2016 Uralkali Corporate Olympics starts

15.01.2016
2016 Uralkali Corporate Olympics starts

On 16 January 2016, the opening ceremony for the Uralkali Corporate Olympics will take place at the “Temp” Youth Sports School in Berezniki. The 2016 Olympics will bring together over 2,000 athletes as part of 16 teams representing Uralkali’s divisions and subsidiaries.

During the new athletics season, competitions will be held in sports such as swimming, skiing, track-and-field, shooting, darts, futsal, indoor soccer, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball. For the first time, the Corporate Olympics will include elements of the GTO training programme (GTO stands for “Ready for Labour and Defence” — All-Russia physical culture training programme reintroduced in March 2014)

The winners of the 2015 Corporate Olympics in their various categories were the teams from Solikamsk-3, Berezniki-2 and Uralkali Remont. The season’s best athletes were Lesya Yukhimets (Berezniki-2), Semyon Kun (Solikamsk-1), Vadim Yazev (Berezniki-3), Lyudmila Yartseva (Solikamsk-2), Nadezhda Miroshkina (Berezniki-4), Alexander Babkin (Solikamsk-3), Evgeny Anfalov and Yegor Khomyakov (Management). The Company’s best sports promoter was Marina Melnikova (Solikamsk-1).

The closing event for the Uralkali Corporate Olympics and the announcement of the best athletes in 2016 will take place in December.

Ruslan Ilyasov, Uralkali HR Director, commented:

As a socially responsible company, Uralkali provides its employees with opportunities to take part in exercise and sport. The Corporate Olympics are part of a large-scale project to promote a healthy lifestyle and participation in sports to as many people as possible.

During the year, Uralkali also runs the Swimming for Health and Skiing for Health campaigns. The Skiing for Health campaign takes place annually from 1 December until 31 March, during which time all company employees benefit from free ski rental at the “Snezhinka” ski resort in Berezniki and from “Kaliets” in Solikamsk.

The Swimming for Health campaign runs from 1 October until 30 June. During the campaign, all employees receive a 50% discount on visits to the “Titan” and “Kristall” swimming pools in Berezniki and at “Delfin” in 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 are traded on the Moscow Exchange.

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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