Maria Eugenia Parot


October 19, 2017

What have been Golder’s major developments in Chile over the past few years?

Golder has been consolidating a strong consulting and design team in Chile, providing integrated services to the mining industry in the areas of mine waste, water management, environmental impact assessment, permitting and sustainability, mine engineering and stability, and construction services. Our main goal has been to develop solid, well-rounded professionals through seamless collaboration by our experts working together on challenging projects.

What role does Golder play in finding water efficiency solutions?

Golder provides comprehensive water balance models that help clients to understand water consumption, recovery, and losses, as well as implement programs to minimize the overall consumption of freshwater. For example, we apply different technologies and conduct innovative investigations to maximize water recovery from tailings and optimize our designs to minimize water losses.

What are Golder’s main competitive advantages?

Golder has several competitive advantages when it comes to providing services to the mining industry, including technical excellence, which allows us to deliver tailored, state-of-the-art solutions to our clients, a strong global footprint, which allows us to serve our mining clients worldwide, a deep understanding of the mining industry from early development stages to design, construction, operation, and closure, and finally, our ownership model as an employee-owned company in which our senior owners lead the business.

What are the key factors in establishing a successful relationship between a mining company and a local community?

Successful relationships are based on mutual benefit, respect, and trust. Early consultation with communities to find out what matters to them is key in developing successful relationships, as mining companies must be able to execute projects that respect and enhance elements that are important to local communities.

What are Golder’s goals in the mining industry over the next several years?

By 2020, Golder aims to be the leading provider of integrated engineering and environmental services from the earliest stages of mine development throughout the entire life of the mine, as well as a global leader in providing niche services such as mine waste management, water management, geological resource engineering, mine closure, and environmental and social management.

What is your outlook on the future of mining in Chile?

Chile has been a relevant player in the global mining industry, and we expect that it will continue to be. Chile has the opportunity to become a global leader in developing a mining industry that is innovative in the way it solves key challenges related to productivity, water, ecosystems, and community relationships.



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