Hellas Gold received the highest distinction for its policy and practice in the field of Health and Safety, accepting the awards “Winner” and “Gold” from the institution Health and Safety Awards, during the award ceremony that took place in Athens, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, in the presence of the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Welfare, Katrougalos Giorgos.
This award rewarded the policies and philosophy of Hellas Gold in the Department of Health and Safety, and certified its compliance with the higher and stricter standards giving Hellas Gold the lead in the health and safety sector in the field of mining industries and the gold medal in the field of readiness and emergency management.
A policy which in practice consists of the continuous modernization of the existing infrastructures, the effective prevention of accidents with continuous monitoring and assessment of risks and the corresponding appropriate measures and constant information, education, understanding, activation and effective participation of all workers in health and safety issues at work.
“For us, Health and Safety is not just a commitment, but a way of life, and it translates into a whole range of practices but also in our daily lives in the Cassandra Mines. And this was conquered through timeless collaborative effort”, says the Head of the integrated Health Department of Hellas Gold, Vassilis Vassiliadis who contributed in drafting one of the most modernized health departments in Greece, staffed with medical and nursing staff, modernized equipment and infrastructure, with clinics and ambulances in all the facilities, and comprehensive action at the prevention and control level, as well as health benefits to employees.
The Winner and Gold Health and safety awards, follow a series of distinctions that certify the environmental, occupational and social responsibility and consistency, but also the respect of stricter standards across the spectrum of activities of Hellas Gold:
- CRI “Bronze Award” by the “Institute of Corporate Responsibility” for the social contribution of Hellas Gold and “Praise for Corporate Social Responsibility” by the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, as part of the awards “Greek Value”.
- “ISO 14001” for the Environmental Management System of Hellas Gold
- “OISAS 18001: 2007” for the health and safety management system at work
You can find more information on the following link: www.hsawards.gr