Press release February 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM CET

Anglo American awards Metso for excellent outcomes in promoting safety

Anglo American awards Metso for excellent outcomes in promoting safety

Metso Corporation's press release on February 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EET

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.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.,

For more information, contact:

Macarena Vallejo, Customer Marketing Operations Manager - Pacific Rim, Metso Chile, Tel. +56 32 227 0650, Email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email:

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