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DATE: 01-09-2014

San Cristobal mining certified as “Healthy Enterprise”. The San Cristobal mining company yesterday received certification as a Healthy Workplace, after a process of verification in compliance with Bolivian law NB 512001: 2008, conducted by the Bolivian Institute of Standardization and Quality (Ibnorca). This constitutes the first Bolivian mining company to be certified.

The Ibnorca certification accredits the Management System applied by San Cristóbal Mining, which covers a range of integrated actions of care, prevention and health promotion not only of its workers and their families, but also of the population living in communities of San Cristobal, Culpina K and Vila Vila.

This certification is an integral part of the mining company’s “System Management”. It also has other certifications such as ISO -9001: Quality, ISO -14001: Environment, OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety and ISO / IEC 27001: Safety information. Having this certification is an important support for health and safety management policies at work applied by the company, which seeks to become a national leader in this field, working daily on the continuous improvement of working conditions and incentive to the culture of health promotion and disease prevention, says an institutional newsletter.

Management of Healthy Workplace System

The Management of Healthy WorkplaceSystem(SIGES) Certification is grantedas a result ofa process ofverifying compliance withtherequirements of Bolivian law NB-512001: 2008 made by health experts, internal auditors MSC and auditors of Ibnorca, the only institution accredited in Bolivia in this area.