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Colombia Coal Mining Companies to Reduce Operations due to Coronavirus

Coal News - Published on Wed, 25 Mar 2020

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Colombian Mining Association announced that given the situation generated by Covid-19, mining companies have taken measures to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of their employees and communities. In response to the responsible decision to implement all the necessary measures to safeguard the lives of Colombians, several companies have decided to reduce activities, maintaining the employment contracts of their employees and social commitments. Colombian Mining Association president Juan Camilo Nariño said “This complex decision is due to a responsibility that we have with the country to guarantee the health and well-being of the communities, of our collaborators and in general of the Colombian population; for this reason, our affiliated companies have decided to temporarily reduce their activity, without affecting the employment of their workers or their commitment to the sustainability of the communities and regions where it operates.”

Despite the strong measures taken, the companies have pledged to maintain their support for the communities, which include:
Wide dissemination of the Covid-19 prevention campaign accompanied by days of cleanliness and hygiene in different mining municipalities
Support to local health entities so that they have the essential goods for prevention and care of cases against Covid 19, either through financial contributions or with the provision of services in their internal medical units
Donation and distribution of food, drinking water, cleaning supplies, among others, to the most vulnerable communities
Finally, the necessary activities will be developed to support the supply chain, especially local suppliers to mitigate the socioeconomic impact in the territory
In order to guarantee the safety of workers, mining companies will remain at the forefront of critical activities, contingency teams with minimal support personnel, complying with the strictest biosafety protocols, guaranteeing compliance with the requirements of the Law on environmental issues, social, commercial and infrastructure.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 25 Mar 2020
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