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Best PNRPU students have received Uralkali scholarships

Best PNRPU students have received Uralkali scholarships

Uralkali has awarded individual scholarship certificates to ten best students of Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU). The solemn ceremony of awarding certificates coincided with the closing of the All-Russian student competition.

The scholars are students of the Mining and Oil and Chemical Engineering Faculties. Two students will receive a scholarship for the first time, the rest will get it for the second and third time.

Elena Zvereva, 6th year student :

I’ve got the scholarship for the third time. I've been doing research work for a few years and participate in national and international training and research-and-technology conferences. I already have publications in a scientific journal. I did practical work in Uralkali mine. We explored the mine together with the fire-boss and performed air measurements at the facilities – in blocks and panels. Practical experience has facilitated my studies and research.

On behalf of the Company the students were congratulated by a representative of Recruitment and Staff Evaluation Department Olga Rykova.

Olga Rykova, Head of Recruitment and Staff Evaluation Department of OJSC Uralkali:

If you are ambitious, responsible and result-oriented, you have a future in Uralkali. Here you can develop and realize your potential

Many PNRPU students come to work to Uralkali after graduation. In PNRPU there is a structural unit called Institute of potassium. It trains unique specialists in the development of potassium deposits and manufacture of products with potassium content.

Vladimir Asanov, director of the Institute of potassium:

Technologists, mechanics , electricians are mining specialists. Eighty percent of Uralkali engineering and technical staff are our graduates.


Certificates for individual scholarships have been awarded by Uralkali to best students since 2007. The scholarship amounts to 2,500 rubles a month. Main criteria for the scholarship awarding are high academic performance, research papers dedicated to the company’s fields of activity, successful practical training and professional dedication.


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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