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Uralkali Honors Potash Industry War Veterans

26.03.2015
Uralkali Honors Potash Industry War Veterans

On 25 March 2015, war veterans and homefront workers who worked in potash industry were awarded with commemorative medals marking the 70th anniversary of the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War during an official ceremony.

The CEO of Uralkali, Dmitri Osipov and the Deputy Head of Solikamsk, Igor Davletshin, took part in the event. The Company presented veterans with souvenirs. Uralkali will organise the award of medals to the homes of those veterans whose health did not allow them to visit the ceremony. Almost 300 combat veterans and homefront workers who worked in potassium production were awarded with medals on the eve of anniversary of the Victory.

Vadim Kivokurtsev, war and potash industry veteran, said:

Victory Day is a special holiday for us as veterans. We gained victory at a heavy cost. I joined the combat as a volunteer and I am proud of the honor of protecting my Motherland. Nowadays all the potash industry veterans feel constant support and care from the Company. I thank you on behalf of all of us.

The care of veterans is one of the traditionally important social policies of Uralkali. The company’s Labor Veteran Council in Berezniki and Solikamsk unites more than 9,400 potash industry veterans. In 2015, Uralkali will allocate more than RUB 60 million for different aid programmes for its labor veterans, covering the purchase of medicines, leisure and festive events, work of clubs, and payment of quarterly benefits to each potassium production veteran. Every year, the veterans have an opportunity to use the services of the Company’s health and recreation resort free of charge.

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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