Uralkali Employees Celebrate Miner’s Day

29.08.2011
Uralkali Employees Celebrate Miner’s Day

For the first time Uralkali has celebrated the Miner’s Day as a consolidated company.

46 employees of the consolidated company Uralkali received high professional awards. Two employees of Uralkali - Vladimir Skorobogatov and Alexey Ovsyannikov – were honoured with titles “Honourable Miner”. Three mining machine operators – Nikolay Gladkikh, Alexey Kovalev and Vladimir Doshchennikov – became full cavaliers of the highest miner's award – Order of "Miner's Glory”. 19 miners and mine constructor were awarded with “Miner's Glory” of the II and III degrees. 22 more employees received Certificates of Honour and Letters of Gratitude of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. Awards were distributed on a gala party, and the performance of the TV-project “People’s Artist” finalist Marina Devyatova became a gift for miners.

Just before the Miner’s Day the results of a professional skill competition among the teams of mining machine operators were drawn. Ten teams from five mines of the company in the cities of Solikamsk and Berezniki were declared winners. A total of 140 miners took part in the professional skill competition. Winners and the best employees were honoured during celebrations in the “Uralskiye Samotsvety” country resort. Miners celebrated in the recreated atmosphere of a national Park for Recreation and Leisure of the middle of the XX century, they recollected those years' favorite entertainments and songs. Sportsmen of “The Athletes of Russia” Federation prepared special exhibition performances for miners.

Mining traditions of Uralkali are set up by veterans. There were miner's parties in the Councils of Veterans of every mining operation, and gala celebrating of the Miner’s Day for veteran miners took place in “Uralskoye Razdolye” country resort.

Eugeny Kotlyar, Director of Operation of OJSC "Uralkali":

The Miner’s Day is one of Uralkali's major professional holidays. More than five thousand people work underground extracting ore, delivering miners to underground sites, servicing mining equipment. Underground miners are our “golden reserve”. Five mines of the merged company ensure reliable supplies of ore to seven processing plants. Potash fertiliser output depends on mined ore tonnages. Over 20 million tonnes of ore was mined in Berezniki and Solikamsk mines in H1 2011 only. New targets are in front of us. I am sure that the most challenging production targets are well within the range of combined Uralkali's miners.

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.

ПОЛИТИКА В ОБЛАСТИ ОХРАНЫ ТРУДА И ЗДОРОВЬЯ, ПРОМЫШЛЕННОЙ БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ И ОХРАНЫ ОКРУЖАЮЩЕЙ СРЕДЫ

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.