where we make the direct purchase of precious metals, guaranteeingcompliance with control and security procedures and thus influencing theimprovement of formal business practices in the communities that provide us.
Our buying houses are located in Quibdó, Chocó and Frontino, Antioquia in Colombia.
Bringing traditional miningcloser to the 21st century
ESLOP card is the first major financial formalization initiative for subsistence mining in Colombia. Through it, “barequeros” and scrap metal dealers in Quibdó, Frontino and neighboring towns, will be able to access financial services by improving security in the processes of buying and selling gold, enabling formal savings and giving them the opportunity to build relationships with the financial sector.
A large part of the Colombian mining participants has been marginalized to informality, which has a negative impact on the quality of life of the families that dedicate themselves to this labor.
ESLOP wants to take this sector into the future, promoting a modernization of the practices that brings benefits to all actors. That is why we took the initiative to build a first step in the process of formalization of the relationships with the actors of subsistence mining by creating the ESLOP card.
We hope that with time and close partnership processes this will result in the ease of access to banking services focused on housing and education, factors that we recognize as key in the development of the territories where we operate.
Furthermore, we deeply believethat this initiative represents benefits for the sector, since it allowsimproving of the control and monitoring processes of the gold production chainto make mining a transparent and reliable business.
Always close to our people – Social Responsibility
We know the needs of the regions in which we have presence, this leads us to focus our attention on communities and be a driving force for well-being for vulnerable areas in mining regions.
The reason for our existence is to turn an ancestral treasure into welfare for people, which is why we develop our business around socially and environmentally responsible practices.
We want to be promoters of change, this is why we constantly analyze the practices of the sector and the consequences that these practices have for communities and develop long-term and sustainable strategic initiatives aiming at modifying the social fabric of our areas of influence.