Goldcorp employees understand that safety standards are in place for everyone’s protection, and each employee is personally accountable. Goldcorp’s Éléonore mine has been recognised for its outstanding safety record in the 2016 calendar year with the John T. Ryan National Safety Trophy for Metal Mines. The award is in recognition of the Éléonore mine who achieved 2,592,938 hours worked during 2016, with a reportable injury rate of 0.15, the best among Metal Mines in Canada. Similarly the operation earned Regional Safety Awards for Metal Mines in 2015 and 2014.
The Éléonore mine was presented with the 2016 National Trophy at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) 119th convention in Montreal, Quebec, at the joint CIM Awards Dinner and Gala on May 1, 2017, and will display the award at the mine site throughout the year.
Guy Belleau, Éléonore Mine General Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the Éléonore team at the gala event, and said, “I am very happy for my team as we have worked very hard over the years to build a culture of continuous improvement and this is a clear testimony we are heading in the right direction. There is still a lot left to accomplish and this award will certainly provide the motivation to the team to continue our journey and marks another milestone on our path towards future success.”
Wade Bristol, Goldcorp’s SVP, Operations, Canada & US, said, “Well done to the entire team at Éléonore on this recognition of the mine’s safety performance, for creating a workplace that is Safe Enough for Our Families, and for your ongoing contributions to improving the mining industry’s safety record.”