Sustainability in Action: Transportation in Peru

As part of its commitment to serve as a catalyst for local economic development, Yanacocha has invested in local infrastructure in the form of roadways and trails that support regional accessibility.

The construction, maintenance and improvement of roadways in Cajamarca through Yanacocha’s sustainability initiatives have provided local populations increased access to education, health services and local markets to improve the standard of living for people and revitalize the local economy.

As agreed upon in the construction agreements with regional governments, local laborers are hired to build this new infrastructure to further support socio-economic empowerment in the region.

Residents around Yanacocha were once limited to selling their products close to home, but now, an increasing number of farmers and artisans are bringing their products to a larger market and reaping the benefits of a more competitive customer base.