Safety is a core value at New Gold and our people are of paramount importance to us. We are committed to making sure that each of our employees returns home safely at the end of every shift. Our focus on employee safety is reflected in mine-specific assessments and process-oriented action plans that seek to identify and correct unique safety challenges through education and training. We believe focusing on prevention is the best way to eliminate any accidents or injuries and we remain vigilant in our efforts to lead the mining industry through continuous improvement to our health and safety practices.
The Cerro San Pedro mine also received special recognition from the Orica company for its social responsibility and leading role in the application of advanced explosives practices in operating the open pit mine which sits adjacent to the historic town of Cerro San Pedro.