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Mining & Industry News
15 May 2020

At Anglo American Platinum, the health and safety of our employees is a core value. We believe in a time of COVID-19, it is equally important that we do what we can to keep our communities healthy too.

As a result, we have implemented an extensive health awareness and support programme called WeCare, to protect the health and well-being of our employees and full-time contractors and support our host communities.

The WeCare measures include the implementation of extensive health screening measures at work, securing isolation and quarantine facilities for employees and their families, establishing testing facilities, and appointing additional medical support staff. 

We are confident that we have the required systems in place to deal with any suspected infections quickly and safely, that we can trace possible contacts, and that we can get people tested and provide the necessary support where required.

In April, we distributed 1,000 food parcels to vulnerable households around Amandelbult and will provide more support over the next two months. We are extending our existing water supply network to cover more than 26,000 people. In partnership with local faith leaders, we have been distributing masks and sanitiser as part of our efforts to increase awareness of the virus in our communities.

It remains up to every one of us to take personal responsibility for adopting and adhering to the infection prevention measures and Government’s lockdown regulations. It is going to take our best collective effort to overcome this pandemic. 

Working together, we can beat COVID-19 in our community and workplace.

 

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