Guillermo Barreda of Knight Piésold Peru Highlights Tailings Dam Challenge at British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce Keynote Luncheon
Guillermo Barreda of Knight Piésold Peru Highlights Tailings Dam Challenge at British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce Keynote Luncheon

Guillermo Barreda of Knight Piésold Peru Highlights Tailings Dam Challenge at British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce Keynote Luncheon

May 29, 2024, Lima, PeruGuillermo Barreda, General Manager of Knight Piésold Peru, took center stage at a networking luncheon organized by the British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce (BPCC, Cámara de Comercio Peruano Británica). He delivered a keynote presentation titled, “ESG Principles and the Prevention of Catastrophic Failures: Tailings Dams Case,” shedding light on one of the crucial challenges confronting the global mining industry. The BPCC luncheon was held on April 25, 2024, at the Phoenix Club in San Isidro, Lima.

Addressing Challenges

In a landscape where safety and sustainability are pivotal to corporate development, the prevention of tailings dam failures stands out as an essential priority.

Barreda began the presentation with an emphasis on the need for a comprehensive approach to tackle this challenge. He explained the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, which are instrumental in evaluating a company's performance and impact, and their relationship with the prevention of catastrophic tailings dam failures, events that significantly impact each of the ESG principles.

Industry Response and Ongoing Concerns

Barreda then delved into the industry's response, highlighting substantial progress in the development of global standards and training programs. However, he underscored the persistent shortage of trained professionals as a pressing concern and stressed that despite these advancements, the deficit of skilled personnel remains an underlying issue within the industry.

Importance of High-Level Management Involvement

The presentation concluded with a strong emphasis on the critical role of high-level senior management in decisions involving tailings dams. Barreda stressed the necessity for continuous training and the development of specialized skills to ensure the safety and efficiency of tailings dam management.

Company Commitment and Vision

Knight Piésold Peru has an unwavering commitment to technical excellence and environmental responsibility. “We pride ourselves on having a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to applying ESG principles in every project we undertake,” said Barreda. “We strive to meet required standards and provide innovative, sustainable solutions that contribute to the responsible development of the mining industry and the protection of the environment."

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