Xstrata, a major global diversified mining group, recently began exploration of the Las Bambas copper mine,
at an altitude of 4,000 meters in Peru. As with any large-scale venture, the project was sure to have an impact on the local community. So, before even setting foot on the site, Xstrata was determined to go in with a clear and solid plan to implement initiatives that would bring genuine value to the people most affected.
But to accomplish this, Xstrata needed a remote-site partner specializing in sustainable action – one that could deliver tangible long-term benefits to the local community and maintain positive relations with the authorities there. Sodexo, with its active Foundation for Sustainable Development in Peru, proved to be the ideal candidate.