Building healthy community relations is fundamental for ASARCO. Since the beginning of its operations in 1899, the company has acknowledged the importance of being a good neighbor. ASARCO is committed to constructive ongoing communication and coexisting in a sustainable way with the communities close to our operations. We believe that community outreach is based on transparency, trust and promoting long-lasting ties.

The ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center, built in 1997 to educate teachers, students and the general public on the mining process and the importance of copper, offers regular visits into the fully operating Mission mine in Sahuarita, AZ (more information in the Community section).

Through several community engagement programs such as the ASARCO Education Foundation that allows schools to take the tour at no cost, we want to share part of our story with teachers and students, the leaders of tomorrow.

Now more than ever, ASARCO is looking to further expand its community outreach through sustainable programs that will benefit both the company and its neighbors. In alignment with our parent company Grupo Mexico philosophy, ASARCO believes in bringing social
benefit to the people around its operations to build stronger communities.