Uralkali awards individual scholarships to PNRPU students

12.11.2015
Uralkali awards individual scholarships to PNRPU students

Uralkali has awarded scholarships to the ten best students from the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU). The official ceremony for awarding the certificates was held as part of the closing session of the All-Russian academic competitions at the 4th All-Russian “Oil and Gas and Mining Industries” youth forum. The scholarship holders study at PNRPU’s oil and gas and chemical engineering departments. Two students, among those who have received certificates, are studying under the intended purpose of the Company.

Ruslan Iliasov, HR director of PJSC Uralkali noted:

Uralkali is a leader in the world’s potash industry and its development is impossible without qualified specialists. We are interested in hiring professionals, and therefore we actively promote scholarship programmes in higher and secondary educational institutions and assist with upgrades of their facilities and the development of teaching staff.

In addition, in October this year, Uralkali awarded scholarships to 34 of the best students at the Berezniki Polytechnic and Solikamsk Mining and Chemical colleges based on the results of 2014-2015 academic year.

Note to Editors

Uralkali has paid Individual scholarships to students of higher educational institutions since 2006 as a part of a cooperation agreement between the Company and PNRPU and the Berezniki Branch of the university. The main criteria for candidates’ selection are high academic achievements, research in the area of Uralkali’s activity, successful completion of an internship and interest in the profession. The Company also assists in the improvement of facilities and equipment, allocates money for research grants for teachers and the organisation of educational and research laboratories.

Uralkali also awards individual scholarships to students of the Berezniki Polytechnic and Solikamsk Mining and Chemical colleges. To be eligible for individual scholarships from the Company, students must have good grades and take an active part in applied research projects as well as in social activities of the school. Apart from awarding individual scholarships, Uralkali assists in the improvement of facilities and equipment of these institutions. As such, the Company bought equipment for 12 classrooms. Since 2011, Uralkali invested approximately RUB 15 million to support secondary education in Berezniki and Solikamsk.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkali’s shares and GDRs are traded on the Moscow Exchange and London Stock Exchange, respectively.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBLIITY POLICY OF OJSC "URALKALI"

OJSC "Uralkali" (OJSC "Uralkali", Company,) is one of the world’s leading potash producers. Our aim is to produce potash fertilizers to satisfy the worldwide demand for the high-quality food; we develop potash deposits in an efficient and responsible manner in order to ensure continuous development of the Company.

We follow the principles of social responsibility and we know how important it is to respect the interests of all our stakeholders (employees, partners, investors, shareholders, government authorities, public organizations, the media and the residents of the regions of Uralkali’s corporate presence). We know that, as a large industrial company, we are expected to be reliable, open and stable. We aspire to fully meet these expectations in full by consistently implementing the strategy of sustainable development.

Planning our work for years ahead, we care about the well-being of the future generations and honor the obligations that we have undertaken voluntarily:

  • Securing the well-being and personal development of our employees;
  • Taking into account the unique social features of the regions where we work both when solving current problems and when making decisions regarding the Company’s new projects;
  • Taking all necessary actions in order to reduce the negative impact on the safety, health and living conditions of our employees, partners and residents of the territories of Uralkali’s corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Company’s stakeholders, regularly informing all interested parties of the situation in the Company and the status of the actions taken in order to reduce and eliminate environmental and social risks;
  • Taking into account the opinions of the stakeholders when making decisions in the sphere of industrial, environmental and social safety when realizing current and future projects.

Our social policy serves as a guide for each employee of OJSC "Uralkali" and it is reflected in all our programs and plans. We understand how important it is to fulfill our obligations in a full and timely way and we are committed to finding a balance between the interests of the Company, its employees and other stakeholders. We believe that this balance is the only true foundation for the harmonious growth and development of OJSC "Uralkali" and society as a whole.

URALKALI’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy

OJSC “Uralkali” aims to be a leader in every aspect of its operations.

Health, safety and environment are key priorities for us and serve as a framework for every action and decision we make, irrespective of the type of activity.

We fully realise that no achievement or economic benefit may justify death of people or damage to human health and the environment of our planet. Each and every employee of OJSC “Uralkali” has the right to be provided with safe and comfortable conditions of labour. With that, the Company expects that every employee will strictly abide by safety regulations and will demonstrate responsible attitude towards own and fellow colleagues’ life and health. Only through maintaining a mutually responsible behaviour in health, safety and environment will we be able to achieve a greater level of development for our business.

Our goals are very simple and clear:

  • Zero accidents;
  • Zero industrial emergencies;
  • Reduction of environmental impact.

To achieve these goals and to ensure the maximum compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, we must create a health, safety and environment management system based on established standards.

An efficient management and continuous improvement of the corporate health and safety culture will enable us to gain significant progress in preventing and/or mitigating HSE-related issues.

We strongly believe that a successful implementation of these efforts will create conditions for the sustainable development of OJSC “Uralkali”.

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