Health and safety in mines : Raglan Mine achieves Canada-wide recognition

Québec City, May 20, 2020 – The Québec Mining Association, proud as ever of its members’ achievements, congratulates Glencore’s Raglan Mine on its performance at the recent award ceremony organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Raglan Mine received the John T. Ryan National Trophy for Metal Mines after recording the lowest accident rate in the country. Last year, the company won the prize for the Québec-Maritimes region.

The Mining Safety Leadership Medal was presented to Charles Levac, a retired manager at Raglan Mine, for his exceptional contribution towards improving mining health and safety results within the mining industry in Canada.

« These awards presented by the CIM highlight Québec’s leadership in health and safety in mining. Québec’s expertise is recognized in Canada and also around the world, and this is a source of pride for us all. »

« We must be able to rely on companies and workers to maintain the highest standards of workplace health and safety, especially during a pandemic when safety is an issue for all. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who focus every day on providing safe working environments. »

– Josée Méthot, QMA president and CEO

About the Québec Mining Association

The Québec Mining Association (QMA) was founded in 1936 and speaks proactively for mining companies involved in exploration, extraction and processing, mining contractors and junior mining companies, along with suppliers, institutions, non-profit organizations and other mining sector partners. It is proud of the 40,540 jobs and total expenditure of $8.5 billion generated by Québec’s mining industry over the last year. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.