Social Responsibility


Our corporate social responsibility extends beyond the perimeter of the mines in the Boyacá region. The modernization of mining practices has improved living conditions for thousands of local residents, including retired miners,women, children and disabled people who benefit from access to a community canteen and free health clinics.


With over 700 staff members we are a major employer in the growing economy of the region. Our miners now enjoy better opportunities for personal and professional development and have access to training programs in Muzo itself, in our head office in Bogotá and in our other branches around Colombia. Women were long excluded by the patriarchal system in the region but now have a say on life in the mines through direct and indirect job opportunities. Our core values include a strong commitment to the community and equal chances for both genders.


Since the quality of the crystal cannot be compromised, we strictly prohibit the use of aggressive mining with dynamite in the vicinity of emerald veins. We endeavor to protect the local environment through our reforestation, hydroseeding and erosion control programs.