The Company also emphasises that it strictly complies with the safety standards and procedures established by Federal Law 9.055/95 and Decree 2.350/97 which regulates it, and which is recommended by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in its Convention No. 162. This reality is translated into a favourable environment for the conducting of healthy work, exempt from risks, which preserves the health of the Company's employees, this fact having also been also recognised in a number of court decisions.
With respect to the Osasco manufacturing unit, which ceased activities in 1993, the Company maintains an office which provide social assistance and support for former employees, together with medical monitoring.
The Company operates in total transparency and maintains its "Open Doors Program", which has received more than 50,000 visitors at its various units, allowing access to any of the population wishing to learn about the safety procedures used in the Company's mining and chrysotile asbestos-based product manufacturing processes.
The Company wishes to emphasise its continued firm belief in Brazilian justice, and hopes that the technical and scientific evidence will be duly considered in the judgement of the case, disregarding susceptibility to pressure groups in favour of banning chrysotile asbestos, based purely on the unsuccessful European experience.Conference call with Webcast (in Portuguese-simultaneous translation to English) Presentation: Elio Martins - CEO and IR Director Date: August 30, 2013 Time: 09.00 a.m. Brazilian Local Time – 08.00 a.m. New York – 01.00 p.m. London Conference call can be followed on the website link www.ccall.com.br/eternit/extra_august2013.htm or www.eternit.com.br/ir To follow the presentation by telephone, please dial the following telephone numbers : (55-11) 4688-6361 for Brazil and (1-786) 924-6977 for other countries -Password:ETERNIT Contact: email@example.com, +55-11-3194-3881 SOURCE Eternit S.A.