Sherritt is committed to the health and safety of our employees and the communities around our operations. That is why we are thrilled to partner with UNICEF once again in support of Principle 4 of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles – ensuring the protection and safety of children in all business activities. As part of the partnership announced on April 3, 2018, Sherritt over three years will support UNICEF’s Child Road Traffic Injury Prevention Program to promote road safety among young people in Cuba.
Road safety is a priority for both the company and the country of Cuba, as unintentional injuries caused by road accidents are the leading cause of mortality among youth and adolescents.
The program builds on UNICEF’s extensive experience with road safety, which is a key component of its current Country Programme (2014-2018) and which has already shown successful results at the national level and in La Havana and Santiago de Cuba provinces. With Sherritt’s support, and in collaboration with Cuba’s Ministries of Health and Education, the National Road Safety Commission and local governments, the program will expand its reach to the provinces of Matanzas and Holguin, including in Moa and Cárdenas where Sherritt operates.
This intention of the program is to:
This partnership builds on years of mutually beneficial collaboration between Sherritt and UNICEF in Madagascar. Sherritt and UNICEF are proud to partner again to work towards the achievement of SDG 3.6 – to halve the number of global deaths from injuries and road traffic accidents by 2020. For more information about the history of this relationship, click here.
Credit: UNICEF Cuba/Gonzalo Bell