Our people

As of 2016, we have more than 8,000 employees and contractors, 17% of which are local. All our employees work full time.

Las Bambas was the first mining project to implement a sustainable development model promoted by the Peruvian government. We have applied a participatory strategy and consultative approach with stakeholders since 2005, when Las Bambas began exploration activities. 

  • We recognise and defend our employees’ right to a safe workplace, collective representation, fair remuneration and opportunities for development.
  • We endorse the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
  • We value diversity, and we treat our employees and contractors in a fair manner. We offer them equal opportunities at all levels of the organisation, without prejudice regarding race, nationality, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, political opinion, or any other status.
  • We hire people to offer them opportunities for development, based on the competencies needed globally, and on their personal performance and progress in their roles.
  • We have a local hiring policy that includes training and hiring people from the surrounding communities to boost the local economy. In 2013, we directly hired 120 residents from the Apurímac region (24% of our payroll). We indirectly hired 2,584 people.