Anglo American recognises Metso for promoting safety
During the past year, Metso has received several important recognitions for its safety management of maintenance operations at its Los Bronces Division in Chile.
The latest, Major Commitment to Safety – Los Bronces Operation award was presented at the Anglo American Chile’s Annual Meeting of Safety and Occupational Health (Managers) in December 2017. The “Major Commitment to Safety” award honors company that promotes projects and activities that (significantly) improve safety performance at the operation.
2017 has been a remarkably successful year for Metso in terms of safety management activities conducted at Los Bronces. During last year, Metso received several important awards that underline the excellent performance of the Life-cycle Services team dedicated to the operations. These recognitions include the Award for Operational Continuity related to the removal of uncrushable materials, Award for Risk Management at Work and the Award for Safety Management. Furthermore, Metso was also recognized for safety management at the Planta Las Tórtolas operation. Safety management plays a key role in Metso’s Life cycle and maintenance services.
“Safety is a critical factor for everyone at Metso and one of our management’s fundamental values; each Metso employee takes on a personal responsibility for safety. Being recognized by our customers for the work we have done in promoting a safer working environment and processes is a clear signal that we are going in the right direction. It allows us to set ourselves apart from the competition,” says Eduard Nilo senior vice-president for Metso’s Pacific Rim market area and general manager for Metso Chile.
“We have been systematically creating a culture of prevention and made great progress in the area of safety. Having best-in-class safety management in place has a positive impact on our customer’s as well as our own value chain. We are very proud of this recognition by Anglo-American and see it also as an obligation to further strengthen our focus on safety management processes and capabilities,” Jose Luis Oleata, manager for long-term maintenance contracts at Metso Chile concludes.