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Uralkali awards scholarships to PNRPU BB students

Uralkali awards scholarships to PNRPU BB students

Uralkali has awarded scholarship certificates to the five best students at the Berezniki branch of Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU BB) following the results of the first semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. The ceremony to hand out the certificates was held at the plenary session of the 3rd All-Russian “Youth Science in Regional Development” conference.

The students have all previously received a scholarship from Uralkali. For example, Andrey Zamyatin, a graduate of PNRPU BB, has received a scholarship for the sixth time.

Natalia Volvach, the Head of Uralkali’s Personnel and Recruitment Department, commented:

Those who have already received an Uralkali scholarship keep striving to be the best in their studies as well as in scientific activities. Each student has a chance to win an Uralkali scholarship and, in the future, to possibly become a member of the professional Uralkali team. The company seeks to employ young, well-trained and ambitious professionals.

Scholarship students Andrey Zamyatin, Olga Alekseeva, Natalia Verstina and Ksenia Krutikova specialise in chemical technology of inorganic substances, while Aleksey Paderin focuses on machinery and equipment of chemical production. All have an average score of between 4.8 and 5, are authors of scientific publications, and participate in science conferences.

Some scholarship students completed an internship at Uralkali. Ksenia Krutikova gained practical experience by working at the Berezniki-4 processing plant. She said: “I really loved the factory. I worked in the refining department. The work was very interesting and they have a great team. After graduation, I would like to work for Uralkali. It is a large company with growth perspectives; it gives graduates the chance to develop professionally.”


PNRPU signed a cooperation agreement with Uralkali in 2006. Uralkali sponsors the education of more than 200 students, the majority of whom study at PNRPU and PNRPU BB. The current amount of each scholarship is RUB 2,500 per month.


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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