Safety is one of our Values, which reflect our Purpose, our priorities and define what it means to work at Glencore. Our Canadian operations place safety as a top priority, no different from any other site of ours around the world.

We never compromise on safety. We look out for one another and stop work if it's not safe.

Given mining’s rich history in Canada, many of our sites across the country operate at industry-leading levels when it comes to safety – and they have the recognition to prove it.

Most recently, in May 2023, Nickel Rim South Mine (NRS), part of our Sudbury INO, was awarded the 2022 John T. Ryan National Trophy for Metal Mines for the best safety performance in Canada from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Sudbury INO Recognized for Safety Excellence

The national award demonstrates the Nickel Rim South team’s dedication to a safety-first culture and is a remarkable milestone in safety performance.
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Open and honest safety conversations

We know the reasons propelling our safety performance are the open and honest safety discussions we carry out across our business. While our industrial sites are each unique, we share a dedication to keeping our colleagues safe and ensuring they go home in the same condition as they arrived for work.

Dating back several years, our Nickel Department began a series called Speaking SafeNickel, an opportunity for employees to speak openly about safety, and to keep safety top of mind among employees and contractors. We invite you to read a few of their words to see what safety means to them.

Speaking SafeNickel with Bleir

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Speaking SafeNickel with Sabrina

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Speaking SafeNickel with Sheena

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Speaking SafeNickel with Ingrid

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Speaking SafeNickel with Scott

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Speaking SafeNickel with Paul

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Speaking SafeNickel with Tony

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Improving safety through innovation & technology

While we are proud to have our safety performance recognized, we know we must continue to do better until we eliminate fatalities and injuries from our business.

Given the exciting times we live in with respect to innovation and technology, we are eager to capitalize on the benefits they can bring. As an example, we are exploring the use of advanced autonomous technology.

This makes it possible for miners to sit safely and comfortably above ground, working away from the risks present when working underground in mining operations.

Pioneering autonomous vehicle technology

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