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Uralkali Targeted Admissions Programme Results in 2015

23.07.2015
Uralkali Targeted Admissions Programme Results in 2015

16 school graduates from Berezniki and Solikamsk will study at the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU) and the Berezniki Branch of the PNRPU as part of theUralkali targeted admissions programme. The selected students will study the following subjects: Inorganic Substance Chemical Engineering, Mine Surveying, Mining Electrification and Automation, and Production Machines and Equipment. The winners of the contest were determined on the basis of the students’ Unified State Exam (USE) results. The applicants’ total USE scores across the three disciplines ranged from 180 to 245.

Targeted admissions students receive a range of benefits from the Company. Uralkali will provide them with a monthly maintenance grant amounting to 2,000-10,000 roubles, provided that they achieve strong results. Students will gain practical experience in the Company’s underground and surface facilities and use the collected material for their coursework and theses. Upon graduation, the students will receive a guaranteed job offer from Uralkali for a position that corresponds with their chosen degree.

Ruslan Ilyasov, Uralkali Human Resources Director, commented:

The graduates made the right choice. Uralkali provides all of the necessary resources for professional growth. The Company is a global industrial giant, a leader in the potash sector, and the largest enterprise in the Perm Region. I am confident that we will continue to provide young people with the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions and complete projects.

Uralkali’s targeted admissions training programmehas been running for more than 6 years. Each year, the Company invites all school graduates from Berezniki and Solikamsk to apply. Successful graduates are employed by the Company as technical engineers, foremen, mechanical engineers, power engineers and electrical engineers.

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 Uralkalis 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 Companys 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 Uralkalis corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Companys 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.

URALKALIs 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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