Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day

Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day

The employees of Uralkali’s underground complex have celebrated their main professional holiday -Miner’s Day.

Almost 4,500 miners work at Uralkali’s five mines. 133 combined complexes mine potash ore around the clock. In the last seven months of this year, 22.5 million tonnes of ore have been mined– and this effort has not gone unnoticed.

On the eve of the holiday, almost 550 of the best workers of the underground complex from Berezniki and Solikamsk attended a gala evening with the slogan “Going Forward”. After all, it is the miners who literally go forward since the process of potash fertiliser production begins with ore mining.

Uralkali’s CEO, Vladislav Baumgertner; Chief Engineer, Yevgeny Kotlyar; and Director of Production, Boris Serebrennikov, awarded the miners the highest professional and institutional prizes.

The title of “Honorary Miner” was awarded to five employees. 12 miners received the highest mining accolade – the first, second and third grades of the “Miner’s Glory” award. Among its recipients were the head of the mining site, Alexander Lubnin, and the driver of mining excavation machines, Vasiliy Zyablov. Another 18 employees were recognised by the Gratitude of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Vladislav Baumgertner, CEO of Uralkali, commented:

Mining work is the cornerstone of Uralkali’s activities, since ore mining is the start of the production process for fertiliser. Today, ore mining is growing, and we do not plan to stop at what we have achieved. For us, it is important to move forward and develop. And this is possible due to your work and your professionalism.

The mayors of Berezniki and Solikamsk, Sergey Dyakov and Sergey Devyatkov, congratulated the miners:

“The past, the present and the future prospects of Berezniki are inextricably linked with the successful operation of the Berezniki potash mines,” commented Sergey Dyakov. “Miner’s Day is a holiday for hard-working and energetic individuals. I am sure that those who entered the mining profession do not regret their chosen path.”

“The town of Solikamsk and mining go hand in hand,” noted Sergey Devyatkov in his congratulatory speech. “Thanks to the professionalism and responsibility of many generations of potash miners, Uralkaliholds a strong position in the global potash market.”

Kind words for the veteran miners, who embedded the glorious mining traditions within the company and passed on their mastery to younger generations, were met with a hall of loud applause.

The audience was treated to a musical performance by the famous composer and artist, Denis Maydanov.

Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day    Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day


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.


ПАО «Уралкалий» стремится к лидерству во всех сферах своей деятельности.

Охрана труда и здоровья, промышленная безопасность и охрана окружающей среды являются для нас ключевыми приоритетами и должны составлять основу всех наших действий и решений, к какому бы направлению работы компании они ни относились.

Мы понимаем, что никакие достижения, никакая экономическая выгода не могут оправдать гибель людей, вред их здоровью и ущерб, нанесённый экологии планеты. Любой человек, работающий в ПАО «Уралкалий», вправе рассчитывать на благоприятные условия труда. В то же время Компания ожидает от каждого сотрудника неукоснительного соблюдения правил техники безопасности, ответственного отношения к собственной жизни и здоровью, а также к жизни и здоровью коллег. Только поддерживая взаимное ответственное отношение к вопросам охраны труда, промышленной безопасности и охраны окружающей среды, мы сможем вывести наш бизнес на более высокий уровень развития.

Наши цели предельно ясны:

  • отсутствие несчастных случаев;
  • отсутствие аварий на производстве;
  • снижение негативного воздействия на окружающую среду.

Для достижения этих целей и для того, чтобы максимально соответствовать законодательным требованиям, мы должны организовать систему управления в области охраны труда, промышленной безопасности и охраны окружающей среды согласно разработанным стандартам.

Благодаря эффективному управлению и постоянному повышению культуры труда и безопасности в Компании, мы достигнем значительных результатов в деле предотвращения неблагоприятных ситуаций, связанных с охраной труда, промышленной безопасностью и охраной окружающей среды, и/или минимизации их последствий.

Мы твердо верим, что успешное решение этих задач обеспечит условия для устойчивого развития ПАО «Уралкалий».

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Cardinal rules

Smoking in mines is prohibited.
Work at heights without wearing a safety harness is prohibited.
Work in electrical installations under voltage is prohibited.
It is forbidden to perform work and stay in the bottomhole zone during the operation of the mining machine.
Loading and unloading operations when people are in the danger zone are prohibited.
Working in underground mines with unsecured and/or unassembled roofing is prohibited.
It is forbidden to carry out repairs and maintenance of conveyors without disconnecting from energy sources, use of conveyors for transfer of people and goods (materials and/or equipment), crossing (either above or under) operating conveyors by employees are not allowed.
It is forbidden to carry out welding and flame work in underground mines and mine buildings without the necessary safety measures preventing fire.