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Business: Rio Tinto Alcan Sponsors Health & Safety Conference
One of BC’s largest industrial concerns, RIO Tinto Alcan, announced today it has become a platinum sponsor of the CEO Leading Performance Health and Safety Conference in Vancouver Oct 27.
Rio Tinto Alcan has had a major presence in British Columbia for over half a century. Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal BC Operations is one of the largest manufacturing complexes in the province, and has been a significant contributor to economic and community sustainability in northern B.C.
Within B.C., the total direct economic contribution of its operations amounts to some $267.8 million annually.
Paul Henning, VP of Rio Tinto Alcan’s BC Operations says health and safety are two of the most significant issues for business and industry in BC. He says the Health & Safety Charter, to be signed and released at the conference is an essential first step in reducing injury rates in BC
“I believe that it is possible to achieve ‘zero injury’ in the workplace and the path towards this is our focus at Rio Tinto Alcan in British Columbia,” says Paul Henning, VP of Rio Tinto Alcan’s BC Operations.
“By demonstrating, on a daily basis, clear ‘leadership in action’ and employee engagement we are able to instill a mindset that each and every element of a work action is an opportunity to improve. No task is so urgent or important that it cannot be done safely,” he added.
Rio Tinto Alcan is the aluminum product group of Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto Alcan’s four business units include: Bauxite and Alumina; Primary Metal – Europe, Middle East and Africa; Primary Metal – North America, and Primary Metal – Pacific. The Kitimat smelter is one of 23 smelters in the global network.
The conference, which will see CEOs from BC’s manufacturing industry signing off on a Charter of Health and Safety, is scheduled for Oct 27 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.
This is a significant milestone in BC’s history as it is the first time representatives of BC’s manufacturing industry have joined together to launch a Charter of Health and Safety.
FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC, which is sponsoring the conference, is a not-for-profit industry organization that seeks to set industry standards for health and safety as well as address challenges and opportunities specific to food & beverage processing and manufacturing.
The charter, which can be found on the FIOSA-MIOSA website, represents a commitment by industry leaders to improving health and safety in their companies.
“The culture required for sustainable health and safety business practices starts at the top,” says Lisa McGuire, Executive Director of FIOSA-MIOSA Safety, adding, “Having PEC on board as our main sponsor is tremendous news and sends a strong message out to the manufacturing industry in BC about the importance of this conference.”
The Leading Performance CEO Conference 2011will be held Oct 27 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.
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The Draft Version of The Charter can be viewed by at: http://www.fmiosa.com/images/stories/downloads/lpc_charter_e.pdf
For more information on the conference please visit http://www.fmiosa.com/lpc, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.702.0261.