Mining engineering inspectors begin to work in Uralkaliís mines

Mining engineering inspectors begin to work in Uralkali’s mines

The HSE Department of the Berezniki-4 mine has begun to operate with an enlarged team. From now on, a specialist of the HSE Department with experience of working in mines will attend each work shift.

The main duties of mining engineering inspectors will be monitoring compliance with the HSE rules in:

  • operation of mining equipment;
  • conditions of mines;
  • carrying out repair works by mining personnel and contractors;
  • filing relevant documentation.

A total of 26 mining engineering inspectors will commence work at the Company’s five mines shortly.

An increase in personnel of the HSE Department is an important stage in the realisation of a programme aimed at the prevention of accidents in the workplace.

Stanislav Seleznev, Director of Uralkali’s HSE Department, commented:

Minimisation of industrial injuries and zero fatalities in the workplace are Uralkali’s priorities. Increasing the number of the specialists who are involved in the HSE matters and granting them greater authority are the first steps towards realising those priorities. We ought to reach a culture when an employee will work safely not just out of fear of being punished, but also from looking forward to returning home healthy and unharmed.

Attention to industrial safety issues, zero tolerance to those who violate them and non-exclusive punishment system within the HSE guidelines delivers results. Over the last nine years the level of industrial injuries in the Company has fallen by 2.5 times: from 45 accidents in 2005 to 18 in 2014.


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 Uralkaliís 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 Companyís 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 Uralkaliís corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Companyís 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.

URALKALIís 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 ďUralkaliĒ 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 colleaguesí 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 ďUralkaliĒ.

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