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Uralkali Awards Scholarships to Students and Graduates

23.12.2014
Uralkali Awards Scholarships to Students and Graduates

Uralkali has awarded individual scholarships and Verkhnekamsk Kali awards to five students and four graduates from the Berezniki Branch of the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (BB PNRPU).

Individual scholarships from Uralkali and the Verkhnekamsk Kali contest were established as part of the co-operation agreement signed in 2006 between the Company and the Berezniki Branch of the Perm National Research Polytechnic University. Individual scholarships amount to 2,500 roubles per month and are paid twice a year based on achievements during the semester. Verhnekamsk Kali contest awards total 10,000 roubles per month.

To receive an individual scholarship, students must pass through a rigorous selection process. They must have good grades, participate in regional and federal academic competitions and scientific conferences, and conduct research work.

To qualify for the Verkhnekamsk Kali award, students’ graduation thesis must have a practical application in one of Uralkali’s production areas. Almost 50% of graduation thesis papers were recommended for implementation at the Company.

Natalia Volvach, Head of Recruitment and Staff Development at Uralkali:

Around 20,000 employees work for Uralkali, and the Company has always seen PNRPU as a key source of talent. We are interested in recruiting highly-qualified graduates to work at Uralkali; that is why we offer scholarship programmes at universities and colleges, and provide assistance to equip educational institutions with upgraded technology and for the development of teaching staff.

Oleg Kosvintsev, Director of PNRPU, Berezniki Branch:

Uralkali is our long-time partner. Working together, we are trying to find new prospective areas for co-operation to train the specialists required by a major employer in the town like Uralkali.

Natalia Kozhemyakina, fifth-year student at PNRPU, Berezniki Branch:

This is the third consecutive Uralkali scholarship that I have received. I think the individual scholarships provide a good incentive for achievements in both research and study. After graduation, I would like to continue working with MOP enrichment technology as an employee at Uralkali. The Company attracts me as one of the most advanced and fast-growing enterprises in the town.

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 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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