Social Investment Platform

Autlán

7. Affordable and Clean Energy 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action 15. Life on Land

Overview

Autlán, focused on investing in sustainable development projects that are aligned to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN), with a focus on health, education and infrastructure for the benefit of 49 communities in Lolotla, Molango, Tepehuacán , Xochicoaltán and Tlanchinol.

Authors

Natalia Mendez

Natalia Mendez

Enrique Zarate

Enrique Zarate

Andres Espinosa

Andres Espinosa

Hugo Flores

Hugo Flores

Patricio Elizondo

Patricio Elizondo

School

EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

Professor

Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Innovation

Autlán, started a contest with the communities in which, projects are proposed and these, are uploaded to a committee, which evaluates the viability and preparation of each one and with this, the best projects are chosen and are given a contribution so that the projects can be realized. This encourages people in the community to undertake and create a business idea that benefits them and the community by creating and motivating economic development.

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Inspiration

Autlán is very committed in generating value through their manganese, energy and metallorum operating units, as well as fulfilling with applicable legislations, satisfying the requirements of their clients, ensuring the physical integrity of our employees and contributing to the development of the communities where they participate based on sustainable operations and continuous improvement of the quality and environmental management systems.

Overall impact

"Natural resources are finite and at some point we will have to leave the community" - Alejandro Perez

This is one of the main reasons why Autlán implements sustainable models, where the community participates and democratically decides the projects to be executed, as Alejandro mentioned in the interview "communities identify their needs and take ownership of solutions."

The impact is also in the development of skills required in the community and will be necessary in time.

Business benefit

One of the pillars of Autlán is to create a sustainable and flexible model. As Alejandro said in the interview “there is a constant evolution between the company and the community.” Previously, Autlán supported in an economic way in forms of a gym, a school, etc. now the community is part of the solution. The goal is to create a sustainable community that has the resources and skills to help itself.

Social and environmental benefit

Climate actions:

  • Continuous improvement of energy efficiency
  • Use of renewable energy (HYDROELECTRIC)
  • Use of low-emission fuels
  • Measurement of direct and indirect emissions related to the process
  • Identification and Mitigation of environmental risks

Life of terrestrial ecosystems:

  • Hierarchical mitigation approach to minimize impact.
  • Carrying out comprehensive evaluations of environmental impact, both reference and follow-up.

Alliance to achieve objectives:

  • Accompaniment to municipalities for the development of projects financed by the mining Fund
  • Link with the UAEH, Tecnológico de Monterrey, UNAM Faculty of Chemical Sciences, schools of basic education in all our communities in the influence zone
  • Collaboration with the third sector: NGOs, CSOs

Interview

Alejandro Perez De La Rosa, Sustainable Communities Manager

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Autlán

Autlán

Monterrey, Nuevo León, MX

Business Website: https://www.autlan.com.mx/

Year Founded: 1953

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000

Autlán is a Mexican company recognized worldwide for the quality and specialization of its mining and industrial products. The company has developed, with great experience, in the production and commercialization of various kinds of manganese minerals and ferroalloys, supporting a unique industry in the country. In addition, it has ventured into the development of electricity and precious metal mining projects.