Top honours for Sibanye Gold at MineSafe 2014
Westonaria, 25 August 2014: Sibanye Gold proved its mettle in safety by scooping all the significant achievement awards for gold, at the SAIMM MineSafe 2014 Conference held on 22 August, at Emperor`s Palace in Boksburg.
Sibanye walked away with all seven significant achievement awards for safety in the Gold sector. These awards recognise excellence in Safety and three of Sibanye Gold`s operations took the top honours.
This achievement is significant given that for the first time in 110 years, the mining industry notes less than 100 fatalities across the various sectors in recorded history. “This achievement is the result of a consistent focus on safety and a collective effort from all our employees and I am very pleased with the continued improvements in safety Sibanye has achieved,” said Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye Gold. He added that despite these improvements, Sibanye Gold would continue with its efforts to improve its safety performance and the working conditions of its employees.
The company recognises the need to provide employees with a safer and more productive operating environment and has recently launched a safe technology function at an executive level, which will assess and develop appropriate technology to improve productivity and safety.
The SAIMM MineSafe Conference brings together all the mining industry players to share their knowledge and to work together towards one common purpose – the safety and health of all those who are part of our industry.
James Wellsted Head of Investor Relations Sibanye Gold Limited +27 83 453 4014 firstname.lastname@example.org