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company awards

Company-wide award winners announced: CI, safety and a new technical prize

Awards to recognize the contributions of our sites and operations around the world were announced at the LOVA gala in Toronto on September 30th. They included CI, a revamped safety category with two winners - the CEO Award for Best Safety Performance and the COO Award for Most Improved Safety Performance - and a new Technical Excellence and Innovation award.

Here is a full list of this year’s winners.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

2014 Performance: Chirano

Chirano went from not having a CI program in 2013 to an impressive $34-million in cost savings last year. In less than a year, they have created an all-inclusive CI culture where continuous improvement is now a part of daily meetings.

Ken Norris, Vice-President and General Manager, Chirano accepts the CI award on behalf of the team from Paul Rollinson, President & CEO
 

HEALTH & SAFETY

2014 CEO Award for Best Safety Performance: Dvoinoye

Dvoinoye achieved the lowest overall total reportable injury rate and injury severity rate last year. They have also included safety in all aspects of their operations and are leading the Company in how they have integrated risk management with their overall health and safety plans.



Franz-George Ostrop, General Manager, Dvoinoye with Paul Rollinson, President & CEO

2014 COO Award for Most Improved Safety Performance: Tasiast

Tasiast has worked hard to build a foundation for sustained safety success and a culture where everyone puts safety first. Last quarter, they reached a record 7.5 million man hours without a Lost Time Injury and contributed to the West Africa region having the lowest reportable injury frequency rate and severity rate in the company.



Raitt Marshall, Acting Vice-President and General Manager, Tasiast shakes hands with Warwick Morley-Jepson, Chief Operating Officer

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION

A brand new Technical Excellence and Innovation award was created to honour our deep technical bench strength. The award will celebrate technical papers about our team’s continual pursuit of innovation and solutions that benefit operations.

The first-ever winners are:

1st: Yves Breau, Director of Metallurgy, Toronto and Emmanuel Sampson-Cobbah, Process Manager, Chirano for their paper about the PolyStl liner development at Chirano

2nd: Jerry Ran, Geotechnical Director, Toronto and Gillian Gardhouse, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Toronto for their work with “Building a Geotechincal Model for Kinross Tasiast’s West Branch open pit: A Case Study”

3rd: Joshua Ellis, Senior Exploration Geologist and Caleb Stroup, Senior Exploration Geologist in Reno for their paper called “The Golden Devil Zone, a New Discovery in the Goldbanks’



Yves Breau, Director of Metallurgy, Toronto, with Warwick Morley-Jepson, Chief Operating Officer receiving the award

Gillian Gardhouse, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Toronto with Warwick Morley-Jepson, Chief Operating Officer

Congratulations to all of the winners. More information about Chirano’s CI achievements and Yves and Emmanuel’s technical paper will follow in an upcoming story.

 
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