AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited (AGA) recognises the importance of adhering to proper health and safety regulations within its mining operations.
Over the years, AGA has therefore established efficient Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) management systems and processes at its corporate offices as well as the mining sites. These systems and processes have ensured that workers of the company are well protected while on duty. The staff are subjected to elaborate health and safety procedures with caution signs displayed at vantage points.
The efficient manner in which AGA manages its HSEQ has been appreciated by Globe Productions, organisers of the maiden edition of the Ghana Business Awards. At the event, which was held recently in Accra, AGA’s efforts were rewarded with the “Excellence in HSEQ of the year’ award.
The citation that accompanied the award said, “It is in recognition of AGA’S efforts in introducing effective safety measures and demonstrable improvements in occupational health and safety as well as in risk reduction.”
Commenting on the award, Sustainability Manager of AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi, Nana Ampofo Bekoe, said, “At AGA, safety is our first value. We are delighted about this recognition which confirms the importance we attach to health and safety matters at AGA. The award is an indication that we are on the right track with respect to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality issues at AGA and it will motivate us to do more in that direction”.
He stated that AGA places people first and is responsible for seeking new and innovative ways to ensure that the work environment is free of occupational injury and illness. “We live each day for each other and use our collective commitment, talents, resources and systems to deliver on our most important commitment which is to care for our people,” Mr Bekoe said.
The Ghana Business Awards is a prestigious awards scheme that recognizes and rewards excellence across all sectors of the Ghanaian economy. It also provides the platform to recognize the efforts of individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the business sector.