Fresnillo plc

Fresnillo plc is a Mexican precious metals mining company incorporated in the United Kingdom and headquartered in Mexico City. Fresnillo is the world's largest producer of silver from ore (primary silver) and Mexico's second-largest gold miner.[2] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Fresnillo plc
TypePublic limited company
LSEFRES
FTSE 100 Component
IndustryMining
Founded2008; 15 years ago (2008)
Headquarters
  • London, United Kingdom (registered office)
  • Mexico City, Mexico (corporate headquarters)
Key people
ProductsPrecious metals
RevenueIncrease US$2,703.1 million (2021)[1]
Increase US$666.7 million (2021)[1]
Increase US$438.5 million (2021)[1]
ParentIndustrias Peñoles
Websitewww.fresnilloplc.com

HistoryEdit

Formerly a wholly owned operating division of Industrias Peñoles, a minority stake in the company was spun off on the London Stock Exchange in a May 2008 IPO, with a secondary listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange on the same day.[3]

On 15 August 2012, Octavio Alvídrez took over as chief executive from Jaime Lomelín, following a handover period.[4]

OperationsEdit

The company operates three gold and silver mines in Mexico (Industrias Peñoles retained the rights to its primary base metals mines when Fresnillo was spun off).[5] The largest mine, in terms of silver output, is Mina Proaño (also known as Fresnillo Mine), located near the city of Fresnillo in the state of Zacatecas; the other mines are at Cienega, in Durango, and Herradura, in Sonora. In 2007, Fresnillo plc produced 34.3 million ounces of silver and 279,614 ounces of gold from its three active mines, as well as around 20 tons each of zinc and lead as by-products.[5]

The company also has 21 active exploration projects located across the country.[5] It signalled plans to use the money raised in its IPO to expand into Peru and Chile.[6]

Carbon footprintEdit

Fresnillo reported Total CO2e emissions (Direct + Indirect) for 31 December 2020 at 842 Kt (-7 /-0.8% y-o-y).[7]

Fresnillo's Total CO2e emissions (Direct + Indirect) (in kilotonnes)
Dec 2018 Dec 2019 Dec 2020
809[8] 848[9] 842[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2021" (PDF). Fresnillo. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Mexico's Industrias Penoles to spin off Fresnillo in London IPO". Forbes. AFX News. 11 April 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Fresnillo IPO to raise US$900 million". Metals Place. 14 April 2008. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Fresnillo CEO Jaime Lomelín Retires – Quick Facts". RTT News. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Production volumes: annual". Fresnillo. Retrieved 21 September 2008.[dead link]
  6. ^ Bream, Rebecca (9 May 2008). "Fresnillo suffers 6% fall during London debut". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  7. ^ a b "Fresnillo's Sustainability Report for 2020Q4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 May 2021. Alt URL
  8. ^ "Fresnillo's Sustainability Report for 2019Q4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2020. Alt URL
  9. ^ "Fresnillo's Sustainability Report for 2019Q4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2020. Alt URL

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