Ministerial visit at La Coipa highlights strong safety and diversity practices at site

Kinross Chile recently welcomed Chile’s Mine Minister, Baldo Prokurica, Mine and Geology National Director, Alfonso Domeyko, and Women and Gender Equity Minister, Monica Zalaquett to La Coipa to visit the site and gain a better understanding of the project and Kinross’ values and commitment to inclusion and diversity. 

Rolando Cubillos, Vice-President Operations, Chile, and Guillermo Olivares, Site Manager, La Coipa, hosted the delegation and provided information on our health and safety best practices, including COVID-19 procedures, and safety protocols related to working in a high-altitude region.

A key part of the visit highlighted the important role of women to the project and Kinross Chile’s strong diversity practices. Women and Gender Equity Minister Monica Zalaquett was pleased to see that La Coipa’s workforce is 16% female – double the national average of 8% in the mining industry.

“The Ministers had a successful visit to La Coipa and were appreciative of the professionalism of our people. our commitment to safety and diversity, and the high performance culture we value as a Company,” said Rolando Cubillos, Vice-President Operations, Chile. “We thank the Ministers for taking the time to visit and see the solid progress of our project.”

The Ministers start the day at the pit lookout
The ministers in the pit with La Coipa employees
The ministers end the day in the truck shop
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