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Best BB PNRPU students have received Uralkali scholarships

Best BB PNRPU students have received Uralkali scholarships

Uralkali has awarded individual scholarship certificates to five best students of Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Berezniki Branch (BB PNRPU).

Students Anton Samoylenko, Natalia Kozhemyakina, Natalia Verstina , Xenia Krutikova and Ekatherina Moreva, who received individual scholarship certificates, are trained in “Machinery and equipment of chemical plants” and “Chemical technology of inorganic substances”.

Natalia Kozhemyakina, scholarship holder:

I’ve got the scholarship for the first time. I’ve been aiming for it for a long time, so the result was expected and desirable. In my opinion, Uralkali is the most attractive enterprise in town, and I would like to work there. Specifically – in the laboratory. I’m engaged in scientific work and would like to continue with my research.

The students were congratulated for their excellent academic performance by the Director of BB PNRPU Oleg Kosvintsev and the Head of recruitment and staff development of OJSC Uralkali Natalia Volvach. Oleg Kosvintsev noted that the availability of scholarship really motivates students to work hard. Natalia Volvach described the strategy, standards and career development in the Company.

Natalia Volvach, Head of recruitment and staff development of OJSC Uralkali:

We are waiting for those graduates who are ambitious and set high goals. We welcome those who are not afraid of difficulties, take responsibility for the outcome, willing to learn new things and grow with us.


Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Berezniki Branch (BB PNRPU) is a major research center, one of the leaders in training technical students in the region. The University has been recognized as one of the best higher education institutions in Russia for the second year in a row. Out of 10,000 graduates of BB PNRPU 2,000 work for Uralkali. The company has been paying individual scholarships to the students at the end of each semester since 2007 in the framework of a cooperation agreement with PNRPU and BB PNRPU. The scholarship amounts to 2,500 rubles a 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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