TVI Pacific Inc.

TVI Pacific Inc.

November 23, 2010 07:31 ET

TVI Pacific Receives Multiple Awards for Excellence in Environment and Safety

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2010) - TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI) (OTCQX:TVIPF) ("TVI" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its Philippine operating affiliate, TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc. ("TVIRD"), has received multiple awards from the Philippine government and a leading mining industry association at the Annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference held on November 20, 2010. 

  • Platinum Achievement Award, Surface Mining Category
  • Safest Mines Awards, Concentrator Category
  • Mining Forest Award, Metallic Category
  • Health and Safety Award

TVIRD was presented with a Platinum Achievement Award, Surface Mining Category, by the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award ("PMIEA") Selection Committee led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ("DENR"), as well as officials from three industry organizations spearheaded by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines.

PMIEA recognizes outstanding levels of dedication, initiative and innovation in the pursuit of excellence in environmental management by exploration, mining and other related entities involved in various aspects of mineral utilization. The scope of environmental management includes programs/projects being implemented for the environmental protection and enhancement of mining areas, development of the host and neighboring communities, land use improvement, exploration and mine site rehabilitation, and final decommissioning.

TVIRD was also named first runner-up in the Safest Mines Awards, Concentrator Category, by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau; and third runner-up in the Mining Forest Award, Metallic Category, by the DENR.

The Safest Mines Award supports the multi-sector campaign against occupational and environmental hazards in mining and its related operations, and the Mining Forest Award recognizes mineral firms' excellence in the management of mining forests, specifically in the areas of development, nursery operations, maintenance and protection, biodiversity consideration, as well as other environmental factors.

In a separate program sponsored by the Department of Labor and Employment, TVIRD was presented with the Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan ("GKK" Health and Safety Award). This national award is in recognition of outstanding achievements by establishments and individuals in responding to the safety and health needs of workers, workplaces and communities. 

The GKK award is the first to be given to a safety practitioner in TVIRD's operating region, taking first place over fifty-one other nominees in the country. 

"These awards speak volumes of the commitment, loyalty and expertise of everyone at TVI in all areas of our operation," stated Clifford M. James, President & Chief Executive Officer. "It shows that we really do believe and practice responsible mining. These are remarkable achievements for TVI."

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About TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI) (OTCQX:TVIPF)

TVI Pacific Inc. is a publicly-traded copper producer focused on the production, development, exploration and acquisition of precious and base metal mining deposits in the Philippines. The Company's interest in the Canatuan Mine and its other Philippine assets are held through its affiliate, TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc.

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