Filo

Working towards a low-carbon economy in Argentina and Chile.

A junior mining company practicing responsible mineral development and building strong stakeholder relationships.

Filo Mining Corp. (Filo) is advancing its 100% owned Filo del Sol project, which is growing into one of the largest copper-gold deposits in the world. Copper is expected to be a cornerstone of the low-carbon economy, positioning Filo well for the future. The company is committed to responsible mineral development, ensuring the project aligns with international best practices and standards, while developing mutually beneficial relationships with the community.

The Foundation began supporting Filo in 2018 in an advisory capacity to lay the groundwork for addressing environmental and social risks and securing social license at an early stage in the project lifecycle. This effort involved advancing responsible mineral development policies and a conducting gap assessment of the project against the IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability. 

The Foundation has worked with Filo to operationalize their responsible mineral development policies and close the gaps against the IFC Performance Standards. A Foundation representative was seconded to Filo to help oversee social performance, community engagement, grievance management, social investment, and local hiring. These efforts have helped to inform project design considerations, identify and mitigate key social and environmental risks, as well as foster positive relations with local stakeholders; ultimately supporting the project’s viability to move forward.

Partner Initiatives

International Management Standards
Chile & Argentina

Alignment with international social and environmental sustainability standards.

Social Performance
Chile

Oversight of community relations, grievance management, social investment and local hiring.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our initiatives strive to improve people's lives and protect the planet and are in support of the following UN SDGs: