Paracatu Takes Top Honour in Continuous Improvement

A big congratulations to the Paracatu Continuous Improvement (CI) team, winner of the 2013 CI Award, for the group’s intensive focus on operational excellence and effective use of CI as the catalyst for change. The CI Award measures a site’s success in operational excellence, emphasis on quality over quantity ounces, and disciplined capital approach during the previous year.

In 2013, CI initiatives at Paracatu surpassed the team’s savings target, with an overall savings of $69.5 million and a CI cash flow of $171 million. The savings have reduced costs by more than $138 per ounce.

Gilberto Azevedo (Vice-President & General Manager, Paracatu) accepted the award on behalf of the Paracatu team at the 2014 Living Our Values Awards (LOVA) gala celebration in Toronto. 

The Paracatu CI team. From left to right: Jakscelle Dornellas (CI Specialist), Wendell Lima (CI Department Head), Thiago Peres (CI Analyst), Reginaldo Caldas (CI Senior Supervisor), and Rogerio Roenick (CI Junior Engineer).

From left to right: Gilberto Azevedo (Vice-President & General Manager, Paracatu) accepts the 2013 Continuous Improvement (CI) Award on behalf Paracatu from CEO Paul Rollinson.

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