Blanket Gold Mine, a subsidiary of Caledonia Mining Corporation, has received two prestigious safety awards and says it is a testimony of the company’s commitment to meet local regulations.
Blanket’s occupational, safety and Health (OSH) policy and procedures were recently audited the National Social Security Authority (NSSA).
In a trading update Caledonia said the NSSA audit covered inter alia, Blanket’s OSH policies, procedures, training and management systems and as a result of this audit, Blanket was awarded the gold medal in the mining and quarrying sector in Matabeleland and the bronze medal across all industrial sectors in Zimbabwe.
Caledonia chief executive Stefan Hayden said: “I am delighted at this public recognition of Blanket’s commitment to achieving the highest standards of occupational safety and health.
“These awards are a testament to the continued hard work in this area by the management and employees at Blanket who are all to be heartily congratulated.
“On a broader perspective, these awards demonstrate the commitment of Blanket and Caledonia to fulfilling its obligations as a good corporate citizen in Zimbabwe.”
The government and Caledonia in August reached an agreement on the implantation of an indigenisation plan by the latter in line with the ongoing empowerment programme.