QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya—The London-based FCF Minerals Corporation has completed the calendar year 2022 with 18.3 million man-hours work without a lost-time injury.
Lorne Harvey, FCF Minerals general manager for operations, said this marks another significant accomplishment in their continuous strategy and efforts to prioritize the safety and well-being of their employees.
“With the goal of ZERO HARM in mind, our company’s fit-for-purpose solutions allow each personnel’s activities to proceed in a safe and timely manner, while also ensuring that everyone who enters the site is given with utmost level of protection,” Harvey said.
He added that this is achieved by tailoring each work with practical and readily available controls based on the specific hazards of the site.
FCF Minerals operates the Runruno Gold-Molybdenum Project (RGMP) in the village of Runruno in this town under a financial or technical assistance agreement or FTAA with the Philippine government.
The RGMP is under the supervision of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Region 2 headed by Regional Director Mario Ancheta.
Under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the MGB is the national government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and use of the country’s mineral resources, including those in reservations and public lands.
Harvey said the company’s achievement of this milestone with more than 1,200 employees including contractors “demonstrates its unwavering commitment to ensure that the safety and health of its workers, contractors, and visitors are a top priority of its daily operations.”
“With this, the company would like to thank and congratulate all employees, contractors, and all other stakeholders for contributing to keeping everyone safe,” he added. LEANDER C. DOMINGO