The health programmes for our worldwide nickel operations are designed to actively promote improvement in the overall health of our workers. In 2012, following an evaluation of our various health monitoring, reporting, standardisation and management activities, we expanded these programmes to include baseline monitoring and exposure assessment guidelines for the monitoring of nickel, copper, cobalt, arsenic, silica, CS2, diesel particulate matter, asbestos and noise.

This proactive approach has allowed us to establish a baseline of site atmospheric exposures and to categorise the status of each site’s exposure profiles as either: OK (below 50%); Watching (between 50 and 100%); or Active Management (where exposure is primarily controlled through the use of personal protection equipment).