Minera Centinela Commits to Copper Mark

Dec. 16. 2020
Marubeni Corporation

Minera Centinela, which is owned 30% by Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) and 70% by Antofagasta plc (hereinafter, “Antofagasta”), one of the world’s leading copper producers, has announced that Minera Centinela has committed to Copper Mark(*1).

Copper Mark, founded by International Copper Association (”ICA”)(*2), is a comprehensive, credible assurance framework to demonstrate the copper industry’s responsible production practices and industry contribution to the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Minera Centinela has decided that all of its mining operations will convert from coal fire to renewable energy. Marubeni will focus on the continuous improvement of responsible production through its copper business and aim to strengthen the company’s commitment to SDGs. In addition to Minera Centinela, the other copper mines owned by Marubeni will also make plans to commit to Copper Mark.

(*1) Copper Mark
The Copper Mark was founded by ICA, and the Copper Mark company was established as an independent entity in 2019. In order to be identified as a contributor to SDG 12 and receive the Copper Mark, copper producers will be assessed against a set of 32 responsible production criteria. 

(*2) International Copper Association
ICA leads the world’s copper industry on the issues critical to securing copper’s future growth and achieving SDGs. ICA’s 36 members represent a majority of the world’s primary copper production, some of the largest mid-stream smelter/refiners, and 10 of the world’s largest copper fabricators (Headquartered in Washington, D.C.).


【Minera Centinela】 【Minera Centinela】
< Antofagasta >
Company Name : Antofagasta plc
Location : London, United Kingdom
Founded : 1888
Business Activities : Mining, Transportation, Water business
HP : http://www.antofagasta.co.uk/
< Minera Centinela >
Location : Republic of Chile, Ⅱ Region(Antofagasta)
Ore Reserve : Sulfide 1,829 million tonnes (As of Dec, 2019)
Oxide 326 million tonnes (As of Dec, 2019)
Copper Production : Approx 280.000 tonnes (annual)
Production Period : 2001 〜2068
Ownership : Company Share
: Antofagasta 70%
: Marubeni 30%

< Reference >
・Apr. 3. 2020
Minera Centinela Moves to Convert Mining Operations to 100% Renewable Energy in 2022

・May 30. 2019
Minera Antucoya Moves to Convert Mining Operations to 100% Renewable Energy in 2022