Press release July 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM CET

Codelco and Anglo American recognize Metso's contribution to safety

Codelco and Anglo American recognize Metso's contribution to safety

Metso Corporation's press release on July 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EET

Metso has received recognition for promoting safety at the worksites of Codelco and Anglo American in Chile. Metso has been able to improve the safety of operations at both sites by developing and implementing innovative safety enhancements. The award from Codelco's Gabriela Mistral Division and the written testimonial from Anglo American Los Bronces mine were received at customer-hosted events. 

A mobile application tool developed by Metso is used by the health, safety, environment and quality personnel at the Codelco worksite. By utilizing a pre-formatted checklist, it evaluates the various conditions that must be controlled in field supervision, such as the application of risk control sheets and training of personnel involved. All this yields a supervision performance result to ensure proper implementation of controls and application of preventive measures. 

Similarly, Metso's commitment to the goal of zero incidents has been recognized by Anglo American, specifically the implementation of job risk assessment procedures that enable operational continuity in the plants, a task always focused on critical controls.

"We encourage other companies in the industry to follow the example set by Metso and implement similar initiatives to improve the safety of their operations," says Hernán Cabello, Superintendent, Gabriela Mistral, Codelco.

"We are honored to receive these recognitions. For us at Metso, it is important to engage everyone in initiatives that improve safety. The highest safety standards are shared across Metso and we are committed to keeping it as our top priority in the future as well," says Aldo Cermenati, Senior Vice President, Pacific Rim market area.

Metso is committed to safety

Health, safety and environmental matters are top priorities for Metso, and prioritizing the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners is fundamental to everyone at Metso. Therefore, all Metso employees actively participate in eliminating safety risks. Also, partners and subcontractors are required to take care of occupational health and safety within their operations.

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 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, Finland, and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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Further information

Manuel Guzmán, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager, Metso Chile, Tel. +56 32 227 0606, Email: manuel.guzman@metso.com

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