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Health and safety

Approach

Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a major priority for Polymetal. Maintaining a healthy workforce is critical to our ongoing productivity and success. We care deeply about our people; they are part of the Polymetal family and we are committed to keeping them safe and well in everything that they do.

Our approach to safety is shaped by this commitment. Our employees’ wellbeing is our number one concern and it is part of the very fabric of our organisation. As such, we are continually looking to improve the way we manage risks and enhance the systems we have in place to protect our employees from harm.

Our overall approach is set by the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and underpinned by our employee protection and workplace safety management system. We also follow international best practices in our management of industrial risks to protect our employees and safeguard the interests of local populations.

We comply with the relevant health and safety legislation of the states and regions where we operate, and we meet all relevant international requirements. Our employee protection and workplace safety management system is based on the most up-to-date health and safety standards, including ILO-OSH 2001, OHSAS 18001 and GOST R 12.0.007-2009.

Our priorities:

  • Maintain a safe working environment for all employees;
  • prevent workplace accidents and work-related illnesses;
  • comply with relevant regulations and standards, and
  • embed responsible safety behaviour across every aspect of our operations.