Metso Corporation : Metso receives recognition for its efforts to improve
mining safety in Chile
Metso Corporation's press release on June 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. local time
Anglo American Chile names Metso best safety partner of 2012
Anglo American Chile has awarded Metso with two titles at its 19th Annual
Safety Meeting. Metso received the Outstanding Partner of 2012 award, and the
Presidency 2012 award for excelling as the number one safety partner of Anglo
American South Chile. Both awards are a significant acknowledgement for
Metso's high standards and for the results achieved under the Life Cycle
Services contract with Anglo American's Los Bronces mine.
"Creating a working environment where the management of health and safety
risks is a core value is something you need to strive for daily", says Aldo
Cermenati, General Manager for Chile and Vice President, South America
Services at Metso Mining and Construction.
"This is a great recognition for the work our people have done, and a sign we
are on the right track. However, the real challenge is still ahead of us: we
have to maintain these results and keep the risks we face in our everyday
tasks under control", reminds José Luis Olaeta, Maintenance Contracts Manager
at Metso Mining and Construction.
"We are very pleased to count on a partner who aims for security excellence,
helping us to achieve every goal in our plant. We are talking about a full
time supplier who understands our needs", notes Patricio Chacana, Plant
Manager of the Los Bronces mine.
Safety is our license to operate
Anglo American's recognition is yet another proof of Metso's commitment to aim
for injury-free operations - both at our own facilities as well as those of
our customers. In addition to protecting the immediate safety of people at
work, our striving in safety extends to establishing preventive guidelines and
"In 2012, Metso successfully introduced The Metso Safety Pledge, a vow each
employee takes to guarantee his or her commitment to safety", says Pirjo
Virtanen, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment at Metso Mining and
Metso's strict Health, Safety and Environment standards play an important part
in the Life Cycle Services contract with Anglo American's Los Bronces mine.
The aim of the long-term maintenance collaboration is to improve reliability
and increase the availability of equipment. These goals are achieved by
working together daily to meet operational needs and to ensure safety of the
staff and integrity of the environment.
"Safety cannot be compromised. We do not want anyone to get hurt at work. And
because eliminating incidents helps keep our people at work, thus reducing
downtime, investing in safety really does pay off", Virtanen reminds.
Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing
the right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in
the aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in
metal and waste recycling. Expect results.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's
shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Aldo Cermenati, General Manager for Chile and Vice President, South America
Services, Metso Mining and Construction, tel +56 98409 5286
Pirjo Virtanen, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment, Metso Mining
and Construction, tel +358 40 736 8637
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