Metso receives recognition for its efforts to improve mining safety in Chile

Metso receives recognition for its efforts to improve mining safety in Chile 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 --  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 Jose 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 action. 
"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
Construction. 
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. 
www.metso.com/miningandconstruction 
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. 
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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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