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Sunrise Dam presented with Anglogold Ashanti’s Annual Global Safety Award for the best safety performance of its global operations.

Maintaining a strong safety record requires the ongoing focus and personal commitment by every member of the Barminco team. It becomes even more rewarding when our clients recognise our effort and benchmark our performance against their global sites.

In June 2013, the Sunrise Dam team was presented with the Global Safety Award trophy by Anglo Gold Ashanti CEO, Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, at the mine’s FIFO camp.

Sunrise Dam General Manager, Richard Jordinson, said Barminco, together with Downer EDI, had registered upwards of 940 days and 1,600 days LTI-free respectively in 2012 – the best performance of Anglo Gold Ashanti’s 20 mines around the world.

“The award is a great honour,” Mr Jordinson said. “It reflects a lot of effort by AngloGold Ashanti and its contractors. The challenge now is to keep up the good work.”

The mine recorded an 18 to 5 reduction in lost time to injury (LTI) incidents in 2012 as a result of safety performance – a clear demonstration of Barminco’s commitment to our ‘Safety First. Safety Foremost’ value.