STUDENTS FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES
VISIT TRES VALLES TO LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IN CHILE
This past March, a group of students from Duke University in the United States visited Tres Valles’ central offices in Santiago. The group contacted Tres Valles in order to learn about sustainability in the mining industry in Chile and what the company is doing to contribute to sustainable development in the country including how we comply with government regulations and keep good relations with surrounding communities.
The connection between the University and Tres Valles was established by Lucas Eastman, who previously worked as an English teacher for Tres Valles in Salamanca and recently began the Master’s program in Environmental Leadership at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
The Master’s program teaches different strategic approaches to environmental management and communication and an important part of the course is traveling to different countries in order to learn about different laws, history, and current practice in environmental policy.
The group of students who visited had between 5 and 30 years of experience in the environmental sector, many of who worked in mining. The visit included presentations about the history of the company and the current status in regards to the business model and the work that we do with environmental authorities. Luis Vega, Deputy CEO at Tres Valles, commented on the visit, “I always like having people from different countries in the office. We are a very diverse company and people from different cultures enrich our team.