AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine has been declared the winner of the 2014 AGA Global Safety Award for achieving zero occupational fatalities and ensuring a zero lost-time incidents, in the past two years.
The award was also in recognition of the company’s effort at reducing a year –on –year injury by over 35 per cent and improving safety management systems.
The Mine also won the zero Harm Award, a newly instituted award to recognise those who have taken proactive and innovative measures to control or eliminate safety hazards.
The Mine in 2013, introduced the Alcohol and Drug Testing System, to promote responsible drinking by employees.
Presenting the awards on behalf of the AGA Board and the Executive Committee to the Mine here at the weekend, the Chair of the AngloGold Ashanti Social, Ethics and Sustainability, Ms. Nozipho January- Bardill, said the company’s safety, environment and community performance showed the difference in the industry.
“It is not merely a reflection on our efforts; it is also a measure of our commitment to make positive impacts on the lives we touch, from employees and partners, to the communities where we operate,” she said and urged the staff to strive for excellence in 2015.
Highlighting the contributions of the AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs. Christina Kobinah, said hard work and unity of purpose were the driving forces of the company’s achievements stressing the awards were not won on a silver platter.
“I am not surprised at all because of the high uncompromising safety standards maintained by the company,” she said.
The Managing Director of the Iduapriem Mine, Sicelo Ntuli, thanked the Board for the awards and assured that, the company was committed to improving on the achievements adding that, leadership would set good examples on safety standards, in the years ahead.
From Clement Adzei