The addition of Wheaton Precious Metals as a valued sponsor of CEEC will bring a unique perspective to the international not-for-profit communication hub. Wheaton Precious Metals is a precious metals streaming company, with streaming agreements in place for 20 operating mines and nine development stage projects around the globe. The Canadian-based firm provides funding arrangements for mine operators, partnering with large and small businesses that share the company’s values and belief in responsible mining.CEEC Director Simon Hille said the organisation welcomed the support of Wheaton Precious Metals and looked forward to collaborating on promoting initiatives that result in lower footprint mining. “Wheaton Precious Metals clearly demonstrates its ability to provide value for shareholders while upholding its commitment to sustainable development principles. Both of our organisations are keenly interested in improvements and innovations that drive energy efficiency and productivity, so this sponsorship enables us to work together to foster greater global sustainability in mining and processing,” Hille said.Maurice Tagami, Technical Ambassador, Wheaton Precious Metals, said the company was looking forward to the knowledge sharing opportunities provided by CEEC sponsorship. “We pride ourselves on using our outstanding technical expertise to help operators increase mine site productivity. Our collaboration with CEEC is a ‘win-win’, allowing us to share and implement initiatives that provide tangible financial and environmental benefits to operators at all stages of the mining process,” Tagami said.“Reducing the footprint of the operations we fund also helps us maintain our social licence to operate andsafeguard the health and vibrancy of communities and the environment, now and into the future.” He said Wheaton Precious Metals was proud to be the first streaming and royalty company to initiate community investment programs in the areas where their assets operate.“Since 2014, we’ve provided financial support for our mining partners’ economic, environmental and socialinitiatives within the communities directly influenced by the mines. The program is designed to increase theimpact of our partners’ initiatives, either by matching their funds for specific projects, or in some instances byproviding funding for new projects.”Hille said the addition of the Canadian-based company to CEEC’s list of sponsors highlighted the not-for-profitorganisation’s global reach in communicating and collaborating on energy efficient minerals processing andoptimised comminution solutions. “CEEC’s mandate is to help facilitate good knowledge sharing through credible scientific work. It’s only by having the support of sponsors from around the world that we can continue to promote cutting-edge energy efficient mining processes that reduce environmental impact, lower costs and strengthen shareholder value,” Hille said.