Providing a Safe and Rewarding Workplace

Case Study
Emergency Preparedness Exercise in Fort Saskatchewan
At Sherritt, we aim to operate safely every day. However, we also believe in the importance of training and preparation for any large-scale emergency or crisis situation at our sites.
Sherritt’s operations are built on a zero harm health and safety culture. We work hard to minimize operational risks to our workforce and nearby communities, and engage with these important stakeholders regularly on matters of safety, security and emergency response. More broadly, employee engagement and development remain top priorities in ensuring we attract and retain the people critical to our business and its success.
In 2016, we:
  • Sadly experienced four worker fatalities as a result of a bridge collapse in Moa, and three community fatalities
  • Met our total recordable injury frequency (TRIF) target of less than 0.50 injuries per 200,000 work hours and our lost time injury frequency (LTIF) target of less than 0.18 injuries per 200,000 work hours; and improved both rates over the previous year
  • Achieved a full year without recording a single a lost time incident (LTI) at Ambatovy in September for the first time ever; and one year without experiencing an LTI or recordable incident at the Fort Saskatchewan site
  • Recorded a 15% drop in the number of thefts across Sherritt over the previous year (see Site Security section of the report for context)
  • Saw our President and CEO join the “30% Club Canada”, whose goal is to ensure that at least 30% of board seats in the country are held by women by 2019
  • Added “diversity and inclusion” as one of Sherritt’s Strategic Priorities