Press release December 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso receives two awards for its outstanding work in enhancing occupational safety

Metso receives two awards for its outstanding work in enhancing occupational safety

Metso Corporation's press release on December 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Metso has been recognized with two awards for its proactive and dedicated efforts in occupational safety. One of the awards was presented to Metso for its outstanding management in preventive security by the National Safety Council of Chile, and the other one to Manuel Guzman, Manager, Health and Safety at Metso Chile, who received the Management Award for Prevention presented by the Institute of Occupational Safety.

"We have been impressed by the work of Metso's Joint Safety Committees, and we value the proactive processes they have developed to enhance safety - processes for which they have won various awards and recognitions," says Guillermo Gacitúa, President of the National Safety Council of Chile.

Metso is continuously looking for new innovative ways to enhance occupational safety and well-being at work. One of the most important initiatives implemented by Metso's Pacific Rim market area in 2016 was the immersed virtual reality training system, where risk situations can be trained for in a 3D factory environment.

"For us it is an honor to receive these recognitions. We put an emphasis on generating new initiatives and engaging our employees, families and children to help them to recognize unsafe situations. Constantly innovating so that every employee is always aware of the importance of safety has always been one of our important focus areas," explains Aldo Cermenati, SVP, Pacific Rim market area, Metso.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:

Aldo Cermenati, SVP, Pacific Rim, Metso, Tel. +56 22 370 2022, aldo.cermenati@metso.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com

Image caption: At the National Safety Council of Chile award ceremony, from left: Ricardo Herrera, HSE South Zone Team Leader, Metso Chile; Manuel Guzmán, Manager, Health and Safety at Metso Chile; Guillermo Gacitúa, President, CNS; and Aldo Cermenati, SVP, Pacific Rim, Metso.