About Integrated Management System Policy
Integrated Management System Policy is a statement of commitment by the top management of an organization regarding their stance and intention towards the components of the Integrated Management System (Quality, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety, etc.). It is a simple declaration that shows the organization’s commitment to these principles and its intention to implement them effectively. The policy helps employees, and all stakeholders understand the top management’s perspective and intention towards the Integrated Management System.
Acacia Mining Operations, in compliance with relevant legislation and following the requirements of TS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, has developed and shared its Integrated Management System Policy on July 7, 2022. The company has also set targets that support this policy and reviews the progress towards these targets during Management Review meetings held at certain intervals. The company identifies actions for unmet targets and evaluates the effectiveness of the actions taken to ensure continuous improvement conditions.
Our Integrated Management System Policy
As Acacia Mining Operations, we have created an Integrated Management System according to our vision, mission, principles and values to act in accordance with legal and other requirements, winning the trust of our stakeholders, innovative, responsible and responsive approach, we aim to add value to the regional and national economy in metal mining in Türkiye.
For this aim, as Acacia Mining Operations, we commit and declare;
Scope of Integrated Management System
Acacia Mining Operations carries out its activities in the locations listed below for the exploration, planning, extraction, concentration, marketing, and sale of metal ore in concentrate form.
|Head Office||Managerial Activities||Kazım Özalp Mah. Karaca Sok. No:32/7
Çankaya – ANKARA / TÜRKİYE
Managerial activities for mineral ore exploration, production planning, extraction, production in concentrate form, marketing, and sales
|Plant||Ore Enrichment||Bağdere Köyü Çaylı Mahallesi No: 50
Hanönü – KASTAMONU / TÜRKİYE
Enrichment of mineral ore according to production plan and producing it in concentrated form
|Mine||Open Pit Mining Activity||Küreçayı Köyü, Küpeli Mahallesi No: 11
Hanönü – KASTAMONU / TÜRKİYE
Exploration and extraction of mines
|Samsun Port||Logistics||Rıhtım Bulvarı Samsunport Limanı 55100
İlkadım – SAMSUN / TÜRKİYE
Storage and shipment of mineral produced in concentrated form
Our company has established TS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, TS EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and TS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System at the locations mentioned above, defined their processes in accordance with the requirements of the standards, conducted risk and opportunity assessments, and identified their internal and external parties.
The items listed below have been identified as non-applicable and have been excluded from the scope of our Integrated Management System:
- As the mining extraction and processing activities are directly related to the mineral content of the soil, our organization does not design or develop products related to the ore. Therefore, clause 8.3 of TS EN ISO 9001:2015 has been identified as not applicable.
- All outputs obtained in our organization can be verified through subsequent monitoring or measurement. All activities can be controlled. Therefore, it is not necessary to repeat the process of ensuring and periodically revalidating the ability of processes to achieve planned results for production and service delivery. For this reason, clause 8.5.1/f of TS EN ISO 9001:2015 has been excluded from the scope.
- Our company does not have any property belonging to the customer, including intellectual property. Therefore, the parts of the TS EN ISO 9001:2015 standard’s clause 8.5.3 related to customer property have been excluded.
Employee Participation and Consultation
Acacia Mining Operations consults and ensures the participation of its employees in all processes related to occupational health and safety within the scope of the Integrated Management System. Through the facilities listed below, consultations and participation are provided for exchanging ideas on planning, implementing, controlling, and taking preventive measures related to processes:
- Employees can submit their opinions and suggestions to the attention of senior management through suggestion boxes located throughout the site or through the “Acacia HSE Portal” platform at any time.
- Employees’ opinions and suggestions are heard during weekly toolbox talks, and corrective actions are planned for appropriate topics to make improvements.
- Employee Representatives hold weekly meetings with the Integrated Management System Representative and share their opinions and suggestions during these meetings.
- Employee representatives are invited to the monthly Occupational Health and Safety Committee meetings, where their opinions and suggestions are heard, and corrective actions are planned for improvements.
- Employee Representatives is invited to Management Review meetings where their opinions and suggestions are heard, and corrective actions are planned for improvements.
- All Occupational Health and Safety equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment, is selected by taking into account the opinions of employees, providing sample products for testing, and recording them with feedback forms.
- Employee opinions and suggestions related to occupational health and safety are obtained through surveys conducted at certain intervals on the “Acacia Academy” platform.
- In the meetings held within the departments, employees’ opinions and suggestions are taken, and issues related to occupational health and safety are transferred to the relevant department.
In order to eliminate barriers to employee participation and consultation and prevent retaliation, the ‘Retaliation Prevention Policy‘ has been approved by senior management and shared within the company. Feedback received from employees is taken into account as input for periodic Management Review meetings.
Our Life-Saving Rules
Starting from the year 2019, when our business started operating, we have adopted Acacia Life Saving Rules and now we have updated to Life Saving Rules that are adopted and applied by industrial organizations on an international scale. We believe that these rules, widely used in the industry, will make a difference by taking a leading role in Occupational Health and Safety.
How do we introduce our Life-Saving Rules?
We strive to make our Life-Saving Rules embraced by our employees and stakeholders we work with. As a part of this effort, we highlight the importance of our Life-Saving Rules in the Occupational Health and Safety trainings that we provide to all our employees and stakeholders before they start working.
To learn more about our Life-Saving Rules, please use the tabs below:
|RULE 1: EQUIPMENT SAFETY|
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY BEFORE ELIMINATING SAFETY CONTROLS
|RULE 2: CONFINED SPACE SAFETY|
ALWAYS OBTAIN PERMISSION BEFORE ENTERING A CONFINED SPACE
|RULE 3: DRIVING SAFETY|
FOLLOW SAFE DRIVING RULES UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
|RULE 4: ENERGY ISOLATION|
VERIFY ISOLATION AND ZERO ENERGY BEFORE STARTING WORK
|RULE 5: HOT WORKS SAFETY|
ALWAYS CHECK FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE SUBSTANCES
|RULE 6: LINE OF FIRE|
KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR COLLEAGUES OUTSIDE OF THE FIRE LINE
|KURAL 7: KALDIRMA OPERASYON GÜVENLİĞİ|
KALDIRMA OPERASYONLARINI PLANLAYIN VE OPERASYONUN GERÇEKLEŞTİRİLECEĞİ ALANI KONTROL ALTINDA TUTUN
Çünkü Acacia’da biz;
|KURAL 8: İŞ İZİNLERİ|
GEREKLİ OLDUĞUNDA GEÇERLİ BİR ÇALIŞMA İZNİ EDİNEREK İŞE BAŞLAYIN
|KURAL 9: YÜKSEKTE ÇALIŞMA GÜVENLİĞİ|
YÜKSEKTE ÇALIŞIRKEN DÜŞMEYE KARŞI KENDİNİZİ KORUYUN
Çünkü Acacia’da biz;
As a requirement of our occupational health and safety culture, it is always more important to learn “what” and “why” something went wrong, unless there is a deliberate violation, rather than “who” caused the issue. On the other hand, intentional violations of our Life Saving Rules are considered a serious misconduct that requires disciplinary action by our company.
|ACACIA ACADEMY DIGITAL TRAINING PLATFORM|
As Acacia Mining Operations, we aim to support the success of our employees in their work life by providing training services in the necessary areas and improving their knowledge and skills. Under the umbrella of the Acacia Academy, which we have created for this purpose, we form our training needs inventory based on the requests from our employees and collaborate with expert trainers for the training programs that are decided to be realized.
To enable our employees to easily access the valuable content of the Acacia Academy from anywhere they wish, it is sufficient for them to access the web interface at https://akademi.acacia.com.tr. Additionally, if our employees wish, they can install our application from the links given below on their smartphones or tablets with Android or Apple operating systems to have 24/7 access to training materials.
|ACACIA HSE PORTAL|
As Acacia Mining Operations, we conduct our operations on an area of approximately 1,300 hectares. Working in such a large and dynamic work environment requires teamwork to minimize the risks involved. As Acacia employees, we have been using the Acacia HSE Portal since 2020 to facilitate this necessary teamwork and provide a digital communication mechanism that meets the requirements of our time.
Thanks to the Acacia HSE Portal, our employees can report hazardous situations they observe, near-misses they experience, and accidents they encounter at any time of the day. Based on the information we receive from them, we can take a proactive approach to eliminate the hazard at its source.
Our employees can access the Acacia HSE Portal via the web interface at https://portal.acacia.com.tr or through the links provided below using their smartphones or tablets with Android or iOS operating systems.
Our Emergency Response Team’s mission for the years 2023-2025 is determined as “to carry out necessary actions for effective management of disaster and emergency processes, to create a collaborative environment with relevant institutions by establishing policies for managing emergency situations.”
Our team’s vision, based on the need to improve the awareness and preparedness level of our employees and stakeholders on disaster and emergency situations in line with the understanding of risk reduction, is determined as “to create a prepared organization against emergency situations. “
The priority order of the Emergency Response Team during a rescue operation is determined as follows:
- to ensure the safety of the Emergency Response Team,
- to save lives,
- to control the emergency situation,
- to ensure that the emergency situation has been resolved.
Occupational Health and Safety Art Competition Award Ceremony
Acacia Mining Operations proudly presents the award ceremony of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Art Competition. We are thrilled to share the exciting details of this event, celebrating the creativity and talent of the elementary and middle school students studying in Hanönü, along with the children of our employees.
The OHS Art Competition aimed to raise awareness about the importance of occupational health and safety among our young participants. It provided an opportunity for them to showcase their artistic skills and express their understanding of this crucial topic. The enthusiasm and effort displayed in each artwork served as a powerful reminder of the significance of OHS.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the top three winners of the competition! Their outstanding achievements have been recognized with special awards. The first-place winner received a customized medal and a tablet computer, symbolizing their exceptional grasp of the competition’s theme and importance. The second and third-place winners will be presented with a smart watch and an earphone , respectively. These prizes aim to motivate and support our young talents in their personal and academic development.
We would also like to acknowledge and congratulate the recipients of the honorable mention awards. Their originality and artistic vision stood out, capturing our attention and admiration. As a token of appreciation, we have carefully selected a dry and crayon set for each of these talented children. These sets will serve as a source of inspiration, enabling them to shine even brighter.
However, we believe that the ultimate winners of this competition are each and every child who participated. Their contributions in raising awareness about occupational health and safety have taken us a step closer to building a safer and healthier future. Their passion and dedication give us hope and drive us to continue supporting and motivating them.
Last but not least, we are delighted to announce that all participants of the competition will receive a one-year subscription to Bilim Çocuk Dergisi (Science Kids Magazine). This gift aims to nurture their curiosity, foster a love for science, and encourage further exploration of exciting topics.
Acacia Mining Operations is immensely proud of the OHS Art Competition’s success and the participation of our community’s children. We extend our sincere gratitude to all the young artists, their parents, and teachers for their invaluable support. Together, we are shaping a brighter future through creativity, awareness, and dedication to occupational health and safety.
Our Theatre Performance Staged Within the Occupational Health and Safety Year
As a part of the Occupational Health and Safety Year, our theatrical performance was well received and highly appreciated. The play titled “Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes” aimed to raise awareness about workplace safety in an entertaining and engaging way.
The professional “İş Tiyatrosu” team meticulously prepared and staged the comedy play, highlighting the importance of following safety protocols and the heroic acts of everyday workers. The play emphasized the significance of personal protective equipment, hazard identification, and teamwork in maintaining a safe working environment.
The performance took place at the Hanönü Public Education Center in a series of 7 sessions, allowing a wide audience to enjoy and benefit from the play. The community’s response was overwhelmingly positive, with a significant turnout and enthusiastic engagement throughout the shows.
We are proud to have contributed to promoting a culture of occupational health and safety in our district and beyond. By combining entertainment with training, we hope to have inspired individuals and organizations to prioritize the well-being of their employees and create safer work environments. As Acacia Mining Operations, we remain committed to upholding high standards of workplace safety and will continue to support initiatives that raise awareness and promote best practices in this vital field.
From Our Red Crescent Week Blood Donation Campaign
Our company organized a blood donation campaign in collaboration with the Turkish Red Crescent during the Red Crescent Week Activities on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022. Our employees and stakeholders showed great interest in the blood donation campaign, which took place throughout the day in the blood donation vehicle that visited our facilities and mining regions with the awareness of “1 Unit Blood for 3 Lives“. We would like to thank our employees and stakeholders who participated in and supported the campaign.
Our Theatre Performance Staged Within the Occupational Health and Safety Week
At our company, as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Week activities, between Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 and Friday, June 3rd, 2022, the İş Tiyatrosu (Work Theater) team of actors, in cooperation with the Hanönü Public Education Center, staged theater plays on the theme of “Every Week is Occupational Health and Safety Week“. Our event, which was attended by our employees and stakeholders, received great interest and was honored with the attendance of the Hanönü District Governor Mr. Emrah BÜTÜN, Hanönü Mayor Mr. Serkan UÇAR, and valuable managers of public institutions.
Occupational Health and Safety Art Competition
As part of the OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Year 2023 campaign, a painting competition titled “My Dear Family, Pay Attention to Safety While Working!” was organized for our employees’ children, as well as elementary and middle school students studying in Hanönü.
The jury, consisting of Acacia executives and art teachers working in Hanönü, had a difficult time selecting the winners from the highly creative 152 paintings. We congratulate the following students who achieved success in the competition and wish them continued success:
|Elif Nur YILDIRIM||Şehit Faruk Karagöz İlkokulu||Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Tablet|
|Efe ASAR||Şehit Faruk Karagöz İlkokulu||Wiky 4 Plus Smart Watch|
|Eylül ÖZCAN||Şehit Faruk Karagöz İlkokulu||JBL JR 460NC Kids Headphones|
|Arda ALLI||Hanönü İmam Hatip Ortaokulu||Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Tablet|
|Aleyna AKDOĞAN||Şehit Faruk Karagöz YBO||Samsung Galaxy Watch 4|
|Erdem Eren ACAR||Hanönü İmam Hatip Ortaokulu||JBL JR 460NC Kids Headphones|
The artworks of the participants listed below, even though they didn’t win a placement, have demonstrated the ability to express certain events in extraordinary and aesthetic ways within the evaluation. They have been honored with an honorable mention award. We congratulate all the students deserving of the honorable mention award and wish them continued success.
|Elif Mira ÖZCAN||Şehit Faruk Karagöz İlkokulu||72-piece Dry Pastel Set|
|Nur HIRÇINKAYA||Şehit Faruk Karagöz İlkokulu||72-piece Dry Pastel Set|
|Ece TOPÇU||Şehit Faruk Karagöz İlkokulu||72-piece Dry Pastel Set|
|Hüseyin YILMAZ||Şehit Faruk Karagöz YBO||72-piece Dry Pastel Set|
|Furkan ÇORBACI||Şehit Faruk Karagöz YBO||72-piece Dry Pastel Set|
|Yekta KORKMAZ||Şehit Faruk Karagöz YBO||72-piece Dry Pastel Set|
All participants who took part in the competition and prepared beautiful paintings related to Occupational Health and Safety, including the winners and those deserving of the honorable mention award, have won a 1-year subscription to the “Bilim ve Çocuk” Magazine from Acacia. We thank all the participants featured in our virtual gallery below for their contributions and express our happiness in having them join us again in future competitions that we will organize.
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